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On stage at Aspen: Joyce Yang and a standout student trio

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Joyce Yang KT Kim
13min 13sec : On stage with Joyce Yang in Aspen
20min 22sec : On stage with a standout student trio in Aspen

On stage with Joyce Yang in Aspen

Ever since pianist Joyce Yang won the silver medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, she has been wowing the music world with her artistry, technique and her creativity.

She joins PT host Fred Child on stage at the Aspen Music Festival and School to talk about an unusual piece that has her playing the black keys with her left hand and the white keys with her right hand. When they come together, it sparks a great musical chemistry.

On stage with a stand-out student trio in Aspen

Flutist Emma Gerstein, violist Sofia Nikas and harpist Katherine Siochi met just four weeks ago as orchestral students. They didn't expect to be assigned to play chamber music together at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

After hours of rehearsals and a little bit of musical bonding, these three student have gelled into a polished trio. They joined Fred Child on stage to play the Trio Sonata by Claude Debussy.

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Joyce Yang KT Kim
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Katherine Siochi Courtesy of the artist