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Treasures of the Piano Trio

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** This concert takes place in Aberdeen Centre at the Richmond location of Showcase FAZIOLI Pianos **

Join us for a gorgeous summer evening of the most beloved works for piano trio - including pieces by Mendelssohn, Murphy, and Ravel. The Ravel Trio, in particular, is considered by most to be the crown jewel of piano trio repertoire.

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

Antoinette Gan (cello) joined the two time Grammy-nominated Oregon Symphony in September 2015. In addition to orchestral music, she is a passionate performer of solo and chamber music, and has participated in concerts and music festivals throughout the United States, Western Europe, and Scandinavia.

During her time as a student, she spent summers at music programs in the United States including Music Academy of the West, the Heifetz Institute, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. She also participated in international programs, including the London Master Classes, the Cello Forum of Spain, the Festival Pablo Casals, IMS Prussia Cove, and Aurora Master Classes. Antoinette’s solo engagements have included guest performances with the Lewisville Lake Symphony, the Meadows Symphony, the Symphony of the Potomac, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

In middle and high school, Antoinette studied cello with Michael Coren, a former cellist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She received her B.M. from the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Amit Peled and Alison Wells, and her M.M. from the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Desmond Hoebig.


Lixia Li
is considered a pianist with "incredible instinct and mature artistic insights," by eminent artists such as Philippe Entremont and Jacob Lateiner.

She has had the opportunity to work with numerous prominent pianists, such as Leon Fleisher, Aldo Ciccolini, John Perry, Francoise Thinat, Anthony di Bonaventura, Meng-Chieh Liu, Boris Petrushansky and Mikhail Voskresensky and Lee Kum-Sing. She has performed solo and chamber music in various music festivals such as Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy, Prague International Piano Masterclasses, Belgium International Piano Week, International Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival in Italy, Brandywine Piano Institute at University of Pennsylvania, Grandin Festival at Cincinnati and International Keyboard Institute & Festival at New York.

Ms. Li's competitive accolades include winners of the “Young Artists Competition of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra”, the “Concerto and Aria Competition of the Huxford Symphony”, finalist and "Audience Favorite Award" in Seattle International Piano Competition and finalist in the 5th "Mozart" International Piano Competition, in Italy. Ms. Li has been awarded distinguished "Career Development Award" from Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University.

Besides performing solo piano repertoire, Ms. Li is an experienced and highly acclaimed chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She has performed in many concert halls in different countries, across United States, China, and Europe. Her collaborative performances have been highly praised by world-renowned artists Victor Danchenko, Cho-Liang Lin, John Shirley-Quirk, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Warren Jones, and many others.

She was a graduate of the prestigious Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with the head of the keyboard department and one of the most sought-after teachers in the United States, Boris Slutsky (student of Anna Kantor, who was the teacher of Evgeny Kissin as well). Her principal teachers also included Eugene Pridonoff (student of Rudolf Serkin) from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and Dr. Jonathan Bass (student and assistant of Menahem Pressler) from The Boston Conservatory. She has more recently worked intensely with her mentor, Prof. Lee Kum-Sing (student of Hans Richter-Haaser and Magda Tagliaferro), to pursue an Artist Diploma at the Vancouver Academy of Music while maintaining an active performance schedule. She performs regularly with the Vancouver Chamber Players and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Notably known for her diverse musical style, Yena Lee (violin) received numerous prizes universally in competitions ranging from classical to modern competitions: Wolfgang Marschner International Competition, Shean Competition, Young Texas Artist Competition, Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, Oneppo chamber music competition, Boston University Bach Competition and Young Korean Music Competition of Canada. She made an orchestra debut at the age of 14 and was awarded the “Most Promising Musician Award” from district of British Columbia. She was youngest recipient of the prestigious JGU-Preis from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

She frequently features with Adrian Ensemble Italy, Casalmaggiore International Music Festival Orchestra, Mainzer Virtuosi Kammerorchester, Neumeyer Consort Frankfurt, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Pilgrim Orchestra, and West Coast Symphony. She concertizes worldwide in venues such as Cadogan Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Museo del violino, Orpheum Theatre, and Symphony Hall. She has collaborated and played under John Adams, Valery Gergiev, Ken-David Masur, Peter Oundjian, Kryzstof Penderecki, Larry Rachleff, and Bramwell Tovey. She has been invited as resident artist for the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, Eckelhauser Musikfestival, Norfolk Festival in UK, and many others.

Her mentors include Taras Gabora, Lawrie Hill, Hyo Kang, Anne Shih, and Peter Zazofsky. She completed Diplom-Orchestermusik and Konzertexamen as at the Hochschule fur Musik in Mainz, Germany; and achieved Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music. She is currently a Doctoral Musical Arts fellow at the Rice Shepherd School of Music under Prof. Cho-liang Lin.


PROGRAM

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor (1839)

1. Molto Allegro Agitato
2. Andante con molto tranquillo
3. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace
4. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato

--------Intermission--------

Kelly-Marie Murphy (1964-)

Give me phoenix wings to fly (1997)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Piano Trio in A Minor, M. 67 (1914)

1. Modéré
2. Pantoum. Assez vif
3. Passacaille. Trés large
4. Finale. Animé

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