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The Frahm-Lewis Trio LIVE from Schmitt Music Omaha: Thursday, March 18 at 6PM CST

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The Frahm-Lewis Trio – Ting-Lan Chen (violin), Noah Rogoff (cello), and Nathan Buckner (piano) – perform standard and new repertoire. All members are faculty of the music department at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Please tune in to Schmitt Music Omaha’s Facebook page on Thursday evening as the Frahm-Lewis Trio present a special program.

Virtual Chamber Recital

Variations in E-flat Major, Opus 44 (1792) – Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata in G Major, Opus 1/1, K. 301 (1778)* – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Allegro con spirito
*cello ad lib by Frahm-Lewis Trio

Piano Trio No. 1, Opus 8 (1923) – Dmitri Shostakovich

Three Miniatures for Piano Trio, Set 1 (1908) – Frank Bridge
Allegretto con moto

Listen to the Frahm-Lewis Trio perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 2 – IV. Allegro Molto:

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Dr. Chen Ting, violinDr. Ting-Lan Chen has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. A native of the Republic of Taiwan, Dr. Chen holds the B.F.A. in violin performance at Taipei National University of the Arts and the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in violin performance and chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Chen was the first-prize winner of the 1991 National Chamber Music Competition in Taiwan, and appeared in the Young Musician Concerts at the White House and United Nations in 1995, the Music 2000 Contemporary Music Festival with the American minimalist Steve Reich for his composition Different Trains, and the collaboration with Xian Zhang, for Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, in Ohio. Chen served as Visiting Artist at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009, and performed at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea for the 2011 International College Music Society Conference. In 2013, she was a guest artist for the 42nd Abbey Bach Restival in Mount Angel, Oregon. Additional performances and presentations include lecture/recitals in the national and regional conferences in Atlanta, Cambridge, Kansas City, Portland, Princeton, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, and a multi-recital series: “The Ten Sonatas for Piano & Violin of Beethoven” with pianist Nathan Buckner (2009). She has presented several sessions for the American String Teachers Association, and her research paper on performance was published by the International Journal of the Arts in Society (2007).

Chen has also performed with numerous orchestras; among them she served as guest concertmaster of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Kearney Symphony Orchestra and the Hastings Symphony Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Texas Festival Orchestra, principal second violin of the Sorg Opera Company, and has performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berlin Schauspielhaus, Lisbon Cultural Conference Hall, Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, and Boston Symphony Hall.

Chen joined the UNK faculty in 2004, where she teaches studio violin and viola, chamber music, string techniques, and string pedagogy. A 2016 recipient of the Pratt-Heins Foundation Scholarship and Research Award, Chen is currently the Gerald Feese Endowed Professor of Violin, and serves as violinist for the Frahm-Lewis Trio (UNK faculty piano trio).

Dr. Noah Rogoff, celloDescribed by the Boston Globe as a talented, fine player, Dr. Noah Turner Rogoff began playing the cello at the age of four. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cedar Rapids Symphony (now Orchestra Iowa) and the Northeast Orchestra of the Twin Cities. He performed a recital in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts broadcast live on WFMT Chicago radio. He has been awarded the position of Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Music at Cambridge University for the 2017-18 academic year, where he has been elected an Artist Fellow of Churchill College.

Mr. Rogoff was the recipient of a Judd Fellowship to study the works of Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna and has presented on the music of Isang Yun at Ehwa Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. He performed the complete solo cello music of Elliott Carter in the presence of the composer at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Center. He served as assistant principal cellist of the Camerata Fukuda in São Paulo, Brazil and has performed on many occasions with the Minnesota Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has performed in the Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) and Kneisel Hall (Maine) festivals. As the cellist of the five-member Trans-Nebraska Players, he has performed in the Canadian National Flute Conference and the Malibu Coast Music Festival (California). This season, the ensemble was named to the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Artist Roster and performed at several colleges in Wyoming and at the Black Hills Chamber Music Society (South Dakota). He has also performed at Symphony Space (New York) in the American Composers Alliance Festival.

Mr. Rogoff earliest lessons were with Barbara Owen and Mary Manulik. In the summers, he attended the Music Institute of Chicago where his teachers included Gilda Barston, Nell Novak, Rodney Farrar, and Rick Mooney. He later attended the Meadowmount School where he studied with Hans Jensen. He has also studied with members of the Shanghai and Juilliard Quartets and performed solo in the master classes of Nathaniel Rosen, Paul Katz and Steven Isserlis. His degrees are from Northwestern University (BM) and the University of Minnesota (MA, MM, DMA), where he studied with Tanya Remenikova.

He has won top prizes in competitions in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota, and was a national finalist in the American String Teachers Association Competition held at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Mr. Rogoff is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he is also the cellist of the endowed Frahm-Lewis Trio. The ensemble performed this season at the Joslyn Museum of Art (Omaha, Nebraska). He is on the faculty of the summer institute and festival Bravo! at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School (Faribault, Minnesota).

Dr. Nathan Buckner, pianoDr.Nathan Buckner joined the UNK music faculty in 1997. Buckner has appeared throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin-America as a soloist and chamber musician. Performances include multi-recital tours of Taiwan and Mexico; recitals in Korea, China, Hong Kong, Belarus, and Slovenia; and more than fifty UNK recitals including two multi-recital series.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Buckner holds the B.M. from The Juilliard School, an M.M. from Indiana University and a D.M.A. from University of Maryland. He studied piano with Edward Auer, Shoshana Cohen, Olegna Fuschi, Thomas Schumacher, and Beveridge Webster; and early keyboard practice with Albert Fuller. His piano students have won fellowships and scholarships to pursue graduate and undergraduate piano performance degrees at Indiana University, University of Maryland, UMKC Conservatory, University of New Mexico, Ohio University, and SUNY Purchase Conservatory; his studio has produced MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition state winners, as well as one national finalist. At UNK he teaches piano, piano literature, chamber music, and core curricula.