The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series presents Trio Raconteur on Sunday November 19 at 3 p.m. at the Garrett Concert Stage, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery.
Trio Raconteur consists of the husband and wife duo of cellist Felix Umansky and violinist Amy Schroeder, along with pianist Yalin Chi.
Amy Schroeder, violin, is New York based violinist and pedagogue Amy Schroeder is a founding member of the GRAMMY award winning Attacca Quartet and has been hailed by the Washington Post as ‘an impressive artist whose playing combines imagination and virtuosity.’ She has soloed with orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Amherst Symphony, and many more. Ms. Schroeder is proud to serve as music faculty member at Vassar College. She studies at Juilliard where she was a student of Sally Thomas and the Juilliard String. In 2016 the Quartet completed a six-year project in which they performed all 68 of Haydn’s String Quartets.
Felix Umansky, cello, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and an Artist Diploma from Yale University. His versatile career has taken him all over Europe as well as North and South America where he has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Mr. Umansky is the newest member of the Harlem Quartet, having joined the ensemble in 2015. He also currently performs in the Schroeder-Umansky Duo with his wife, violinist Amy Schroeder.
Yalin Chi, piano, made her début with the Central Opera Orchestra before moving to the United States to study at Interlochen Arts Academy. Yalin has performed at venues including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Korea and ZhongShan Music Hall in Beijing, China. Yalin studied with Seymour Lipkin and Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School where she earned both undergraduate and Master of Music degrees, and continued studies with Peter Frankl at Yale School of Music before joining the West Point Band in 2008. As an orchestral musician, she regularly performs with Albany Symphony, New Jersey Festival.
For Sunday’s concert, the trio will perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op.1 and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio.
Admission is free.