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Lohraseb String Trio Premieres May 8th at TMH



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On May 8 at Troy Music Hall, the Music at Noon concert will feature the world premier performance of a composition by Schalmont High School sophomore Louis Lohraseb. The composition is a string trio in four movements for violin, viola, and cello.
Lohraseb, 15, has been actively composing for nine years and already has composed more than 20 works, many of which are widely performed including sonatas, trios, quartets, and concertos with orchestra among others. He has received the New York State School Music Association Composer of the Year award, and has had one of his compositions debuted by members of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. As a pianist, Lohraseb has performed at venues including Proctor’s Theatre, University at Albany, Troy Music Hall, and the Schenectady County Public Library. He is currently a student of internationally acclaimed pianist, Findlay Cockrell. A precocious musician, Louis discovered his love of classical music and opera at the age of four, and began his musical studies at the age of six. It was his vocal talents that were first recognized when he appeared on television shows, such as the Rosie O’Donnell Show and Regis and Kathy Lee.

The performers of the Lohraseb String Trio on May 8th will be violinist Madalyn Parnas, violist Christine Orio, and cellist Cicely Parnas. Also on the program is the much beloved, and very romantic, piano trio of Anton Arensky featuring pianist Findlay Cockrell and the Parnas sisters. Music at Noon is sponsored by the Troy Music Hall, and admission is free and open to the public.