Ahn Trio

Live at Carnegie Music Hall, Monday, November 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Leonard Bernstein - Piano Trio
Pat Metheny - Yu Ryung (written for the Ahn Trio)
Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion
Astor Piazzolla - Primavera Porteña
Kenji Bunch - Swing Shift (written for the Ahn Trio)

“[The Ahn Trio’s] technique was impressive, and they balanced unanimity and individuality in a spirit that is at the heart of chamber music.”
The Washington Post

About The Artist: 

Born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at The Juilliard School, the members of the Ahn Trio—sisters Maria, Lucia, and Angella—are redefining chamber music, breathing new life into the standard piano trio literature with commissioned works from visionary composers like Pat Metheny, Kenji Bunch, Maurice Jarre, Nikolai Kapustin, Michael Nyman, and Mark O’Connor.

The trio's latest CD, Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac made No.8 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. In January 2016, the Ahns showcased a premiere, Quest for Freedom, a work choreographed by Nai Ni Chen and a  work by composer Kenji Bunch. Also in 2016, a new Family Program was introduced. In 2008, the performed Bunch's "Hardware Concerto" (triple concerto written for them) with the China National Symphony Orchestra. They also performed their Chinese and Korean premieres of Pat Metheny's "Yu-Ryung," a work Mr. Metheny wrote for the trio. The Ahns have also premiered Mark O’Connor’s Triple Concerto.

The Ahns thrive on dissolving the barriers between art forms. They have fused their work with that of dancers, pop singers, DJ's, electronic music artists, visual artists, photographers, lighting designers, and ecologists. They are the only Classical group to be invited to perform at the iTunes LIVE Festival in London where Michael Nyman was a surprise guest.

They have long been natural subjects for the international press. They made their magazine premiere very early on, in Time's cover story, "Asian American Whiz Kids." They have gone on to frequent fashion pages the likes of Vogue and GQ. In 2003, they were named three of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

The Ahn Trio is in high demand, performing and leading master classes across the United States and around the world. Wherever the Ahns go, they share their innovative spirit and ever-evolving vision of music.

It is precisely this vitality and commitment to innovation that has the Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music.