Trio Sobrenna Fourth Year Recital

May 1, 2021 - 3:30pm
Virtual - Livestreamed from Old Cabell Hall

Trio Sobrenna – violinist Sophia Park, cellist Brent Davis, and pianist Anna Wang – will be celebrating eight semesters of collaboration in the Music Department’s first-ever fourth year chamber ensemble recital. The recital will feature Claude Debussy’s Piano Trio in G Major, Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, and Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major. The performance will be broadcast live at this link and the program is available here.

Since forming in 2017, Trio Sobrenna has worked together in the Chamber Music Seminar program at UVA for a full eight semesters, receiving coachings from Professors David Sariti, Adam Carter, Daniel Sender, and Ayn Balija. Within the program, the trio has studied a variety of pieces, including works by Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Anton Arensky, and Antonín Dvořák. The ensemble has also performed in masterclasses with Professor John D’earth of the University of Virginia, Susanna Klein of Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as László Pólus and László Holics of the University of Pécs.

Trio Sobrenna is a recipient of the 2020-2021 University Award for Projects in the Arts from the UVA Office of Undergraduate Research, which, along with sponsorship from the UVA Department of Music, enabled the group to present this full recital in Old Cabell Hall, an experience normally reserved for DMP recitalists. Through this award, the ensemble also received additional virtual coachings from Professor Michael Puri of the University of Virginia and Marion Baker of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

Sophia Park is a fourth-year student double majoring in Chemistry with a B.S. Specialization in Biochemistry and in Music with a Performance Concentration as a Distinguished Major. She has been playing violin for thirteen years and currently studies with Dr. Daniel Sender. During her time at UVA, she has been involved with many performance groups, including the Charlottesville Symphony, Chamber Ensembles, and the Baroque Orchestra, and is a J. Sanford Miller Family Arts Scholar. Sophia also played in masterclasses with Ruth Bacon Edewards of the Knoxville Symphony and James Lyon of Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, Sophia will research autoinflammatory diseases at the NIH as a postbaccalaureate.

Brent Davis is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia. He will graduate this spring with degrees in Music with a Performance Concentration as a Distinguished Major, Commerce with Concentrations in Marketing and Information Technology on a Business Analytics Track, and a minor in Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior. Brent has played the cello for twelve years and currently studies with Professor Adam Carter. He is a J. Sanford Miller Family Arts Scholar and a cellist in the Charlottesville Symphony and has been a part of several chamber ensembles while at UVA. Brent has also played in masterclasses with Misha Veselov of the Neave Trio and Wesley Baldwin of the University of Tennessee. After graduation, he will join CapTech in the DC Office as a Data Analytics Consultant.

Anna Wang is a fourth-year Distinguished Nursing Major at the University of Virginia. She has been playing the piano for sixteen years and previously studied with Lisa Emenheiser Sarratt in Northern Virginia. Anna has performed as a concerto soloist with a few orchestras in the DC area, as well as in masterclasses with Gerardo Teissonnière of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Christopher Taylor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and renowned concert pianist Stanislav Khristenko. While at UVA, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of musicians through piano accompanying and chamber ensembles. After graduation, Anna will be working as a Registered Nurse on the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.

This recital is funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research through the University Award for Projects in the Arts. The Projects in the Arts award is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and showcase significant accomplishments in the arts. The program funds outstanding undergraduate projects in the arts to be carried out in the summer and the upcoming academic year.

To see all the student recitals for 2020-2021 visit

The link to watch the performance live on Saturday 5/1/21 at 3:30pm is here.   This performance will stay on the UVA Music YouTube Channel.
The link fo the program is here.

All events are subject to change.



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