Posted on Mar 27, 2009

The Albers siblings have been making music together since they were toddlers studying violin with their mother, Ellie LeRoux. On Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m., The Albers Trio returns to Memorial Chapel for its second Chamber Concert Series performance.

The Albers String Trio debuts at Memorial Chapel with Pei-Yao Wang, piano, Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. From left: Rebecca Albers, viola; Julie Albers, cello; and Laura Albers, violin

General admission tickets cost $20, though area students may attend for $10. The concert is free to the Union community.

The group, which features three sisters, includes violinist Laura Albers, violist Rebecca Albers and cellist Julie Albers. At their upcoming performance, the three women will present portions of Beethoven’s Serenade in D, Hindemith’s Trio No. 2, and Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat.

Laura received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Julliard School. She is the associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera.

Rebecca also attended Julliard, earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music there. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Mich. as a member of the Phoenix Quartet.

Julie studied at The Cleveland Institute of Music and made her orchestral debut at age 17 with the Cleveland Orchestra. She has received various awards, including the grand prize in South Korea’s Gyeongnam International Music Competition and second prize in Munich’s Internationaler Musikwettbewerbes der ARD.