School Of Music

Angella Ahn

Violin
Viola

136 Howard Hall
994-5763
angella.ahn@montana.edu

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 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.

The Trio has been also seen and heard at many prestigious festivals, including The World Music Festival in the Czech Republic, iTunes Festival in London, and the Laguna Beach Music Festival in Laguna Beach, CA. They recently were guest performers at TED: Ideas worth spreading. Always versatile, the trio has collaborated with many different artists outside the classical genre, including a Czech Rock Band 'Tata Bojs', the David Parsons Dance Company, and DJ Spooky. 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. Possessing an enviable combination of talent and style, the Ahns have also frequented the fashion pages of Vogue and GQ, and in 2003 were named three of People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'. In 2010, they appeared in a one-page spread in Glamour Magazine.

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, Mark O’Connor, Paul Schoenfield, Michael Nyman, Nikolai Kapustin, Kenji Bunch and many other visionaries. For their efforts, New York Newsday dubbed the Ahn Trio, "Classical Revolutionaries".

A dedicated teacher, Ms. Ahn has been involved in numerous residencies, workshops and master classes across the country for students of all ages. She often teaches at the Mark O'Connor Strings Conference, most recently hosted by Berklee College of Music, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Montana State University, in Bozeman, MT. She continues to share the much sought-after technique of her mentor, the late world-renowned pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay.

As a soloist, Ms. Ahn has performed with the Honolulu Symphony, the Louisville Symphony, and the KBS Orchestra, among others. In one of her many collaborative projects, she has also performed improvisational solos with the David Parsons Dance Company.

Ms. Ahn plays a violin made especially for her by renowned luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz of Brooklyn, New York.

For more information on Ms. Ahn and the Ahn Trio, visit www.ahntrio.com , facebook.com/ahntrio