Event Details

Whitewater Piano Trio

Sunday, October 14, 2018
2:00 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe


The Whitewater Piano Trio at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is one of the music department’s flagship faculty chamber music ensembles. This talented ensemble are Benjamin Whitcomb (cello), Leanne League (violin), and Myung Hee Chung (piano).  Primarily focusing on the major works of the piano trio repertoire, the group performs on and off campus and is heard frequently on the “Live from the Chazen” concert series, broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. Monroe Arts Center’s concert will include Brahms and Schubert.

A reception in Knuteson Promenade immediately following the concert.

Click HERE to hear Whitewater Piano Trio.

Benjamin Whitcomb is a Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he has received awards for his teaching, research, and service. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year around the country and overseas. He is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent guest clinician and performer at universities and conferences throughout the country and abroad. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University, and he has studied with Phyllis Young, George Neikrug, and Evan Tonsing.

MyungHee Chung was born in Korea and began piano when she was four. Four years later, she debuted with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with a Mozart Piano Concerto. Dr. Chung holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including first prize at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Performer's Competition and the William Kapell International Piano Competition. In August 1995, she joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she is a full Professor and Keyboard coordinator. She has judged many competitions including Missouri Southern International competition and has given master classes in universities in the US and Korea.

Leanne League is associate concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Her performances include chamber music and orchestral performances in Italy, Austria, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, and Slovenia, and cities throughout North America. From 1996-1999, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida where she performed as concertmaster and principal second violin. She earned her M.M. in performance from UW-Madison. Her undergraduate studies were completed at The Florida State University and Eastman School of Music. On the Baroque violin, Leanne has studied with Karen Clarke and has performed with Nicholas McGegan, Max von Egmont, the Tallahassee Bach Parley, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and the Madison Bach Musicians.