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Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio

Ludovico Granvassu By

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An eclectic trio whose restless musical curiosity is second only to their virtuosity, the Ahn Trio revel in breaking the rigid boundaries of the classical world. The Juilliard-trained sisters (Lucia, piano; Angella, violin; Maria, cello) have a rock-star attitude matched by a compelling sound that is immediately recognizable no matter whether they are interpreting the music that Pat Metheny, Michael Nyman or Kenji Bunch composed for them, or finding new angles in masters like Ravel and Shostakovich.

Equally at ease bringing the unexpected to anthems by David Bowie, The Doors or Prince, or simmering in the warmth of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astor Piazzolla the Trio's ever-evolving vision led them to wide-ranging collaborations with dance companies, film directors, rock bands and DJs like DJ Spooky.

Playlist

  • Ahn Trio "Skylife" (David Balakrishnan) from Blue (Self-released) 0:00
  • Ahn Trio "My Funny Valentine" (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart) from Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac (Sony) 4:07
  • Ahn Trio "Grooveboxes" (Kenji Bunch) 8:44 from Groovebox (EMI)
  • Ahn Trio "This is Not America" (David Bowie, Pat Metheny, Jurgen Dahmen) from Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac (Sony) 16:39
  • Ahn Trio "Yuryung" (Pat Metheny) from Blue (Self-released) 22:21
  • Ahn Trio "Space Oddity" (David Bowie) from Maria Ahn: Bowie Je T'Aime (Self-released) 32:42
  • Ahn Trio "Pantoum" (Maurice Ravel) from Paris-Rio (Chesky) 38:28
  • Ahn Trio "Primavera Portena" (Astor Piazzolla) from Anh-plugged (EMI) 42:49
  • Ahn Trio "Riders on the Storm" (The Doors) from Groovebox (EMI) 47:10
  • Ahn Trio "The Engandiner Suite -Autumn" (Maurice Jarre) from Groovebox (EMI) 52:32
  • Ahn Trio "Concerto for Piano Trio and Percussion" (Kenji Bunch) from Anh-plugged (EMI) 58:30
  • Ahn Trio "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" (Michael Nyman) from Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac (Sony) 1:05:02
Photo: Jean Bernard Villareal
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