Three of Baltimore’s finest chamber musicians have founded a new trio dedicated to performing classical music in intimate settings. Please join them for their inaugural concert at An Die Musik Live in a performance of works by W.A. Mozart, Gordon Jacob, and Johannes Brahms.
Tickets: 12 advance/$15 door/$8 student and military with ID
Erik Franklin, clarinet
?Staff Sergeant Erik Franklin is a member of the U.S. Army Field Band. Prior to joining the Field Band in March 2016, Erik held positions with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. He is the founder of the Novacane Quartet, an award-winning group discovering new avenues for art music in America. Every summer, Erik hosts the Indiana Clarinet Experience—a weeklong music camp in Brown County, Indiana.
A South Carolina native, Erik earned a BM in clarinet from Furman University and MM in clarinet from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is currently pursuing a DM in clarinet from the Jacobs School, studying with Howard Klug.
Erik lives in Baltimore with his husband. When not traveling the country with the Field Band or the Novacane Quartet, he enjoys exploring museums and monuments in our nation’s capital.
Yang Guo, viola
Yang Guo was born and raised in Handan, China. He received his Artist Diploma from Indiana University under tutelage of Atar Arad, and Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Li-Kuo Chang and Victoria Chiang.
Mostly recently, he has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is also a fellowship recipient and has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Banff Music Festival, Sejong Music Festival among others. As the winner of the Indiana University concerto competition in 2014, he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Carl St. Clair.
Guo is joining the San Antonio Symphony this fall.
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
A native of Taiwan, pianist Hui-Chuan Chen began piano lessons at age four and made her debut performance at six. As a successful soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist and educator, Hui-Chuan has traveled and performed widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
She has won numerous prizes at competitions including the Wonderlic Piano Competition in Baltimore, Concerto Competition of International Music Festival in Siena, Italy, Kaohsiung City Competition, Kawai Piano Competition, and the University Piano Concerto Competition of NTNU, Taiwan.
As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has worked with accomplished musicians such as cellist Amit Peled and Flutist Demarre McGill.
Hui-Chuan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where she is also a faculty member in the preparatory division. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore City, Washington Conservatory of Music, and the Heifetz International Music Festival in Virginia.