AYA Trio

The trio has performed extensively across the U.S. In 2018, and has won the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition in NC, where they were re-invited for a residency of recordings and concerts in 2019. They have been invited and performed in chamber music festivals including the Shouse Institute of Music of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in CT.

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About

AYA Trio

Piano Trio

Based in Boston & NY, AYA Trio was formed in 2013 at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where they studied with cellist Peter Wiley as their main coach and regularly with pianists Jonathan Biss and Robert McDonald, violinists Arnold Steinhardt and Philip Setzer.  

 

The trio have performed extensively across the U.S. In 2018, they won the WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition in NC, where they were re-invited for a residency of recordings and concerts in 2019. They have been invited and performed in chamber music festivals including the Shouse Institute of Music of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in CT. The trio have also had masterclasses with world renowned musicians including Boris Berman, Robert DeMaine, Peter Frankl, Ida & Ani Kavafians, Peter Stumpf, members of the Brentano Quartet and Emerson Quartet, and the piano trio of Noah Bendix-Balgley, Robert Levin, and Peter Wiley.

 

Highlights for the group’s 2019-2020 season included a residency in Memphis as part of the Cncerts International Seires, a New York City debut at the Mannes New School Schneider Concert Series, Curtis On Tour representation in Washington D.C., a Beethoven Triple concerto performance with the Waterbury Symphony (cancelled), and others.

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Ying Li

Piano

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Winner of the 2017 Sarasota Artist Series Piano Competition, twenty-three-year old pianist Ying Li comes from Beijing, China. She has received top awards in numerous national and international competitions, including first prizes at Brevard Music Festival’s solo and concerto competitions, first prize at Moscow’s International Liszt Piano Competition for Young Pianists, and third prize at Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition.

 

She has performed with many orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bacau “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Ying has performed at festivals including Ravinia’s Steans Institute in Chicago, La Jolla Music Society in San Diego, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut, and Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.

 

Ying has been heard in many venues, including a recent debut at the Verizon Hall of Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, other venues include Merkin Hall in New York, Harris Concert Hall in Memphis, New World Center in Miami, Chicago Cultural Center, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in San Diego, Sala Verdi in Italy, and ACT Concert Hall in Japan.

 

After starting piano lessons at age five in China, Ying moved to Philadelphia at age fourteen, to study at the Curtis Institute of Music with Seymour Lipkin and Jonathan Biss. After receiving the Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute in 2019, she is currently pursing her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York with Robert McDonald.

Angela Sin Ying Chan

Violinist

Violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2013, where she studies with Prof. Aaron Rosand and Prof. Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Pamela Frank.
 

Ms. Chan has taken part in numerous numbers of international and domestic violin competitions. Some highlights among her awards are the First Prize and Concerto Performance Award of the 8th International Louise Spohr Competition for Young Violinists and the 3rd prize of the Andrea Postacchini Competition (Junior Division).
She was also chosen to participate in highly esteemed international violin competitions including the Michael Hill, Sendai, and Montreal competitions. 

As a soloist, Ms. Chan has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOS Orchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. In 2016, Ms. Chan was selected as a soloist to a tour around the states with The Curtis Chamber Orchestra. She has also played in 9 concerts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in their “2017 Europe Tour”. Ms. Chan has held many recitals in various cities such as Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Xiamen.

Ms. Chan has participated in renowned music festivals such as the Verbier Festival Academy and The Heifeitz Institute of Music, where she was invited to play with famed violist Nobuko Amai.

Andres Sanchez

Cellist

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Cellist Andres Sanchez was also accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013, where he studies with cellist Peter Wiley and Carter Brey.

Andres has appeared as soloist with the Arconet Chamber Orchestra on several occasions and has also performed as a soloist with the Kutztown Univeristy Chamber orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with the Kennet Square Symphony, the Central Jersey Symphony, and the Summit Symphony. 

In the 2016-17 season, Andres served as the associate principal cellist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and as principle of the Curtis Opera Orchestra. During his service, Andres played in high profile venues such as the Kimmel Center; also a participant of the 2017 Curtis on Tour, Andres traveled and played in the finest venues of European cities including Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Helsinki’s Musiikkitalo, Dresdner Philarmonie, and Weiner Concert Hall. 

Andres has attended the Banff Center Master Class Program where he studied with cellist Andres Díaz, Raphael Walfisch, Denis Brott, and Colin Carr, and he has also participated in Music From Angel Fire where he performed side by side with Artists such as Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbom, and Ani Kavafian. The summer of 2019 will be his first time participating in the Heifetz institute where Andres will play chamber music and solo recital pieces throughout the festival.