A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Saturday, June 9, at 1 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Stephen Ai, violinist Shirley Wu, and cellist Meagan Wu. These talented Canyon Crest Academy sophomores formed Trio con Brio in April of 2011 to spread their love of chamber music to the community. The program will include music by Haydn, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.
Stephen Ai began his musical studies at age 5 and has been playing piano for 11 years. He has participated in various piano festivals and competitions and won numerous awards in these events. He performed with the San Diego Symphony in 2009 and the Los Angeles Bach Orchestra in 2011. In addition to music, Ai is actively involved in student clubs and community outreach programs.
Shirley Wu has been playing the violin for 11 years and studies with Michael and Irina Tseitlin. She is the assistant principal violinist in the San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia. She enjoys playing tennis during and was on Canyon Crest’s tennis team. She also likes art, photography, and sightseeing. She has won multiple tennis tournaments and violin competitions.
Meagan Wu has been playing the cello for eight years and studies with Ruslan Biryukov. She is currently the assistant principal cellist in the San Diego Youth Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia. She has won numerous music awards. She was invited to perform in Kennedy Center, D.C. last year and lately to perform in Carnegie Hall, NY. Meagan also likes to express herself through art, and enjoys drawing and painting. She has also won multiple art competitions.
The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information call (858) 552-1668.