Chattanooga Now Lee University presents 'Ning & Friends'

Chattanooga Now Lee University presents 'Ning & Friends'

March 30th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music


What: "Ning & Friends" concert.

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Where: Squires Recital Hall, Humanities Center, Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn.

Admission: Free but tickets required due to limited seating.

Contact: 423-614-8240 or

A trio of talents will be in the spotlight Monday in Cleveland, Tenn., as the Lee University School of Music presents "Ning & Friends." Featured will be internationally acclaimed artists Janet Sung (violin), Alberto Parrini (cello) and Ning An (piano).

Musical selections will be Joseph Haydn's Trio in C Major, Hob: XV No. 27 for Piano, Violin and Cello; Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello; and Brahms' Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in B Major Op. 8.

Sung is acclaimed as one of the world's virtuoso violinists, praised for her exquisite tone and impassioned bravura performances. Her solo performances have aired regularly on radio and television, including NPR's "Performance Today." She is an associate professor of violin and strings coordinator at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and an assistant faculty member at The Juilliard School's Starling-DeLay Institute. She graduated with honors from Harvard University and The Juilliard School.

Parrini has been the principal cellist of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic since 2007 and a member of the American Symphony since 2010. As a founding member of the Zukofsky Quartet, he has performed the complete string quartets of Milton Babbitt in New York and Chicago. Parrini toured extensively throughout the United States with the American Chamber Players (2002-03) and spent one season as assistant principal cellist with the Richmond Symphony. He is a frequent performer with the New York Philharmonic and Orpheus. Parrini is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.

An, an assistant professor of music at Lee's School of Music, has been hailed by the New York Concert Review as a musician who "combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is fueled by profound and insightful understanding."

An has been a featured soloist with numerous leading orchestras worldwide, performing in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Salle Verdi in Milan and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. He earned top prizes from the Queen Elizabeth, Cleveland and William Kapell piano competitions.

An studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music.