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The Romantic Piano Trio (Beaux Arts)

January 11 @ 8:00 pm

David Requiro, Cello
Ayano Ninomiya, Violin
Catherine Lan, Pianist
Tao Lin, Pianist

Artistic Directors Tao Lin and Catherine Lan will join guest artists David Requiro, Cello and Ayano Ninomiya, Violin in an exciting program featuring two of the most demanding and popular Piano Trios by Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms.



David Requiro

First Prize Winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, DAVID REQUIRO has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. After winning First Prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, he also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.
Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and with numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng and gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Sonata for cello and piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.
 Mr. Requiro has recently been appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound as well as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan. His artist faculty appointments include the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, Maui Classical Music Festival, and Olympic Music Festival. Click to watch video
Ayano Ninomiya
The second-prize winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg International Competition, Ayano has established a wide–ranging professional career encompassing solo appearances with orchestras in Europe and the United States, chamber music performances, research and outreach programs.  She has spent several seasons at the Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Olympic and other festivals, and joined the Musicians from Marlboro for the group’s 2004 U.S. tour and 2005’s tour of France.  She has performed with the Momenta String Quartet and the Formosa String Quartet in Singapore and across the United States with the Daedalus Quartet at Juneau’s Jazz and Classics Festival.  She has been a member of the Australian-based TinAlley String Quartet and the conductorless string ensemble ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra).
Ninomiya graduated from Harvard in 2001 with a dual degree in Music and French, and she holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.  A recipient of the 2005 Frank Huntington Beeve Fellowship for advanced music study and performance, Ninomiya studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and researched scores at the Bartok Archives.
Catherine Lan

After making her international debut in Japan at the age of eight, Dr. Catherine Lan has since performed in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, France, and the USA in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Victoria Hall, and National Concert Hall. Her upcoming engagements include recitals in United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Slovenia.

Dr. Lan has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Sinfonia of the North Shore, British-Columbia Chamber, Fifth Avenue Chamber, Taoyuan New Philharmonic, Braddell Heights Symphony, Frost Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Broward Symphony, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, and Edmonton Symphony. She has also concertized with Aspen Trio, Naples Philharmonic, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Piano Galore Ensemble, Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Palm Beach Symphony. Her performances have been featured on World Journal of New York, WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV “Live with Iris Ackers”, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and CBC Radio’s “Westcoast Performance” Debut series.

Having earned degrees from University of British-Columbia, Indiana University (Bloomington), and University of Miami, Dr. Lan serves on the faculty of Broward College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is also the co-founder/artistic director of Chrysalis Chamber Players and Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records.





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Tao Lin

Described by critics as possessing “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald) as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Steinway Artist Tao Lin performs in Asia, North America, and Europe with orchestras such as Moscow Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Miami Chamber, Atlantic Classical, and Knoxville Civic at venues including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, National Gallery of Art, 92nd Street Y, Rockefeller University, Chautauqua Institute, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Izumi Hall, and Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway. Mr. Lin has concertized as a member of the Berlin Piano Quartet and the Brahms Piano Quartet, and appeared in concerts with Aspen Trio, Miami, Bergonzi, Alcon, Rosalyra, Shanghai, Ying, and St. Petersburg String Quartets, as well as with distinguished musicians including Elmar Oliveira, Carol Wincenc, Roberto Diaz, William De Rosa, Charles Castleman, Eugenia Zukerman, and Claudio Bohorquez at festivals including Mainly Mozart, Music Mountain Chamber Music, Arts Rolla, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music, Music Festival of the Hamptons, and Festival Miami.

Currently serves on faculty of Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine and Shanghai Normal University, Mr. Lin is a co-founder/artistic director of Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples. Mr. Lin records for Centaur, Artek, Naxos, and Romeo labels.




January 11
8:00 pm
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