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Ahn Trio

Kpop is such a dominant phenomenon that when the works of a less culturally influential genre gains international recognition, the responsible musicians become most curious.

The three Ahn sisters were born in Seoul and moved to New York City in 1981. Lucia, the pianist, and Maria, the cellist, are identical twins. Their third sister Angella, the violinist, is the youngest member. They studied music at the Juilliard School, on the upper west side of Manhattan. The Juilliard School is highly competitive, with a low acceptance rate of 6.7% in 2013.

The trio has been around for some time and their fame is nothing new. In fact, they first gained widespread popularity back in 1987, when they were dubbed Asian American “Whiz Kids.” However, it wasn’t until their Ted Conference video surfaced online that they started to get noticed in online media. Previously, they were featured in People Magazine’s “50 most beautiful people.” They’ve also performed at the White House for a State Dinner in honor of South Korea.

“We are very unique in that we play a lot of modern music that is written for us”

“I don’t think there’s anything like playing music that is written for you and working with composers and working with each other. It’s really fun!”


Ahn Trio– Maria, Lucia, & Angella

Title Classical Musican
Education Juilliard School
Location New York, NY
Ethnicity Korean

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