The Perlman Trio
With Adam Dorn, violin; Chan Mi Jean, piano; and Micah Cheng, cello. A student scholarship trio made possible by the generosity of Dr. Kato Perlman.
Haydn, Piano Trio in D Major, Hob. XV:7
Dvorak, Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky” in E Minor, Op. 90
Brahms, Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
About the performers
Adam Dorn is a violin performance major at UW-Madison where he is serving his second year as the violinist in the Perlman Piano Trio. Currently a senior, he studies under the direction of Professors Soh-Hyun Park Altino and Parry Karp. His previous teachers include Eugene Purdue, Leslie Shank, Felicia Moye, Young-Nam Kim, Ellen Kim and Julia Bartsch.
Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Adam has performed extensively in the United States as both a solo and chamber musician, including appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and with world-renowned pianist Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera. Adam debuted as a soloist with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and the St. Paul JCC Community Orchestra. He has performed in master classes for Laurie Smukler, the Takács Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, with performance venues including Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN), on Minnesota Public Radio, and in various churches and assisted living centers. Adam spent this past summer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival (Maine), Caroga Lake Music Festival (New York), and the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute (Minnesota).
Chan Mi Jean, a native of Seoul, Korea, is currently pursuing her doctorate in collaborative piano at University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Martha Fischer. She holds a master’s degree and a performer diploma in piano performance from Indiana University. While pursuing her degrees at Indiana University and UW-Madison, Ms. Jean has worked as a graduate assistant opera coach and a rehearsal pianist for many productions, including Werther, The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh (world premiere), Albert Herring, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Transformations, Falstaff, and The Turn of the Screw. She has participated in summer opera programs in the U.S., Austria and Italy, and has worked as an apprentice coach for L’elisir d’amore, Così fan tutte, Les contes d’Hoffmann along with other notable works. Ms. Jean has worked intensively with world renowned conductors such as Ronald Zollman, David Effron, Ari Pelto, and coaches such as Kevin Murphy, Miah Im, Enza Ferrari, and Danielle Orlando. In summer 2017, Ms. Jean will be an opera coach at the Aspen Opera Center.
As a solo pianist and as a collaborative pianist, Ms. Jean has won numerous competitions, and has performed in Austria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, and the U.S. She won the Xi’an Conservatory Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition in 2005, was the winner for KMTA Young Artist Piano Competition in both 2008 and 2009 in addition to winning the second place of MTNA Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition Southeast District. Most recently, Ms. Jean was a winner of the 2016 Irving Shain Woodwind-Piano Duo Competition with oboist Emily Knaapen. Ms.Jean currently serves as the pianist in the Perlman Piano Trio.
Micah Cheng began studying cello at the age of five. He currently studies with Uri Vardi. Former teachers include Tanya Remenikova, Mina Fisher, Andrey Tchekmazov, Kirsten Whitson, Janet Grieve, and Susan Bestul.
Micah served as the principal cellist in the Symphony Orchestra of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. He was invited in 2014 to play as a solo artist in Salon se Leve, a “salon concert” that identifies and encourages the most gifted of Minnesota’s emerging young artists. Micah has soloed with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the 2014 Rising Stars Concerto Competition. He was awarded first place in the senior high strings division of the Thursday Musical Scholarship Competition, awarded honorable mention in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, and in 2013, was aired on the radio as a featured round artist of the Minnesota Public Radio Varsity Competition. He received second place in the senior division of the Young Artist Competition held by the Minnesota Sinfonia in 2012.