AYA Piano Trio
Up first is the AYA Piano Trio. Hailing from Philadelphia and the Curtis Institute, the young trio has already been together for seven years. Members include Angela Chan (violin), Ying Li (piano) and Andres Sanchez (cello). They have performed in a number of Music Festivals, won recognition in other Competitions and debuted in New York City at the Mannes New School Concert Series. These are notable accomplishments for three talented musicians who have just reached their early 20’s!
We feature them performing the Beethoven Piano Trio in Bflat Major, Op. 97, the Archduke. This being the 250 anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Chesapeake Music had planned to feature his work in this year’s Chamber Music Festival. The AYA Trio and I agreed that we could join in that celebration.
This work, named for Beethoven’s friend and student Archduke Rudolf of Austria, was first performed publicly in 1814 with Beethoven on piano. Due to his advancing deafness, this was the last public appearance of Beethoven as pianist, a great loss to the music world according to contemporary critics. We hope that this performance brings some joy into your lives in this difficult time.
Anne Moran, Competition Chair
AYA piano trio performs the Beethoven Piano Trio in Bflat Major, Op. 97, the Archduke.
“IN THEIR OWN WORDS” A short video of Angela and Andres talking about the ensemble’s time together
AYA playing Ravel Piano Trio in A minor