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We are excited to share with you our new virtual chamber music series, Chamber Connect. This premiere installment is the second half of the Ahn Trio’s program from our 2019 Austin Chamber Music Festival, featuring contemporary works by David Bowie, Kenji Bunch, Prince, and more. As an added bonus, the Ahn Trio will be joining the watch party; if you have a Google or YouTube account, you can interact with the trio while watching. If you do not have an account, you can still enjoy the video and view the comment feed.
Skylife | David Balakrishnan (b. 1954)
Lina’s Waltz | Hyung-ki Joo (b. 1973)
Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac | Kenji Bunch (b. 1973)
Space Oddity | David Bowie (1947–2016)
Little Wing | Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) arr. D. D. Jackson
Purple Rain | Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016)
Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations. In 2011, President Obama invited the Ahn Trio to perform at the White House for a State Dinner honoring South Korea.
The Ahn sisters were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. Reflecting the two cultures they grew up in, the Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. Whether they are performing in Vienna’s Musikverein, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, New York’s Lincoln Center, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Beijing’s Concert Hall, or Istanbul’s Aya Irini in Topkapi Palace, they share their innovative spirit and ever-evolving vision of music.