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

Ahn Trio
Ahn Trio

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.

Ahn Trio is excited to announce release of their new album, “Blue” in
the spring of 2017. Says Ahn Trio, Blue is a kind of a musical diary of
Ahn Trio’s past and present, celebrating family of musicians, artists
and leaders who have inspired us: us hanging out with Prince at
Paisley Park, working with Pat Metheny on the piece Yuryung he wrote
for us, performing Skylife at the Obama White House. Meeting
incredible women leaders from all around the world at TED Women
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, and our message expressed with “Little Wing,” the
iconic Jimi Hendrix song arranged by D.D. Jackson, which fit very well
into our vision, “She’s walking through the clouds, with a circus mind
that’s running wild . . . fly on little wing.” Not only does it sum up how
we feel about Blue, but how we feel about our art. May we all fly on.
President Obama invited the Ahn Trio to perform at the White House
for a State Dinner honoring South Korea in 2011.

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. Such luminary composers as Michael Nyman, Maurice
Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O' Connor, Kenji Bunch,
Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chihara have written works for them. The
trio's latest CD, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac” (released by Sony)
is a showcase of their fearless creativity, which made No. 8 on the
Billboard Charts for 26 weeks in the Classical album category.
In two decades of touring, the Trio has performed in all 50 states and
in over 30 countries, and has recorded six albums. The first, a
recording of Ravel and Villa-Lobos trios brought rave reviews, with
Audio Magazine praising "this is one of Ravel's best and never
better played". The next EMI recording of trios by Dvorak, Suk,
and Shostakovich, won Germany's prestigious ECHO Award. An MTV
appearance on Bryan Adams' "Unplugged" inspired the trio to make
"Ahn-Plugged" (EMI), and “Groovebox” (EMI) soon followed. After, 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. They have fused their work with a range of artists and musical
genres, from dancers and lighting designers to DJ's. The Trio enjoyed
their successful collaboration with the David Parsons Dance Company,
touring extensively to critical acclaim. More recently, they performed in
the Czech Republic with the Tata Bojs to sold-out shows. The Trio is
thrilled to add “March of the Gypsy Fiddler”, 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 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 the Ahn
Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music.

Possessing an enviable combination of talent and style, they have long
been natural subjects for the press. 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 such 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,
among others. They have been named three of People Magazine's 50
Most Beautiful People and most recently made a one-page appearance
in Glamour Magazine.

Dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians,
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. They hold master classes and workshops across the United
States and around the 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.

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.”

“I became somewhat tired of 19th century music, preferable are either Sebastian Bach or Ahn Trio.”
Venue Information:
Rialto Bozeman
10 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT, 59715