An Evening with the Ahn Trio

The Rialto proudly presents

An Evening with the Ahn Trio

Sun · October 14, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$55.00 - $60.00

This event is 18 and over

Featuring Stuart Weber (classical guitarist), Julie Gosswiller (pianist), Eric Funk (composer), and Julia Cory Slovarp (cellist) with the MSU Cello Ensemble.

All General Admission tickets for this event are seated. Notice, seats are not reserved so we recommend showing up early to get a good spot.

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Ahn Trio
Ahn Trio
Cheered as "exciting musicians" by the LA Times, the Ahn sisters (pianist Lucia, violinist Angella, and cellist Maria) have earned an amazing reputation for performing contemporary music with their unique style and innovative shows.

Ahn Trio’s new album, “Blue” is a musical diary of their many unforgettable moments as a Trio: Hanging out with Prince at Paisley Park; working with Pat Metheny on the piece Yuryung which he wrote for them; performing Skylife at the Obama White House. Meeting incredible women leaders from all around the world at TED Women after being invited to perform there; falling in love with Brazil and the bossa nova; exploring new colors with the great jazz musician Nguyen Le from Paris; collaborating with Kenji Bunch and Hyung-ki Joo of Igudesman & Joo. Their message is expressed with “Little Wing,” the iconic Jimi Hendrix song arranged by D.D. Jackson, “she’s walking through the clouds, with a circus mind that’s running wild . . . fly on little wing.”

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 music world. The Trio's CD, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac” (Sony) showcases their fearless creativity and made No. 8 on the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks.

In two decades of touring, the Trio has performed in all 50 states and in over 30 countries, and has recorded six albums. An MTV appearance on Bryan Adams' "Unplugged" inspired the trio to make "Ahn-Plugged" (EMI), and “Groovebox” (EMI) soon followed. Afterwards, the Trio formed LAMP (Lucia Angella Maria Productions), producing “Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac”. This album led to a fruitful relationship with Sony. Meanwhile, the sisters made a joint album “Smetana” (Warner) with the Czech Grammy-winning rock group Tata Bojs. And, more recently, Maria released her cello interpretations of her idol, David Bowie’s music on an EP, “Je T’aime Bowie” available on iTunes worldwide.

Maria, Lucia and Angella thrive on dissolving the barriers between art forms. The Trio enjoyed their successful collaboration with the David Parsons Dance Company, and recently, they performed in the Czech Republic with the rock band Tata Bojs to sold-out shows. The Trio was thrilled to add a Triple Concerto written for them by Mark O'Connor to their repertoire. They are also excited to continue to collaborate with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

The Ahns enjoy having guest artists join them on stage, including the Kin, a two-brother rock band from Australia, as well as electronic music artist Juno a.k.a Superdrive from Berlin. It is this vitality and innovation that has the Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to their concerts.

The Ahns made their magazine debut early on, in Time Magazine's cover story 'Asian American Whiz Kids'. They have since gone on to frequent fashion pages of the likes of Vogue and GQ, photographed by photographers as Arthur Elgort, Ellen von Unwerth, and Patrick Demarchelier. They have been featured in ad campaigns for GAP, Anne Klein and the Body Shop. They have been named three of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and most recently made a full-page appearance in Glamour Magazine.

The Ahns are passionate about sharing their knowledge. Angella is a Professor of Violin and Viola at Montana State University, in Bozeman, MT. Maria teaches cello and is the head of the String Department at the Harlem School of the Arts in NYC. Lucia has a growing private studio. 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.

Here is what their favorite composers say about them:

“Their willingness to play new music at such a high level is an inspiring and exciting quality that will continue to define the unique spot that they are carving for themselves in the music world.”

“My all-time favorite piano trio with a rare passionfor new music.”

“Their choice and their taste make the repertoire of trio more interesting.”
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715