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Merling Trio set to perform at Shorter University September 20
September 15, 2010 - The Merling Trio, recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles, will perform at Shorter University on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held inside Brookes Chapel located on the university’s campus and is free to the public.
The Merling Trio is an international trio, with Polish, Japanese, and Dutch backgrounds. In 1993, the trio made its New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. They were then named a finalist for the Naumburg Foundation Chamber Music Award in 1994. Members of the Merling Trio have performed with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. They have given numerous recitals in the United States, as well as Canada and Europe.
Recent performances include concerts for the Lagerstrom Concert Series at Caltech, the Texas Friends of Chamber Music Series, the Jewel Box Series in Chicago, the Charleston Chamber Music Society, Merkin Hall, and the Antioch College Professional Piano Series. This event is open to the public at no charge.
Members of the trio hold faculty positions at the Schlern International Music Festival and the ENCORE School for Strings. Their students hold positions in major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the world. Festival appearances include the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Pensacola Summer Music Festival, the Skaneateles Festival, the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, and the Fontana Festival of Art and Music.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern college. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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