Saturday, June 13, 2009

Trio Peridot to play at Sherman Clay/Moe's Pianos

A brand new ensemble, called Trio Peridot, will perform this Tuesday evening (June 16) at Sherman Clay Pianos in the Pearl District. Trio Peridot consists of pianist Susan Chan and Eugene Symphony Orchestra members Matthew Fuller (violinist) and Anne Riddlington (cellist). They are giving their debut performance with a concert that features music by Beethoven, Schumann and Weber.

The concert starts at 7 pm on Tuesday at Sherman Clay/Moe's Pianos (131 NW 13th Ave. in Portland). Donations are accepted.

Here's some more information about the members of Trio Peridot:

Matthew Fuller, violin, Anne Ridlington, cello and Susan Chan, piano will give their debut performance at Sherman Clay/Moe’s Pianos. They will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11, Weber’s Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 63, and Schumann’s Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op. 73.

A native of San Jose, California, Matthew Fuller began playing the violin between the ages of 2 and 3. He studied at the preparatory program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and holds a bachelor's degree from Rice University and a master's degree from Wichita State University, where he studied with Isadore Tinkleman, Kathleen Winkler and Kenneth Goldsmith, and John Harrison respectively. He has performed as concertmaster of the WSU Symphony Orchestra as well as first violinist in the Ozmodiar String Quartet and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Currently Matthew is Principal Second Violin in the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, first violinist in the Oregon Mozart Playersand the Eugene Opera Orchestra. He also performs with the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Ernest Bloch Festival, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival. He currently lives in Eugene with his wife, pianist Crystal Zimmerman, and their enormous cat Frankie.

A native Oregonian, Anne Ridlington received her bachelor’s degree in cello performance from Indiana University School of Music, where she studied with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. She performed for a year in Germany as a member of the Lubeck Symphony Orchestra. She currently has a teaching studio in Corvallis, Oregon, and is a member of the Eugene Symphony, the OSU-Corvallis Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players. She is also a regular performer in the Chintimini Music Festival in Corvallis.

Susan Chan is an active chamber musician and soloist. She has performed in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has received critical acclaim for her performances. In addition to having performed in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York and Steinway Hall in London, she plays regularly in retirement homes in the Portland area. Her CDs East West Encounter I and East West Encounter II were recently released by the MSR label. She is also an active master class teacher, adjudicator and workshop presenter. Ms. Chan holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, and M.Phil. and B.A. degrees from the University of Hong Kong. She also pursued postgraduate studies at Yale University and holds the Fellowship and Licentiate Performance Diplomas from Trinity College of Music, London, UK. Her major piano teachers include György Sebök and Menahem Pressler. In fall 2004 Ms. Chan joined the faculty at Portland State University as Assistant Professor of Music and Piano Area Coordinator.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Thanks for this notice. It escaped me, though I usually am tuned in to the Sherman Clay events. Should be good--have seen Susan Chan perform as a soloist.