Summit Trio 4-9-17

Summit Trio 4-9-17

ALOMA is excited to present the renowned Summit Trio in concert. Entering their 9th season this year, the Summit Trio (Helen Kim, violin, Charae Krueger, cello and Robert Henry, piano) has impressed audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances. They will be presenting highlights from the greatest hits of the piano trio repertoire. Composers include Haydn, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Piazzolla. We hope you’ll join us for this very special concert in the home!

Sunday, April 9th at 5:00 pm

Enjoy: wine, buffet and the company of fellow music lovers for this concert in the home. Learn more about the ALOMA home concert experience here.

Price: $28 per person advance, $30 at the door, $15 for students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased securely online with a credit card at Brown Paper Tickets. We recommend advance purchase, as seating is limited. Any remaining seats will be available for purchase by cash or check at the door. Purchase advance tickets HERE. (link coming soon)

Location: Private home, Atlanta, 30328. The location address can be found on the email invitation, and on the ticket purchase page.

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About the Summit Trio:

Entering their 9th season this year, the Summit Trio has impressed audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the region’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and beyond. The ensemble-in-residence at Kennesaw State University for 9 years, the Summit Trio tours extensively throughout Atlanta and the Southeast region. The Summit has been featured numerous times on WABE radio and it’s debut CD will be released Spring 2018.

Helen Kim, violin 

Helen Hwaya Kim made her orchestral debut with the Calgary Philharmonic at the age of six, and has gone on to become a respected and sought-after artist. She has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, as well as with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor and Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School, where her teachers included Cho-Liang Lin and Dorothy DeLay, and was winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition. She is the recipient of more than one hundred national and international awards. In 1992, she won the prestigious Artists International Competition in New York and, as a result, gave debut recitals at Carnegie Weill Hall and the Aspen Summer Music Festival. A native of Canada, Ms. Kim has been engaged by many of Canada’s leading orchestras, including the National Arts Center Orchestra, Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, McGill Chamber Orchestra, and the Windsor, Regina, Victoria and Prince George Symphonies. She has also appeared with the DeKalb, New Orleans, Aspen and Banff Festival Orchestras, and with orchestras in the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland. Ms. Kim has toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall and the Sante Fe and La Jolla International Music Festivals, where she performed with Cho-Liang Lin, Gary Hoffman, Andre Previn, and the Orion String Quartet. She performed Bach’s Double violin concerto with Hilary Hahn at the 2002 Amelia Island Chamber music festival. Ms. Kim currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as assistant and associate concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony for three seasons. She is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and associate professor of violin at Kennesaw State University.  She is also the violinist of the Atlanta Chamber Players and new music ensemble, Sonic Generator.

Charae Krueger, cello

Charae Krueger is principal cellist for the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.  She is the cello artist-in-residence at Kennesaw State University and performs with the Summit Piano Trio and KSU Faculty String Trio as well as the Peachtree String Quartet. Ms. Krueger enjoys chamber music and solo recital work and plays throughout the Southeastern U.S. She is a regular featured artist at The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, and the North Georgia Chamber Music Festival.  Her solo and chamber music recitals have often been featured on WABE radio Atlanta. Ms. Krueger received her early cello training in Canada at the Regina Conservatory of Music.  She went on to study at Brandon University and received her Bachelor of Music performance degree from New England Conservatory in Boston.  She also holds an artist diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.

Robert Henry, piano

Hailed as a “consummate artist — brilliant, formidable, effortless, and the epitome of control and poise,” Robert Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist, performing throughout the world as orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Since winning first prize in four international piano competitions, he has presented solo debuts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall. In 2016, he released his third critically acclaimed recording, As the Songbird Sings: Music of Schubert and Brahms.

Mr. Henry earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, with additional studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Glinka Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is an MTNA Nationally Certified educator and has lectured and performed at universities, conservatories, and festivals worldwide. He has been featured in American Music Teacher, Clavier, and Gramophone. He is Artistic Director of the Great Performances Concert Series in Highlands, NC, Assistant Director of the Atlanta Boy Choir, and Organist-Choirmaster of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC. An International Steinway Artist, he is represented by Parker Artists, New York and maintains his web-presence at www.roberthenry.org.