Ilex Piano Trio
This event is part of the Danforth University Center - Chamber Series.
Trio in C major for piano, violin and cello, K.548………….…..Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
II. Andante cantabile
Trio No.2 in F major for piano, violin and cello, op.80………………….Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
I. Sehr lebhaft - Nach und nach schneller
II. Mit innigem Ausdruck - Lebhaft
III. In mäßiger Bewegung
IV. Nicht zu rasch
Trio No.2 in E minor for violin, cello, and piano, op.67 (1944)………Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
I. Andante - Moderato - Poco più mosso
II. Allegro con brio
IV. Allegretto - Adagio
Ilex Piano Trio
Kristin Ahlstrom joined the St. Louis Symphony in 1996, and was appointed to the Associate Principal Second Violin chair in 2001. She had formerly been a member of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra after completing both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her violin teachers at Indiana included Henryk Kowalski, Josef Gingold, and Stanley Ritchie. She studied chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky, and, as a member of the Kono Quartet, was a finalist in the Osaka (Japan) International Chamber Music Competition. An avid chamber musician, Ahlstrom performs regularly in the St. Louis Symphony’s Education and Community Partnership Program. She is a member of the Ilex Piano Trio along with her husband, pianist Peter Henderson, and St. Louis Symphony cellist Anne Fagerburg; and is also the violinist of a string trio featuring St. Louis Symphony musicians Shannon Farrell Williams and Bjorn Ranheim. Ahlstrom has played chamber music recitals as well as orchestral concerts as a member of the Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony since 2001, and was a guest artist in Indiana University's Summer Music series from 2006 through 2013. She and her husband live in St. Louis’s South City along with their lively, sweet dog Zinni.
A member of the cello section of the St. Louis Symphony since 1980, Anne Fagerburg received her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her Master’s degree and performer’s certificate at Eastman School of Music. Her teachers have included Andor Toth, Jr., Paul Katz, and Leonard Rose. Before joining the orchestra, she toured the United States as a member of the Carmel Quartet and the Ellicott Piano Trio. At present, she is a member of the Ilex Trio with Peter Henderson ,piano, and Kristin Ahlstrom, violin. She has played recitals in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Cleveland, New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, St. Louis, Albany, Sun Valley and Fountainbleau, France. Since 1997 she has also held the position of Associate Principal cello in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. In her free time she is a watercolorist and avid runner. She is married to fellow St Louis Symphony member Morris Jacob.
A versatile pianist, Peter Henderson is active as a performer in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. Mr. Henderson is currently Associate Professor of Music and Artist in Residence at Maryville University, where he has served on the faculty since fall 2005. He performs frequently as an ensemble keyboardist with the Saint Louis Symphony, and made his debut as a subscription-concert soloist with that orchestra in January 2008. Over the past several seasons, he has often given pre-concert lectures from the STL Symphony's Powell Hall stage. Mr. Henderson has been an orchestral and chamber keyboardist with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony since its 2004 season, and has coached chamber music ensembles at the week-long SoCal Chamber Music Workshop most summers since 2001. In 2003, he was a winner of the Saint Louis-based Artist Presentation Society's auditions. Mr. Henderson is an advocate of new music, having given several premieres of solo piano and chamber works. In recent years, Mr. Henderson has played solo recitals focused upon works of a single composer: during the 2011-12 season, he performed the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven; in November and December 2012, he presented the complete piano works of Debussy; and in November 2013, he played Chopin’s 27 Études in a single concert. Mr. Henderson holds the degree Doctor of Music from Indiana University-Bloomington (having studied piano there with Dr. Karen Shaw); before attending IU, Mr. Henderson studied piano at the University of Idaho-Moscow with Dr. Jay Mauchley. He and his wife Kristin Ahlstrom live in Saint Louis with their lively, sweet beagle/dachshund/terrier Zinni.