House Concert June 23, 2018

The Willamette Trio


Maurice Ravel, Trio for violin, cello, and piano in A minor (1914)
  1. Modéré
  2. Pantoum (Assez vif)
  3. Passacaille (Trés large)
  4. Final (Animé)

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio for violin, cello, and piano in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Scherzo (Allegro)
  3. Andante cantabile ma perņ con moto
  4. Allegro moderato presto

Sarah Fangyue He, violin, was born in Shanghai, China and began studying the violin at age of four. She studied violin with Professor Jiyang Zhao and Chenxing Huang in both primary and the middle school affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2001, she won the fourth prize in the Seventh National Violin Competition and was selected to participate in the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, Canada that summer. A year after she attended the Perlman Music Program in Shanghai in the summer and performed with Shanghai Conservatory of Music Orchestra in the U.S.A in the fall. She was recruited into the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2005, continuing studying the violin with well-known Professor Shisheng Zheng. She came to study in the U.S in the year of 2006 at Bard College Conservatory which is located in the upper state of New York and graduated in 2012 with degrees in Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of liberal Arts. During her studies at Bard she studied with Ms. Ida Kavafian and Laurie Smukler. During her time at Bard, she played as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra in the Richard B. Fisher Center for performing arts in April 2009 as part of winning the annual concerto competition held at Bard Conservatory. She was selected to be a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center from 2007 to 2009 seasons. She attended New York String Seminar in winter 2009. She spent a semester of studying abroad program in Siena for her Italian major at Bard and the violin with Mr. Pavel Vernikov in La Scuola Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Italy. She was a fellow at Kneisel Hall chamber music festival summer 2010 and 2011. In May 2011, she played duo violin concerto by George Tsontakis's in the Harvard's Sanders Theatre. In the fall of 2012, she attended to the graduate program in Manhattan School of music to continue her music studying with Ms. Laurie Smukler with a full-tuition scholarship. During her studies at Manhattan School of Music, in the summer of 2013, she joined the International Music Festival as the concertmaster, which was held in Siena, Italy. In 2014 she graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Master degree in classical violin performance. In that summer, she was one of the semi-finalists in the Ima Hogg Concerto Competition held in Huston, TX. She continued her studies in the professional studies program at Manhattan School of Music (MSM) for another year. During that time, she won the violin sectional position in Oregon Symphony in October 2014. She was also selected to compete in the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition, which was held in Brussels, Belgium in May 2015. Recently, she played the Dvorak concerto with the MSM chamber sinfonia under Maestro George Manahan in early February 2016 as part of the prize for winning the string concerto competition at MSM in 2015. She played in the Oregon Symphony for 2015-2016 season as sectional violinist, and right now she lives in Portland OR, performing recitals and chamber music.

Antoinette Gan, cello, was born and raised in Texas. She moved to Portland to join the Oregon Symphony in September of 2015. In addition to her work through the Symphony, she is an avid solo performer, chamber musician, and private cello teacher. During her time as a student, she spent summers at music programs in the United States including the Meadowmount School, the Music Academy of the West, the Heifetz Institute, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Center. She also participated in programs abroad, including the London Master Classes, the Cello Forum of Spain, the Festival Pablo Casals, IMS Prussia Cove, and Aurora Master Classes. Her solo engagements have included guest performances with the Lewisville Lake Symphony, the Meadows Symphony, the Symphony of the Potomac, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. In middle and high school, Antoinette studied with Michael Coren, a former cellist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Amit Peled and Alison Wells, and her Master of Music from the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with former principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Desmond Hoebig.

Chungwon Lydia Chung, pianist, is a native of Seoul, Korea, and is an accomplished musician as a soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from Seoul National University and her Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she studied with Boris Slutsky. She served as a faculty member at The Peabody Preparatory School of Johns Hopkins University, The Park School of Baltimore, The Bryn Mawr School, and Harford Community College. She has served as a designated accompanist for the Peabody Conservatory, the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Institute, the Peabody Opera Outreach Program, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Music Department, and the Kolday Institute at Loyola University, Maryland. She has performed as a solo artist for the Performing Arts Series in Jamestown College, at Harford Community College and the Artscape Arts festival in Baltimore. Internationally Dr. Chung has appeared in festivals such as the New Millennium Piano Festival in Spain, the Banff International Keyboard Festival in Canada and the Candlelight Concert Series in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Since arriving in Oregon she has collaborated with Oregon Symphony musicians and performed in the "Makrokosmos Project 2" in Portland and Eugene. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Oregon Music Teachers Association and currently enjoys teaching privately in Portland and performing and collaborating with local musicians.