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Biography

From their twos to their twenties the Albers Sistershave been captivating audiences with musical styles as diverse as theirdistinctive personalities. From their early performances on the PearlStreet Mall in Boulder, Colorado, the sisters have gone on to performat such venues as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, National Theatrein Taipei, Severance Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Zankel Hall. Theirperformances have also been seen and heard on Live from Lincoln Center,Kennedy Center Honors, Japan’s NHK, Washington D.C.’s Voice of America,and Bavarian Radio. In 2009-2010 they will perform and conduct aresidency at the University of California, Davis, and also will performfor the Santa Fe Concert Association, the Corpus Christi Chamber MusicSociety, the Lakewood, Colorado Performing Arts Center, the LiedCenter/University of Kansas, Harvard University, and New York’sRockefeller University. For several of these concerts, The Albers Triowill collaborate with the 2009 Cliburn Competition Silver Medal winner,Yeol Eum Son.

Violinist Laura isthe Associate Concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera. She as well asher sisters began studying Suzuki violin with their mother, EllieLeRoux, at the age of two. Laura went on to receive her Bachelor andMaster of Music Degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music and TheJuilliard School, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein and RonaldCopes. While attending Juilliard, Laura toured with the Astor StringQuartet and the Wild Ginger Philharmonic, and also taught Suzuki violinat the Diller-Quaile School of Music. In addition to the opera, Lauraperforms in the bay area with the Broderick Ensemble and the EmpyreanEnsemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City and Sarasota Operain Florida. Laura volunteers for California Pacific Medical Center’sSoothing Sounds program, bringing music to patients, visitors andemployees. She enjoys studying languages and spends most of her freetime training as an age group triathlete.

Violist Rebeccaresides in Ann Arbor, MI as a member of the Phoenix Quartet. Rebeccareceived her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the JuilliardSchool, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang. Shecurrently teaches in the Juilliard pre-college with Ms.Castleman and isa touring member Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio. As winner ofJuilliard’s 2002–03 viola competition she made her solo debutperforming the New York premiere of Samuel Adler’s Viola Concerto withthe Juilliard orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. Rebecca has been aparticipant at the Marlboro Music Festival, Open Chamber Music atPrussia Cove (UK), Music Academy of the West, the Taos School of Musicand the Perlman Music Program. As a chamber musician she has performedacross the United States, France and Switzerland and has performed withsuch artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Richard Goode and members ofthe Juilliard, St. Lawrence and Guarneri String Quartets. When awayfrom her viola, Becca can be found reading a good book or playing withher chocolate Labrador, Mocha.

Cellist Julie studiedwith Richard Aaron at The Cleveland Institute of Music. She made hermajor orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Cleveland Orchestra,and thereafter has performed in recital and with orchestras in theU.S., Europe, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia. Julie hasreceived various awards including the Grand Prize in South Korea’sGyeongnam International Music Competition and Second Prize in Munich’sInternationaler Musikwettbewerbes der ARD. In America, she hasperformed with the orchestras of Indianapolis, Seattle, Colorado,Syracuse, San Antonio, Dayton, and San Diego among others. In additionto solo performances Julie regularly appears at chamber music festivalsaround the world. Julie is currently in the middle of a three yearresidency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two. Octoberof 2005 marked the release of her solo debut recording on the ArtekLabel. In her free time she enjoys traveling and exploring the world’sbeaches.

The Albers Trio is dedicated to fresh andinnovative programming and is deeply committed to expanding anddeveloping audiences for classical music worldwide.

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