Amelia Piano Trio
Photo: Marcus Schmid





Anthea Kreston, violin
Jason Duckles, cello
Amy Yang, piano



Known for charismatic and extroverted performances in which they combine their accessibility with the rich history and repertoire of the piano trio, the Amelia Piano Trio has become known as one of the great chamber ensembles.

Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. As a result, Mr. Stern became a mentor to the trio and presented the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. Of that performance, the Strad Magazine says “…Its careful attention to balance,tonal beauty, and teamwork was exemplary.” Joining the roster of Concert Artists Guild in 2001, the trio went on to win the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and to record CDs with Cedille Records and Naxos.

The Trio has performed in many major halls, including 92nd St Y, Carnegie Hall, Ravinia in Chicago, Seattle’s Meany Hall and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Other performances include appearances at the Caramoor Music Festival in NY, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, NPR’s St Paul Sunday Radio, Calgary Pro Musica, Merkin Hall, and Barge Music.

The Amelia members have quickly made their mark as performers and commissioners of new music. Notably, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison wrote his first full-length piano trio for the Amelia, a recording of which was released on Naxos.

In 2003 the Trio was asked by National Public Radio to be the Young Ensemble in Residence. This exciting week of live concerts and interviews put the Amelia firmly in the foreground of classical music in America, reaching an estimated 1.5 million listeners. Among other radio appearances, the Trio has also been featured on Chicago’s WFMT in live broadcast performances of the complete Beethoven Trios.


They have appeared at the following venues:
In the Northeast: Carnegie Hall (both Stern and Weill Halls), Merkin Hall, Barge Music, Miller Theater, Library of Congress, People’s Symphony, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, Shelter Island Festival, Danny Kaye Playhouse, WQXR NY, Schneider Series at New School, Dumbarton Concerts, Astral Artists Concerts, Curtis Institute of Music, Candlelight Concerts, Smith College, Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford), Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook), Newtown Friends of Music, Vermont Mozart Festival, Yale University, Harvard University, Wesleyan University, Massachusets Institute of ZTechnology (MIT), Caramoor International Music Festival, Chatauqua Music Festival, Colgate University, Connecticut College “On Stage”, Gettysburgh College, Hudson Opera House, Great Music for a Great City (CUNY NYC), Ithaca College, Canandiagua Lake Festival, Connecticut Public Radio, Boston Public Television, Glens Falls, NY, Riverhead Music Series (NY), Washington Grove (MD), Robbie Collomore (CT), Greenwich Library, Waveny Chamber Music Series, Blue Hill (ME), Windsor, CT Concert Series in the Historic Library, DeBlasiis Series, Chamber Music Utica, Hill and Hollow Music, Musical Club of Hartford, Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts at Brown University

In the South: Burmingham Music Series, Palm Beach Art Museum, Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, Center Stage at Tennessee Tech University, The Artists Series at Aslo Theater Sarasota, Charleston Friends of Music, Stillwater Oklahoma City Chamber Music Series, Montgomery Friends of Music, Jefferson City Series, Cookeville Concerts, High Point North Carolina Music Series, Las Cruces Civic Concert Association, Greensboro South Carolina, Augusta Georgia Concerts, Sun Cities Chamber Music West Concerts,

In the Midwest: Chamber Music Society of the North Shore (Northwestern University), Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Public Radio (Beethoven Cycle), Chicago’s Symphony Hall (Daron Hagen Triple Concerto), Ripon College, Chicago Chamber Music Society, Ensemble Music Society Indianapolis, Yellow Springs Concert Series, Columbus Museum of Art, Freeport Convert Series, Music in the Loft, Musicbox Theater (Western Illinois University), Ohio Wesleyan, Green Lake Festival of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Music in the Park (St. Paul), St. Paul Sunday, University Musical Society Ann Arbor, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Des Moines Arts Center Concerts, Eastern Michigan University, Mount Vernon Music Series, Petosky Michigan Concerts, Cedarhurst Chamber Music Concerts, Fontana Chamber Arts Kalamazoo, Unity Temple Oak Park, Lake Forest Lyrica, Arlington Heights Concerts, Depaul University

In the West: Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Corvallis, Eugene Friends of Chamber Music, Chamber Music Ashland, Port Townsend Chamber Music Series, Seattle Public Radio, Coleman Concert Series,  Da Camera Society Los Angeles, Weber State University (Utah), Logan Friends of Music, Silver City Friends of Music, Kohl Mansion (San Francisco), Santa Rosa Chamber Music Society, Music in Occidental, Cal Poly Tech, Musical Instruments Museum Phoenix, Petit Trion San Jose, Boise Chamber Music Series, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Stockton Chamber Music Series, Neskowin Friends of Music, Redwood Arts Council, Florence Performing Arts Series, Ross Raglin Klamath Falls, Steamboat Springs, Crescent City California, Baker Friends of Music (OR), Livingston Musical Society, Carlsbad Concerts, Moscow Idaho Concerts, Orem Utah,

International: Chateau D’Ainay de Viele Festival, France, St. Barth’s International Festival of Music (French West Indies), Trieste (Italy), Panama City Music Series, Manchester University Concert Series, Virtuosi Concerts Winnipeg