August 10th, 2008 by Jihye Chang
A good friend of mine, Christian Gentry, just won a Barlow Commission to write a violin-piano duo piece for me and Ben. He will write a piece that is about 20 minute long, and we look forward to premiering it!
Oh, and Arsenal Trio was in Banff, participating in the Chamber Music Residency at The Banff Centre during the first three weeks of June 2008. We worked with Phil Setzer (of Emerson Quartet), Mark Steinberg (of Brentano quartet), Stephen Prutsman (an amazing and versatile pianist from SFO), Henk Guittard (artistic adviser of the Banff Centre’s music program), members of Gryphon trio, and Barry Shiffman (director of The Banff Centre’s Music Program). Also we had a great opportunity to record Ravel Piano Trio with awesome audio engineers, Alexis Baskind and David French. Part(s) of this recording will be posted on the “Media” section soon.