maharlika - Tagalog word, meaning “noble” or “aristocratic”.
Maila Gutierrez Springfield-piano
The Maharlika Trio is dedicated to performing, commissioning and expanding the literature written for this unique combination of instruments. Formed in 2005, the members are all professors at Valdosta State University, and during the summers they teach gifted high school students in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. Their repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, original works and transcriptions, and occasionally performing with guest artists. Recent performances include conferences for the Georgia Music Educators Association, the College Music Society and the Southeastern Composers League. The Maharlika Trio is actively involved in arts education and dedicates a substantial amount of time to educational projects.