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Published on September 5, 2017 3:27PM

Yvonne Hsueh

Yvonne Hsueh

Robert Ashens

Robert Ashens

David Gustafson

David Gustafson


A trio of world-class musicians will gather in Depoe Bay for the opening concert in the Oregon Coast Chamber Music Society this Saturday, Sept. 9.

The Yvonne Hsueh Trio features Hsueh on violin, Robert Ashens on piano and tenor David Gustafson.

A native of Los Angeles, Hsueh lives in Eugene where she is principal second violin of the Oregon Mozart Players and a member of the Eugene Symphony.

An active symphonic violinist, recitalist, chamber musician and soloist, she has been the concertmaster of the Newport Symphony and has performed with the Siletz Music Festival, Chintimini Festival and the New Hampshire Music Festival.

Hsueh received her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oregon. Her early pre-college training was at the Colburn School of Music, where she studied with Margaret Shimizu and Rick Schwabe.

Internationally recognized for his robust, expressive voice, tenor David Gustafson made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2010 as Sentinelle in “Cyrano Di Bergerac,” starring Placido Domingo.

A frequent oratorio singer, Gustafson has sung masses of Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart, Schubert and Haydn as well as Weill’s “Seven Deadly Sins” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9.”

Robert Ashens travels internationally as a conductor and pianist and has a repertoire of 120 operas. He serves as artistic director West Coast Opera as well as music director and conductor of Shedd (Institute) Theatricals in Eugene.

As a lover of chamber music, he enjoys keeping his piano skills alive by playing with the Yvonne Hsueh Trio.

Saturday’s concert will start at 3 pm in the ocean-view home of Dick and Laurel Young, with directions available upon reservation. Light refreshments will be served by the Taft high Culinary Club.

Tickets, $30 per person, are available by calling Mark Sanders at 760-922-4175 or online at www.siletzbaymusic.org.





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