Cascadia Art Museum will present the final concert in their summer series of “Music in the Museum” on Saturday evening, August 19 at 7 PM. The Willow Trio will perform “An Evening of Chamber Favorites” in Cascadia’s Central Gallery.
The trio musicians are Erika Pierson (cello), Pamela Liu (violin) and Judy Huehn (piano). The program features work by Franz Schubert, Joseph Hayden, and Astor Piazzolla (of Argentina), among others.
Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available on the museum website www.CascadiaArtMuseum.org, via telephone (425-336.4809) or at the museum visitor desk during regular hours. Tickets are limited.
Erika Pierson, cell0, earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Cello Performance from Indiana University and her Master’s of Music Performance from University of Michigan. Between her degrees, during three years in Europe, Erika studied in Berlin, at the Hochschule der Kunste, and then studied privately under Eileen Croxford in London. In 2001, she was invited to perform at the Manchester International Cello Festival. Her other main teachers have included Richard Aaron, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Markus Nyikos, and Erling Blondal Bengtsson. Erika has given solo recitals in England, Germany, Spain, and in the United States, and has performed as featured soloist with orchestras in Berlin, Ann Arbor, and Everett, WA. On the less classical side of things, she has also performed with Mannheim Steamroller, Rod Stewart, the Walkmen, and Deltron 3030. Currently Erika performs regularly as a chamber musician, the newly formed NOCCO Chamber Orchestra, and freelances and teaches in the Seattle area.
Pamela Liu, violin, has been in demand as a performer and pedagogue since returning to the Northwest six years ago. She received her Bachelors in Violin Performance at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and was a member of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, before attending the University of Washington where she received a Masters Degree in Violin Performance. A devoted mentor to young musicians, Ms. Liu coaches and teaches with The Academy of Music Northwest, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Musicworks Northwest. As an active performer, Ms. Liu is the concertmaster of the Cascade Symphony, section member of the Yakima Symphony, and part of the violin-guitar duo, Tutti Dolce, with husband Chris Liu.
Judy Huehn, piano, is an active piano teacher, accompanist and performer on the Eastside. She holds a B.M. and M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied solo piano with Justin Blasdale, Mack McCray; and chamber music with Mark Sokol. Judy grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and began her piano studies at the Vancouver Academy of Music and later obtained the Royal Conservatory of Music diploma, A.R.C.T. She has participated in chamber music festivals in Italy and France and competed as a two piano duo with her friend, Ekaterina Gueorguieva in Italy and Japan. Upon settling in Redmond since 2005, Judy has enjoyed collaborative projects with Emerald Ballet Theatre, adjudicating for music festivals and competitions, accompanying for choirs, and teaching in her private studio.
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Nocturne in Eb Major (Adagio) (1827) Op. 148
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Piano Trio No. 19 in F Major (1784) Hob. 15/6
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (Argentina) (1921-1992)
Otono Porteno (Autumn) (1969)