Salonline 2021-10-24 Linden Piano Quartet

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Sunday October 24, 2021
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents

A “hybrid” concert to benefit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Linden Piano Quartet

Carolyn Wu, Violin
Andrew Schwartz Crane, Viola
Taka Ariga, cello
John Sutherland Earle, piano


Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Ludwig van Beethoven

Grave – Allegro ma non troppo
Andante cantabile
Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo

Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
Johannes Brahms

Intermezzo. Allegro (ma non troppo) – Trio. Animato
Andante con moto
Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto – Meno Presto – Tempo I – Molto Presto


John Sutherland Earle studied piano performance and chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory, Stanford University, and the Vienna Hochschule fűr Musik, with principle teachers John Dupaquier, Peter Takacs, Adolph Baller, and Haggai Niv; recently he joined the studio of Linda Monson at George Mason University’s Dewberry School of Music. A National Merit and Fulbright Scholar as well as prizewinner at the Pacific International, Carmel Music Society, Palo Alto Symphony, and Misbin Competitions, he participated twice in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and has given concerts in more than a dozen states of the US, several countries of Europe, and in Russia and Japan.  Since moving to the DC area in 2010, he has been performing regularly with several groups including the IBIS Chamber Music Society, Rock Creek Chamber Players, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association, Friday Morning Music Club, and members of the US Army and Air Force Orchestras. In a parallel life, John is a University Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.

Born and raised in Taiwan, violinist Carolyn Wu came to the United States at age 15 to study violin with Ann Setzer at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School. She continued her education at Princeton University, where she majored in chemistry, minored in music performance for piano, and was a member of the Princeton University Orchestra both as a violinist and a pianist. Her previous violin teachers include Naoko Tanaka, Yumi Scott, and Lisa Shihoten. While pursuing a degree in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued to perform and participated in music festivals. She was a member of the Brown University Orchestra during residency. She finished her cardiology fellowship training at Georgetown University and is currently a cardiologist at Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Andrew Schwartz Crane is an active chamber and orchestral violist and occasional violinist.  Andrew studied viola performance and computer science at Ithaca College in the mid-nineties. He performs on a 1992 viola fabricated by the Bethesda-based Violin House of Weaver.  Andrew resides in Fairfax with his husband, Hernán, and their precocious Bluetick coonhound, Aukán.

Though it was a conscious decision not to pursue playing music professionally, Taka Ariga (cello) considers music the core essence of his life.  He frequently participates in chamber music concerts of various forms in and around the DC metro area, playing both cello and piano. Taka is grateful for the inspiring musicianship of the late Stephen Kates and the wonderful relationship working with him at the Peabody Conservatory while pursuing engineering degrees at Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate. He has previously studied piano with Jane Smisor Bastien and George Luchtenberg. Currently he calls Silver Spring home along with his husband, Jeremy, and his rambunctious daughter.

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