Thu, May 16 | Semel Institute Auditorium

Trio Petrichor performs Beethoven, Ravel, & Shastakovich

Featuring Xiao Chen, pianist; Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violinist, & Niall Ferguson, cellist Sponsored by the Service Excellence Team at UCLA Health in Honor of National Hospital Week
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Trio Petrichor performs Beethoven, Ravel, & Shastakovich

Time & Location

May 16, 2019, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Semel Institute Auditorium, 720 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

About the Event

t's 12:15! Take advantage of your lunch break to relax and refresh the middle of your busy work day with a concert. Don't miss the Trio Petrichor on stage at UCLA's Semel Institute Auditorium located in the heart of Westwood Village.

12:15 is a monthly concert series, happening on the first & third Thursdays of the month, to reduce stress, improve productivity, and promote healthy minds in our workplaces. First come, first serve seating. Doors open at 12:00pm.

This concert is sponsoed by the Service Excellence Team in celebration of National Hospital Week, "we want to thank and honor hospital employees and physicians for their commitment to providing hope and healing to our patients and communities."

About Trio Petrichor:

Xiao Chen, pianist

Chinese-born performing pianist Xiao Chen is actively engaged as a solo and chamber musician. She is currently working as principal musician at University of California, Los Angeles. She received her master‘s degree from Juilliard and doctoral degree from UCLA. Ms. Chen is a frequent recitalist and concert artist throughout the U.S., China, and Europe. She has performed many concerts in prestigious halls including Carnegie Hall, Fisher Center for Performing Arts, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Her solo recital in Shanghai Concert Hall was well received and interviewed by Shanghai Youth Daily (“Her energetic, exquisite, breathtaking performance impressed the audience”). Her performance of Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto with UCLA Symphony was the highlight of the concert season.

​Ms. Chen is the prize winner of many competitions, including Frances Walton Competition, American Protege International Competition, The Muse International Competition, The American Prize, ‘London’ Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, and Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition China Regional Competition. As a winner of Frances Walton Competition, she played a concert tour in Washington State and performed a solo piano program on radio live broadcast concert at Classical KING FM 98.1. She serves as jury in many music and piano competitions, including "Pearl River Keyserburg" International Youth Piano Competition and Hainan Airline Piano Competition. She has been also invited to record for Yamaha's Disklavier Educational Network and Scott Joplin Piano Works Archive.

​Ms. Chen received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Inna Faliks from University of California, Los Angeles. She obtained her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal. She attended Bard College with a double major – Receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Bard College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature from Bard College. She studied with Melvin Chen at Bard.

Ms. Chen is also an experienced and artistic teacher. She has taught undergraduate piano performance students, as well as piano for students majoring in music education and composition at UCLA. She enjoys giving lectures and speeches on diverse music topics. She successfully presented a two-hour lecture on “Art of listening” in Schoenberg Hall. She has also been invited to give performances and speeches in Santa Monica Emeritus College.

Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violinist

Superb playing and a moving interpretation” Limelight magazine.

Xenia has performed with many of the orchestras around Australia and New Zealand including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a recitalist in various venues across Australia, China, the UK, and the US, chiefly among those, Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, London, and Los Angeles. The venues she performed at include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Boston Court Performing Arts Centre, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition, Xenia has worked with and or played in events of great composers like John Adams - inside the (G)gearbox 2017, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and John Corigliano.

She has been frequently aired live on 3MBS FM, ABC radio, Radio New Zealand, Shanghai People’s Radio Station Classical 94.7, KUSC, and Classical KING FM. She was the 2009 winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition. She was also a prizewinner of the Royal Academy of Music Violin Concerto Competition, and the winner of the Atwater Kent Concerto Competition.

Xenia completed her Bachelors of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Alice Waten, Upon graduating in 2012, she spent the summer of 2013 working intensely with Professor Boris Kuschnir. She furthered her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Professor György Pauk, achieving her Master of Arts degree. In 2016, she completed her Master of Music degree at the University of California, Los Angeles under the guidance of Professors Movses Pogossian, Guillaume Sutre, and Varty Manouelian. She is currently completing her doctorate studies at UCLA. Additionally, Xenia is a teaching fellow for the String Department within the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Xenia was supported by the Tait Memorial Trust - The Thornton Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, Woolf Mernick, and Margot MacGibbon during her studies in London. She is supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Friends of Strings Award, and Greenschlpoon, and the Edna and Yu Shan Han Foundation for her current studies at UCLA.

Xenia is project to release her debut album in 2019, under SHEVA Collection. It will include works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Peter Sculthorpe, Eugène Ysaÿe, Rodion Shchedrin, Edith de Chizy, and David Paterson.

Niall Ferguson, cellist

A Los Angeles native, Niall Taro Ferguson is a cellist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger. He has performed orchestral, chamber, and solo music throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has participated in several solo and chamber music festivals, including the Rencontres Musicales Internationales at the International Menuhin Music Academy, the Borremeo Music Festival in Altdorf Switzerland, and Musique à flaine in the French Alps. Niall has studied cello with Antonio Lysy, Lynn Harrell, Ben Hong, and Timothy Loo, and composition with Ian Krouse, Kurt Rohde, and Bruce Broughton. He graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.A. in Cello Performance and Music Composition, and is now an active freelance cellist, orchestrator, and composer in Los Angeles. His orchestral arrangements were featured on Lukas Graham’s Purple Album (2018), and have been performed by several Los Angeles and Bay Area ensembles. He has recently performed with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Shawn Mendes, Yoko Shimomura, and Joe Hisaishi, and records regularly with Youtube artists Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider, and Albert Chang.

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