This performance by the AYA Piano Trio took place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
|Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50||1882|
|Maurice Ravel||Piano Trio, M. 67||1914|
About the Trio
Based in Philadelphia, the AYA Trio was formed in 2013 at the Curtis Institute of Music where they have since studied with Peter Wiley as their main coach and regularly with Jonathan Biss, Arnold Steinhardt, and Meng-Chieh Liu.
The trio have performed extensively across the U.S. In 2018, they won the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition in NC, where they were just recently re-invited for a residency of recordings and concerts. They have participated in chamber music festivals including the Shouse Institute of Music of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in northwestern Connecticut.
Recent engagements include a residency in Memphis as part of the Concerts International Series, a New York City Debut at the Mannes New School Concert Series, and a Beethoven Triple concerto performance with the Waterbury Symphony.
About the Artists
Angela Sin Ying Chan
Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan has found success both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Top prize winner of the Singapore International Violin Competition, Louis Spohr, Shanghai Issac Stern, Harbin, Nomea,ArsClassica, and Michael Hill International Competitions, and founder of the AYA piano trio, she is fast emerging as one of the most unique and polished violinists of her generation.
As a soloist, Angela has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOS Orchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. As an active chamber musician, Angela has collaborated with world-famous artists such as Nobuko Imai, Peter Wiley, Tien-Tsin Cindy Wu, and Gary Hoffman. She is a founding member of the award-winning AYA Piano Trio. (The trio is represented by Jean Schreiber Management.) Her festival appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include the Hefeitz Institute, Verbier Festival Academy, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Born in Hong Kong, Angela started playing the violin at the age of 3 under the guidance of her mother. She continued her violin studies with Michael James Ma, Vera WeiLing Tsu in China, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is currently pursuing an Artists Diploma at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Donald Weilerstein.
Cellist Andres Sanchez was also accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013, where he studies with cellist Peter Wiley and Carter Brey. Andres has appeared as soloist with the Arconet Chamber Orchestra on several occasions and has also performed as a soloist with the Kutztown Univeristy Chamber orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with the Kennet Square Symphony, the Central Jersey Symphony, and the Summit Symphony.
In the 2016-17 season, Andres served as the associate principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and as principle of the Curtis Opera Orchestra. During his service, Andres played in high profile venues such as the Kimmel Center; also a participant of the 2017 Curtis on Tour, Andres traveled and played in the finest venues of European cities including Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Helsinki’s Musiikkitalo, Dresdner Philarmonie, and Weiner Concert Hall.
Andres has attended the Banff Center Master Class Program where he studied with cellist Andres Díaz, Raphael Walfisch, Denis Brott, and Colin Carr, and he has also participated in Music From Angel Fire where he performed side by side with Artists such as Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbom, and Ani Kavafian. The summer of 2019 will be his first time participating in the Heifetz institute where Andres will play chamber music and solo recital pieces throughout the festival.
Pianist Ying Li, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2012 as a student of Robert McDonald, Seymour Lipkin. and Jonathan Biss, and has just graduated from The Juilliard School.
Ms. Li has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including her most recent debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with Symphony in C, the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania.
Some highlights among her competition awards are First prize in the Artist Series of Sarasota national competition, First prizes of both Solo Competition and Concerto Competition of the Brevard Music Festival, First prize in the 7th Liszt International Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow, Russia, and the First prize and the audience prize in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists ‘A Step Towards Mastery’ in St. Petersburg, Russia. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Li has participated in Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago, Four Seasons Winter Workshop in NC, and in summer 2019, she will be joining the prestigious La Jolla Music Society in California.