|March 17, 2008|
Sister act to make Concert Series debut
The Albers String Trio
The Albers String Trio, with Pei-Yao Wang on piano, makes its Concert Series debut Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.
The program will include Beethoven’s String Trio in G, Op. 9, No. 1; Martinu’s String Trio, No. 2; and Brahm’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 26.
The Albers String Trio features sisters Laura, violin; Rebecca, viola; and Julie, cello. The trio began studying Suzuki violin with their mother, Ellie LeRoux, at the age of two. They have been captivating audiences for more than two decades from their earliest performances at the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo. to renowned venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, National Theatre in Taipei, Severance Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall.
Pei-Yao Wang, piano
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Wang made her official orchestral debut with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra at eight, and was the youngest pianist to receive the overall First Prize in the Taiwan National Piano Competition. She has established herself as a prominent soloist performing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and has collaborated, as a chamber musician, with members of the Guarneri, Orion, Chicago, Mendelssohn and Miro quartets.
This will be the fifth Series performance for Wang, a regular headliner with the International Festival of Chamber Music.
The concert is free for the Union College community, $20 for general admission and $8 for area students. For more information on the Series, or for ticket information, visit: http://www.union.edu/ConcertSeries.