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Santa Barbara Debut
Zhang Zuo, piano
Esther Yoo, violin
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello (2019/2020 Performing Arts)
“Each of the three is a bold, imaginative and inspiring performer: never eclipsing their colleagues but… dazzling in their own right.” Cambridge Independent (U.K.)
An enthralling ensemble of electrifying performers, the Z.E.N. Trio is made up of three standout solo musicians – pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan – who captured the music world’s attention as BBC New Generation Artists. Coming together as Z.E.N., their name is more than an acronym for their initials. It represents the philosophy with which they approach chamber music making: forgoing the self for total togetherness.
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, op. 148
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67
Rachmaninoff: "Vocalise" (arr. Gayane Akhnazaryan)
Babajanian: Piano Trio in F-sharp minor
Z.E.N. Trio Outreach Events:
Esther Yoo in Conversation with Robert Koenig, UCSB Music Department Professor and Chair
Moderated by Derek Katz, Professor of Musicology
Mon, Oct 21 / 2 PM - 3 PM / UCSB Geiringer Hall / FREE
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Cello Master Class with Narek Hakhnazaryan and Santa Barbara Strings
Mon, Oct 21 / 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMWeinman Hall, Music Academy of the West
FREE and open to public observation
Presented in association with Santa Barbara Strings
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Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music
Up Close & Musical Series Sponsor:
Dr. Bob Weinman
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