The Leaf Trio
Earth Day Celebration
Sue-Mi Shin, violin; Michelle Kwon, cello; Yu-Ting Chen, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, ‘The Ghost’
Johannes Brahms Trio in C minor, Op. 101
Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 18
Astor Piazzolla Primavera Porteña
The Leaf Ensemble is a classical ensemble whose mission is to rejuvenate and restore the human spirit, and thus, preserve and protect the spirit of the earth through the power of beautiful live performance. Members include local chamber and solo musicians Sue-Mi Shin, Michelle Kwon, and Yu-Ting Chen, who actively perform in the San Francisco Bay Area, and share a passion for education, conservation, and charitable work. As such, proceeds from every concert go towards charitable foundations that serve to protect and preserve the earth’s forests, oceans, and improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged.
Leaf Ensemble members have received degrees from Yale University, Manhattan School of Performance, University of Washington, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They perform both nationally and internationally, and music has brought them to over 20 countries in Europe and Asia. As well as having careers in performance and education, the ensemble spends their spare time with family, and frequently enjoys the natural beauty of the earth’s oceans, forests, and animals.