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The Foundation of Leisure World and the E&R Department are pleased to bring Mendelssohn Piano Trio to Leisure World on Saturday, June 16 at 7 PM for a special performance in Clubhouse II. Tickets are $8 per person and go on sale at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 15 in both clubhouses.

For the past 15 years, Mendelssohn Piano Trio has been thrilling audiences in the U.S. and abroad, performing with that rare combination of powerful individual talent and tight-knit collaboration that is the hallmark of a truly exceptional chamber music ensemble. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio's extensive repertoire embraces works from all periods of the genre's history. As well, ensemble members are superb soloists in their own right. Currently, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio is Ensemble-in-Residence for Washington, D.C.'s Embassy Series. Pianist Ya-Ting Chang is from Taiwan, violinist Peter Sirotin is from Russia and cellist Fiona Thompson is from England.

Ya-Ting Chang graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with BM and MM in piano performance. She is a member of piano faculty at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, and was on the faculty at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. She has toured in the U.S. and abroad.

Since his debut at the age of 14, performing Paganini Concerto No. 1 with Kharkiv philharmonic in his native Ukraine, violinist Peter Sirotin has performed hundreds of concerts as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster in Europe, North America and Asia. After graduating with honors from Moscow’s Central Music School, Mr. Sirotin became the youngest member of the “Moscow Soloists” chamber ensemble. Mr. Sirotin has also studied in Moscow Conservatory and Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

As cellist of the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Fiona Thompson has become known among devoted audiences for what one Washington Post critic has described as her “eloquent,” “radiant” and “unfailingly handsome” sound. She began her cello studies at the age of seven in her native England, and over a musical career that spans nearly 20 years, she has performed across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

The Foundation of Leisure World is a 501(c) 3 organization, which was established for charitable, health, educational and cultural purposes. Contributions to the foundation may be claimed as deductions on income tax returns to the extent permitted by law.

 
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