Kennesaw State hosts string trio

Kennesaw State University will host the Griffin String Trio for a recital featuring Beethoven…

Georgia (Jun 11, 2004) — Kennesaw State hosts string trio

Cheryl Brown


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Kennesaw State University will host the Griffin String Trio for a recital featuring Beethoven’s String Trio at 8 p.m. June 21 in Stillwell Theater. There is no admission fee.

Led by violist Charles Griffin‚ the trio also includes violinist Woonkuo Soon and cellist Charae Krueger. Griffin‚ who heads the string faculty at Reinhardt College‚ is principal violist with the Gwinnett Philharmonic and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. He began studying piano at age four and violin at age six‚ but switched to the violin when he was eleven. He spent 16 years with the Philadelphia Orchestra‚ making more than 100 recordings and touring around the world‚ including the first tour of China by an American orchestra.

A native of Singapore‚ Soon won his country’s national music prize in 1987 and has been the featured guest soloist for numerous international orchestras since then. He moved to Atlanta in 1999 and‚ between appearances throughout the world‚ serves as the associate concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Trained at the New England Conservatory of Music‚ Krueger moved to Atlanta in 2000. She has been appointed principal cellist of both the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.

At Kennesaw State‚ the Griffin trio will perform works by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf‚ Ludwig van Beethoven and Ernst von Dohnányi. For more information‚ call 770−423−6650.

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