“Ning and Friends” will feature internationally acclaimed artists Janet Sung, violin; Alberto Parrini, cello; and Ning An, piano.
Musical selections for the evening will be Joseph Haydn’s Trio in C major, Hob: XV no. 27 for piano, violin and cello; Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello; and Brahms Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B major op. 8.
Sung is acclaimed as a one of the world’s virtuoso violinists, praised for her exquisite tone and impassioned bravura performances. Since her orchestral debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony at age 9, she has performed with leading orchestras and in recitals worldwide. She is featured on recordings of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.
Sung’s solo performances have also been regularly aired on radio and television, including NPR’s “Performance Today.” She is currently an associate professor of violin and strings coordinator at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and an assistant faculty member at The Juilliard School’s Starling-DeLay Institute. Sung graduated with honors from Harvard University and The Juilliard School.
Parrini has been the principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic since 2007 and a member of the American Symphony since 2010. As a founding member of the Zukofsky Quartet, he has performed the complete string quartets of Milton Babbitt in New York and Chicago.
Parrini has toured extensively throughout the U.S. with the American Chamber Players from 2002-03, and spent one season as assistant principal cellist with the Richmond Symphony. He is also a frequent performer with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus. Parrini is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.
An, an assistant professor of music at Lee’s School of Music, is a rare pianist who is hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding.”
Since making his orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Cleveland Orchestra, An has been a featured soloist with numerous leading orchestras worldwide, performing in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi in Milan, and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He also earned top prizes from the Queen Elizabeth, Cleveland, and William Kapell Piano Competitions. An studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music.
The recital is free and open to the public, but tickets are required due to limited seating.
Tickets will be available at the Dixon Center box office Monday through Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and at the door one hour prior to the 7:30 p.m. performance.