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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Arensky Piano trio in D minor
Babcock Piano Trío
Beethoven Piano Trio op 1 No. 3 in C Minor
Beethoven Ghost trio
Beethoven Archduke Trio
Beethoven Triple Concerto
Brahms Piano Trio in B Major
Brahms Piano Trio C minor
Brahms Piano Trio C Major
Chopin Trio in G minor
Debussy Piano trio G Major
Dvorak piano trio F minor
Dvorak Piano Trio E Minor
Evans Piano Trio
Faure Piano Trio D minor
Faure Piano Quartet in G Minor
Faure Piano Quartet in C Minor
Haydn Piano Trio A Major Hob.XV:18
Higdon Piano Trio
Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor
Mendelssohn Piano Trio C Minor
Mozart Piano trío K. 548 C Major
Piazolla Four Seasons for Piano Trio
Ravel Piano Trío in A minor
Schubert piano trio B flat Major
Schubert Piano Trio E flat Major
Shostakovich Piano trio in E minor
Shostakovich Piano Trio C minor
Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor
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.
Winner of the inaugural Antonio Mormone International Prize in Italy, twenty-three-year-old Chinese pianist Ying Li comes from Yantai, China. She has received top awards in numerous national and international competitions, including first prizes at the Sarasota Artist Series Piano Competition, Brevard Music Festival solo and concerto competitions, International Liszt Piano Competition for Young Pianists, and third prize at Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. In spring 2021, she was also a finalist Concours Musical International De Montreal.
Ying has performed with many orchestras including her most recent debut at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan with L’Accademia Orchestra del La Scala and Maestro Toshiyuki Kamioka. She has also appeared on the family concert series with The Philadelphia Orchestra with Maestra Lina Gonzalez-Granados, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with Maestra Xian Zhang, Brevard Music Festival Orchestra with Maestro Ken Lam, and Longwood Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Ronald Feldman. As an avid chamber musician, Ying has appeared at prestigious chamber music festivals around the world including Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Ravinia’s Steans Institute in Chicago, La Jolla Music Society in San Diego, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut.
Highlights of Ying’s 21-22 season includes a Mozart Concerto tour in Germany with NWD-Philharmoniker and conductor Jonathon Heyward, recital at Sala Verdi of Milan, and debut CD recording with Universal.
Started playing piano at age 5, Ying was a student at the preparatory division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, then she moved to Philadelphia in 2012, at age fourteen, to study at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jonathan Biss and Seymour Lipkin. After receiving the Bachelor of Music degree at Curtis Institute in 2019, she is received her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York with Robert McDonald in 2021. She currently serves as the Community Artist Fellow at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Angela Sin Ying Chan
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.
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.