The Estampe Trio is a rising chamber group in the Midwest area. Formed in the Fall of 2016 by Yeonwoo Seo (cello), Eunjeong Choi (violin), and Mickey Chien (piano) in University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, The Estampe Trio has been playing recital series throughout the region since 2016.
This program highlights Beethoven and Mendelssohn's late piano trios, with contemporary repertoire named "Cafe Music" by American composer Schoenfield. Both Beethoven and Mendelssohn composed these works with divine inspiration. We will explore the link between spiritual inspiration and the compositions. Tonight's program also features countertenor Yichen Li as our guest performer, who will be singing three Baroque selections from Bach and Handel.