Friday, November 17, 2017
Christ United Methodist Church
Music for a Great Space is proud to host Music for Young People events by our visiting artists. Students and their teachers may attend free of charge. All student attendees will receive a complimentary family voucher to attend the evening performance.
Trio 180 will be giving an open masterclass/educational presentation. Time TBA (morning)
Advance reservations are required. Please see below for more information.
Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United
States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.
Trio 180 performs a wide range of music from the Classical era to the present and is an active advocate of new music. The trio was awarded a Barlow Grant in 2006 to commission eminent composer Chen Yi's first piano trio, Tibetan Tunes (Theodore Presser). The trio has also premiered works by Robert Greenberg, Reinaldo Moya, Allan Crossman, Jorge Liderman, Derek Jacoby, Francois Rose, and Cindy Cox.
The trio mentors young musicians and chamber music groups at the University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music, where all three members are on faculty.
Ann Miller (violin) has appeared in concert halls throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Miller made her New York debut as a soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall and participated in an exchange program between the Juilliard School and the Lucerne Festival Academy that culminated in performances in Switzerland and New York under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
Vicky Wang (cello) made her New York debut in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in 2001 as the Winner of the Young Artist International Competition. She has also performed in the focus! New Music Festival, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in its lecture-concert series among others.
Sonia Leong (piano) has performed in Canada, the United States, England, Romania, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. She has appeared with the Filarmonica de Stat Dinu Lipatti in Satu Mare, Romania, the Banff Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Stockton Symphony, the St. John Chamber Orchestra, and has performed live on Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva.
Trio 180 will perform works by Beethoven, Turina, and the Piano Trio by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon, one of America's most acclaimed and most frequently performed living composers.