Sixth Station Trio
Anju Goto, violin
Federico Strand Ramirez, cello
Katelyn Tan, piano
Be immersed in the world of Studio Ghibli through the music of Howl’s Moving Castle. Listen and experience one of Joe Hisaishi’s most notable film scores through Sixth Station trio’s debut performance for Old First Concerts.
Sixth Station Trio is a professional violin, cello, and piano trio based in San Francisco. They play an expansive variety of music ranging from Western classical music, film scores, video game music, and even pop. Sixth Station Trio debuted at San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral in May of 2023 to a sold-out concert, featuring music from the films of Studio Ghibli.
Since their debut, Sixth Station Trio has performed several more sold-out performances at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Flower Piano Festival, and San Francisco Japantown’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. They have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook, SF Gate, The Richmond Review/Sunset Beacon, San Francisco Travel, and KTVU Channel 2 News.
Although they are newly formed, the members of Sixth Station Trio have been playing chamber music together since their high school years at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, and through their time pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Sixth Station Trio strives to keep classical music relevant to the general public, as well as to bring accessible classical music to the community of San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Katelyn Tan began her musical studies at the age of 10. She completed her Bachelor’s of Music at the University of the Pacific in 2017 and Masters of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2020. She currently works as a rehearsal pianist for the San Francisco Ballet Company and School, where she is also a faculty member. She is also a staff accompanist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has appeared as a guest lecturer. In the past, Katelyn has been a rehearsal pianist for companies including San Francisco Opera, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Smuin Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theater, and the American Conservatory Theater. When Katelyn is not performing, she enjoys studying music software, arranging music for the trio, composing lofi beats, and playing video games.
Anju Goto is a violinist and violist based in the Bay Area. He completed his undergraduate degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2020 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Thornton School of Music in Viola Performance under Yura Lee. Anju was a member of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra from 2015 to 2020, serving as the principal violist during the 2019-2020 season. Besides classical music, he is also interested in a wide variety of genres, such as Baroque performance with period instruments, taking Technology and Applied Composition classes at SFCM, and joining the Pop Strings Ensemble at Thornton. Anju also plays regularly with Ensemble Mik Nawooj, The Berkeley Playhouse, and has participated as an Emerging Artist at the Mendocino Music Festival.
Federico Strand Ramirez is a Bay Area cellist and native San Franciscan. He began learning cello at the age of 11, and obtained a Bachelor’s of Music and Advanced Certificate degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Mannes School of Music in NYC. He currently enjoys a varied career of chamber music, orchestra, dance accompaniment, and teaching. Federico is a cellist for the Berkeley Ballet Theater and has performed with ensembles such as the The Berkeley Playhouse, Sacramento Philharmonic, the Mendocino Orchestra, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Federico has also attended several music festivals, such as Yellow Barn, Bowdoin, and Napa Valley’s Blackburn Academy. When not performing, Federico teaches cello privately and through the San Francisco Symphony’s Mentors in Music program.