The Kreisler Trio

"The Forgotten Link: Classical Romantics"

Friday, October 18, 8:00 PM
Preconcert Lecture, 7:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
306 N. Division Street, Ann Arbor


$25 General/$22 Members and Seniors/$5 Students

The Kreisler Trio was recently founded in the Royal Conservatory of the Hague through encounters that brought together three musicians from around the world. Covering a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to Romantic, the trio aims to show the unique colors of performance on period instruments. Besides various performances associated with the Conservatory such as the Mozart Twilight Concert Series, the trio has received concert engagements with the Van Swieten Society and has performed in significant venues throughout the Netherlands such as the The Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam, Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht, and Castle Duivenvoorden in Leiden.

Shin Hwang, a prize-winner of the 1st International Westfield Fortepiano Competition, recently completed a dual master's degree in Piano and Fortepiano Performance at the University of Michigan, where he studied with Arthur Greene and Penelope Crawford. As a versatile keyboardist, he has won recognition in both modern and historical performance. In 2010, he won Second Prize in the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts, Young Artist Competition and in 2012, he was a finalist of the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. In 2011, he was invited by Malcolm Bilson to perform at the United States Library of Congress for the American Musicological Society Lecture Series: "What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven's Sonata in E major, Opus 109". Other significant performance engagements include solo performances in the Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht, and Het Bethanienklooster in Amsterdam. As a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, he is currently studying at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Bart van Oort and Jacques Ogg.

Yuki Horiuchi began her studies on the violin with Kiyoshi Okayama at the age of two. She graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she studied with Wakamatsu Natsumi and received additional instruction from the famed conductor, Masaaki Suzuki. She was twice awarded the Acanthas Award, an award which is granted to music students who graduate with the highest ranking. She has performed major Baroque orchestras such as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded the music of Corelli, Vivaldi, and Mozart with the Baroque orchestra of Enrico Onofri available on the Anchor Recording Label.

Fernando Santiago García obtained his Bachelor Degree in 2011 at the Koninkljk Conservatorium in The Hague with the highest marks, as a student of Lucia Swarts and Dmitri Ferschtman. As a modern cellist he has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Accademy in Bolzano. He has worked together with the violinists Lucy van Dael, Vera Beths and Kees Hülsmann. Fernando has received masterclasses from Wolfgang Boettcher, Raphael Wallfisch, Harro Ruijsenaars, Hidemi Suzuki and Bart van Oort, and he has performed in the major concert halls in The Netherlands, including Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Dr. Anton Philipszaal (The Hague), Vredenburg (Utrecht) and De Doelen (Rotterdam). In 2010 he was appointed assistant teacher in the department for Young Talents at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, working with Jan-Ype Nota and Lucia Swarts. Since 2011, he has focused on studies in historical performance practice with Anner Bylsma and Lucia Swarts.