Whitney Center for the Arts director Erin Hanke announced today that Ahn Trio will command the Kinnison Hall stage with a high-energy, Leonard Bernstein-inspired performance Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the trio boasts a style unmatched in the classical world today.  The Seoul, Korea-born sisters (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, and violinist Angella) will perform an exciting, diverse chamber music set that includes “Piano Trio” by Leonard Bernstein, “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix, “Space Oddity” by David Bowie and “Nuvole Bianche” by Ludovico Einaudi.  The Ahn Trio will present a masterclass on Friday, September 12, from 3:15-5p to Sheridan College music students and also work with the Sheridan High School Baroque Orchestra from 1:40-2:40p that same day.

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“Piano Trio” by Leonard Bernstein

“Yuryung” by Pat Metheny
“This Is Not America” by David Bowie and Pat Metheny / Jürgen Dahmen
“Space Oddity” by David Bowie / Kenji Bunch
“Skylife” by David Balakrishnan / Kenji Bunch
“Les Soeurs” (“The Sisters”) by Eric Funk
“Flying Machine” by Mark Bächle
“Nuvole Bianche” (“White Clouds”) by Ludovico Einaudi, arr. Ahn Trio
“Candybox” by Chiel Meijering
“Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix / D.D. Jackson

“Ahn Trio is arguably the hottest chamber group in music today. They are making music that thrills long-time classical fans as well as new, non-traditional classical audiences across the globe,” said Hanke. “Their performance is fresh, creative, and exciting, yet technically superb. They have a contagious, innovative spirit that makes for in an incredible live music experience. We are so fortunate to have them in the Kinnison Hall!”

About Ahn Trio

The Ahn Trio studied music at Julliard in New York City and have been redefining classical performance through partnerships with the world’s top visionary composers. The trio’s latest CD, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac” (released by Sony), is a showcase of this vibrant and original music, which made No. 8 on the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks in the Classical album category, an unusual feat that speaks volumes about Ahn Trio’s exciting approach to chamber music.

Ahn Trio has performed all over the world for a decade and published six award-winning albums. From MTV to Lincoln Center, Maria, Lucia and Angella have performed for diverse and demanding audiences, including 10,000 screaming fans at the World Music Festival in the Czech Republic.

Maria, Lucia and Angella thrive on dissolving the barriers between art forms. They have fused their work with that of dancers, pop singers, DJ’s, painters, installation artists, photographers, lighting designers, ecologists, and even kite makers. The Ahns enjoyed their successful collaboration with the David Parsons Dance Company, which toured extensively to critical acclaim. More recently, they performed in the Czech Republic with rock group the Tata Bojs to sold-out shows. This year, the Trio is very excited to add to their repertoire “March of the Gypsy Fiddler”, a Triple Concerto written for them by Mark O’Connor. The Ahns frequently enjoy having guest artists join them on stage, recent favorites include the Kin, a two-brother rock band from Australia, as well as electronic music artist Juno a.k.a Superdrive from Berlin. It is precisely this vitality and commitment to innovation that has Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music.

They made their magazine premiere very early on, in Time’s cover story, ‘Asian American Whiz Kids’. Since then, they have gone on to frequent fashion pages of the likes of Vogue and GQ, photographed by such luminary photographers as Arthur Elgort, Ellen von Unwerth, and Walter Chin, and been featured in ad campaigns for GAP, Anne Klein and Bodyshop, among others. In 2003, they were named three of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People.

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