Lee Trio to Present “Mostly Romantics”

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The Lee Trio will present its fall concert on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee University’s Humanities building.

Formed in September 2017, the dynamic Lee Trio is comprised of faculty members from the Lee University School of Music, Xiaoqing Yu, violin; Theodore Kartal, cello; and Muen Wei, piano. The Lee Trio advocates cross-cultural unity through music, and its members serve as artistic ambassadors for music education between the United States and Asia.

The Oct. 18 Lee Trio performance will include the world premiere of a Lee student composition, music from Argentine composer Astor Piazolla, and Piano Trio in D Minor by Russian composer Anton Arensky.

Commissioned by the Lee Trio, the premiering student composition, “Behind the Mask,” is composed by Lee music major Noah Constence. The piece aims to reflect the frustration of the pandemic, but also affirm the hopes for a brighter world tomorrow.

“Noah is a gifted and talented student, and we are thrilled to share this terrific new composition with the community,” said Xiaoqing Yu, associate professor of violin at Lee and Trio member. “Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio in D Minor is also an absolutely brilliant work of the 19th Century by a Russian composer and pianist himself. I strongly recommend it! The concert will also have some Piazzolla music with a new approach.”

The Lee Trio has appeared in concerts and masterclasses across North America and Asia, and their performances have won them popularity with large audiences and educational institutions. When not touring internationally, Lee Trio regularly performs on campuses and in surrounding communities in the United States.

The trio brings music from Lee University to cities around the world. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, Lee Trio performed in Thaila nd, Vietnam, China, and South Korea. In the summer of 2022, the Lee Trio will return to international performance and travel to Asia on another concert tour.

The event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. It will also be available via livestream at

Lee University remains dedicated to the health and safety of both the campus community and guests. COVID-19 protocols will be observed based on CDC recommendations at the time of the performance.

For more information, visit or contact the School of Music at (423) 614-8240.


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