Today we feature two chamber groups from Midwest Young Artists Conservatory – one piano trio, and one string quartet.
The violinists of these groups have appeared previously on Introductions:
– Ruth Kim played in the Ardente String Quartet in August 2020 and in August 2021;
– John Lee gave a live solo recital in May 2023 and appeared previously in other chamber groups;
– Vincenzo Zuppardo previously appeared with Quartet Feroce in August 2021.
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49:
I. Molto allegro agitato
Paul Schoenfield: Café Music:
II. Rubato, andante moderato
Trio Respirazione: Ruth Kim, violin; Dylan Nguyen, cello; Jenny Zhu, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in B-Flat, Op. 18, No. 6:
I. Allegro con brio
Felix Mendelssohn: Capriccio, Op. 81, No. 3
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 2:
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
Aurum Quartet: John Lee & Vincenzo Zuppardo, violins; Kay Ito, viola; Jocelyn Gao, cello