The Aster Piano Trio

Hsing-ay Hsu, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Silver Ainomae

Next event:

SAT 2/20/16, 2pm Silver & Hsing-ay plays Brahms' C minor Piano Quartet with Anne Ainomae and Claude Sim

Englewood Arts

TUE 3/10/15, 7:30pm

Silver & Hsing-ay

Trinity Presbyterian Second Tuesday Series, Arvada, CO

TUE 3/11, 14, 7:30pm

Beethoven Ghost, Higdon, Ravel

Trinity Presbyterian Second Tuesday Series, Arvada, CO

WED 2/5/14 7:30pm

Yumi at CU-Boulder Guest Artist Series

Yumi & Hsing-ay play Kernis' Air and Brahms Scherzo

SAT 10/19/13, 2pm "Brahms Quintet and...", Englewood Arts Center

Mozart's Bb Piano Trio, Schubert Quartet-Satz, Debussy Sonata for Cello & Piano

(Silver and Anne Ainomae, Yumi Hwang-Williams, Hsing-ay Hsu, Stirling Trent

SAT 6/8, 2pm "Mozart", Englewood Arts Center

Mozart's G minor Piano Quartet, Bach, Messiaen, and more...

(Silver and Anne Ainomae, Myroslava Bartels, Hsing-ay Hsu)

Spring 2013

FRI 2/22/13 Colorado Symphony: Life of Brahms, Boettcher Hall, DPAC, Denver

TUE 3/12/13 Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Part, Trinity Presbyterian Second Tuesday Series, Arvada

Spring 2012

SUN 1/8 Boulder Public Library, CO, 4pm (please note time correction), free admission

TUE 3/6 Faculty Tuesdays @CU-Boulder “The Russian Soul” (Pictures at an Exhibition piano solo + Tchaikovsky trio), free admission

FRI 3/9 Grand County Concert Series, Winter Park, CO, $

MON 3/12 Trinity Presbyterian Music Series, Arvada, CO, $10-15

SAT 3/24 Ainomae & Hsu at the Englewood Arts Center, CO, 2pm, $

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Yumi Hwang-Williams has served as concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and is concertmaster for the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. She has been guest concertmaster for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, at the invitation of Music Director Pinchas Zukerman. She is a faculty member of the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, and began violin studies at the age of ten in Philadelphia, one year after emigrating from South Korea. At fifteen, she appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and was accepted as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Her exceptional musicianship has earned her a reputation as an artist who, in addition to her thoughtful and stylish interpretations of the classics, is known for her commitment to exploring and performing the works of contemporary composers. Featured in a Strings magazine cover article in 2008, she is described as a ‘Modern Prometheus’ who has ‘emerged as a fiery champion of contemporary classical music’. She has performed Korean composer Isang Yun’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies who immediately invited her to play the concerto again with the Bruckner Orchester, in Austria. She has also been the soloist in Thomas Adès’ violin concerto at the Cabrillo Festival with Marin Alsop conducting. Yumi has performed with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony with conductors Paavo Jarvi, Lawrence Leighton Smith and Jeffrey Kahane , and has made numerous solo appearances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Silver Ainomae joined the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as principal cellist. He has performed in nearly 30 different countries, and is a Prize-winner of several International Cello Competitions, including the Isang Yun Competition in South-Korea (2003), Witold Lutoslawski Competition in Poland (2005) and Paulo Cello Competition in Finland (2007). Prior to joining the Colorado Symphony he performed with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Silver has performed as soloist with Zürich Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. Silver was born in Tallinn, Estonia and began to play cello at age 6. He moved to Finland at age 8 and continued his studies at the Turku Conservatory. In 1994 Silver was accepted to the prestigious Sibelius-Academy Department for Young Performers where he subsequently earned a Master of Music degree. He then continued his studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and the Razumovsky Academy.