About The Ahn Trio
Born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at Juilliard in New York City, the members of the Ahn Triosisters Maria, Lucia, and Angellaare redefining the art and architecture of chamber music, breathing new life into the standard piano-trio literature with commissioned works from visionary composers like Kenji Bunch, Maurice Jarre, and Michael Nyman. The trios latest CD, Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac (recorded by their own label, L.A.M.P), is a showcase of this vibrant and original music.
Lucia, Angella, and Maria thrive on dissolving the barriers between art forms. They have fused their work with that of dancers, pop singers, DJs, painters, installation artists, photographers, lighting designers, ecologists, and even kite makers. Most recently, they performed live at the Czech Grammys with the Tata Bojs, and received critical acclaim for their collaborative project with the David Parsons Dance Company.
Possessing an enviable combination of talent and style, they have long been natural subjects for the international press. They made their magazine premiere very early on, in Times cover story, Asian American Whiz Kids. They have gone on to frequent fashion pages of the likes of Vogue and GQ. In 2003, they were named three of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People.
The Ahn Trio is in high demand, performing and leading master classes and workshops across the United States and around the world. Wherever the Ahns go, they share their innovative spirit and ever-evolving vision of music.
Their first recording, of Ravel and Villa-Lobos trios, brought raves, such as Audio Magazines this is one of Ravels best and never better played , and the next, an EMI recording of trios by Dvorak, Suk, and Shostakovich, won Germany’s prestigious ECHO Award. A 1997 MTV appearance on Bryan Adams’ Unplugged program led to the development of Ahn-Plugged, which typifies the excitement and energy of the Ahn Trio. In recent, very exciting news, they have created their own label, L.A.M.P (Lucia Angella Maria Productions), to allow them greater freedom to further explore the new, cutting edge projects they have always pursued. It is precisely this vitality and commitment to innovation that has the Ahn Trio continually drawing new audiences to classical music.