Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Piano Trio No.1 in B-Flat Major, D.898
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Trio No.2 in c-minor, Op.66
Shu-Ting Yao, violin - Praised in Schwarzwälder Bote of Germany "Thrilled Violin Playing!" and "Unforgettable Performance!" violinist Shu-Ting Yao enjoys her career as a solo and chamber violinist. Her recent highlights including a recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weil Recital Hall, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s Inauguration in Japanese Embassy, the U.S. Secretary John Kerry’s lecture and Taiwan National Dinners in Washington DC. Yao performed with acclaimed ensembles including Charleston Symphony, Manhattan Symphonie, Apollo Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony of the Potomac, Bel Cantanti Opera Orchestra, Toscanini New Orchestra, Loudoun Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony, National String Symphonia and the Celebrated String Quartet.
A native of Taiwan, Yao obtains violin performance degrees from Peabody, Mannes and Catholic University. Currently, she serves as the professor of violin at Frostburg State University and performed on a copy of 1718 “Firebird” Stradivarius by Luiz Beillini.
Steven Honigberg, cello - Cellist Steven Honigberg is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. Hired under the leadership of Mstislav Rostropovich, he is a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Honigberg has given recent recitals in Washington DC at the Dumbarton Concert Series, at the Phillips Collection, at the National Gallery of Art, and recitals in New York and throughout the United States. In Chicago (his home town) he has appeared on radio WFMT, at the Ravinia Festival, and as soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ars Viva Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony and New Philharmonic Orchestra among others. In October 2014 Honigberg performed Andrzej Panufnik’s Cello Concerto with conductor Marek Mos in Warsaw, Poland. He has appeared most recently in Washington, in 2015, as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in two performances at the Kennedy Center of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Triple Cello Concerto with the NSO’s Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. In 2009 Mr. Honigberg performed Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Cello Concerto with the NSO and won rave reviews for the 1988 world premiere of David Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich and the National Symphony with repeat performances on two NSO United States tours.
Honigberg performs on a Lorenzo Storioni cello made in Cremona in 1789.
Joseph Yungen, piano - A current professor of piano at Frostburg State University, Joseph Yungen has had tremendous success as a solo performer, collaborative artist, new music advocate, and teacher. In addition to his active performance schedule, Joseph is a founding member of the faculty and administration of the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition, an educational seminar for advanced young pianists (www.njyapc.com). His master classes and teaching appearances have consistently been met with acclaim, both at home in the United States and abroad.
Joseph is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jonathan Feldman. He holds Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance & Literature and Accompanying & Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Jean Barr and Douglas Humpherys. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance at Southern Oregon University under the instruction of Alexander Tutunov. www.josephyungen.com
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