The Montana State Music Teachers Association Present: Angella Ahn and Julie Gosswiller in Concert
- Friday, November 6, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Howard Hall - view map
Angella Ahn enjoys her success as the violinist for the Ahn Trio. Her trio, comprised of Angella and her two twin sisters, was born while all three studied at the Juilliard School of Music, and now tours the world, playing in such venues as The Kennedy Center in D.C., New York's Lincoln Center, Vienna's Musikverein, Leipzig’'s Gewandhaus, Argentina’s Teatro Colon, and The Beijing Concert Hall.
In 2011, President Obama invited the Ahn Trio to perform at the White House for a State Dinner honoring South Korea.
Angella and her trio have taken it as their mission to expand the piano trio repertoire, and have commissioned over 30 new works by composers including Pat Metheny and Mark O’Connor. They recently were guest performers at TED: Ideas worth spreading. The trio has six highly acclaimed recordings, one of which won Germany's highest musical honor, the Echo Award. The latest, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac” made No. 8 on the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks in the Classical album category.
A Professor of Violin and Viola at Montana State University, in Bozeman, MT, Angella shares the much sought-after technique of her mentor, the late Dorothy DeLay. She plays a 2013 violin made especially for her by renowned luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz of Brooklyn, New York.
For more information on Angella and the Ahn Trio, visit http://www.montana.edu/music/people/people_single.php?person_id=2 https://www.facebook.com/ahntrio, http://www.ahntrio.com
One of Julie Gosswiller’s greatest passions in life is making music with other musicians and for that she is in high demand. Ms. Gosswiller has collaborated with many of her colleagues at Montana State University and with renowned musicians including Adam Barnett Hart of the Escher String Quartet, the Ahn Trio, Dallas Brass and many others. Ms. Gosswiller enjoys her frequent collaborations with Angella Ahn, most recently in Busan, South Korea. The two will be featured on the 2015-16 PBS Series, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk.
Ms. Gosswiller’s other passion is teaching at Montana State University where she received the 2015 and 2012 President’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. Her students have won the Montana State University Concerto competition. Additionally private students have won the Montana Music Teachers Association competitions at the elementary, junior and senior levels. Some of her students have gone on to win honors at the regional level and gold medals in Musicfest Northwest.
$10 General Admission