The Allant Piano Trio is quickly establishing itself as one of the most exciting young ensembles today. Winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions in Los Angeles in 2013, they have been invited to participate in several prestigious international competition including the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the 2nd International Chamber Music Competition in Hamburg, and the 6th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway, where they were named semifinalists. Pianist Dr. Beth Nam, violinist Anna Park and cellist Alina Lim formed the trio in 2010 at the Juilliard School, each with extensive and distinguished careers in chamber music and music pedagogy. Most recently, the Allant Trio released their first album titled ‘Ignition’ under Sony Classical and they were also broadcasted on WFMT in Chicago and ABC Classic FM in Australia. They have performed the Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, they were invited by the Korea International Music Festival to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Seoul Arts Center with the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra which was broadcasted by Korea’s MBC network. Through the US Embassy in Seoul, they performed at the Embassy Youth Forum and the US ambassador’s residence in South Korea. In February 2014, the trio gave a highly acclaimed debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in New York City. The Allant Trio has participated at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco, as well as the chamber music residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada and Hill and Hollow Music in New York. The trio performs often throughout the New York City metro area and has given a recital at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey.
As passionate educators, they have been sharing their experience with the younger generation. They were awarded the Jonathan Madrigano Entrepreneurship Grant from the Juilliard School in 2013 for developing their educational project in promoting chamber music to beginning students. In addition to leading private studios, they have been guest teaching artists at various schools. They have taught engaging music classes and master classes in schools such as the LBC Middle School and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. They have also enriched students in schools such as West High School in Torrance, CA and at The Juilliard School by sharing their experiences and giving captivating performances. The trio is also committed in reaching out to communities that have limited access to classical concerts. They have given performances at various community facilities including the Bailey House, the James Lenox House for seniors in New York City and at the soup kitchen of Calvary-St. George's Episcopal Church. The trio received coaching and direction from professors such as Toby Appel, Rohan DeSilva, Jonathan Feldman, Clive Greensmith, Nicholas Mann and Vivian Weilerstein.
Inspired by the French musical term, allant, meaning "energetic" and "driving," we are a passion-driven group that sees no limits in sharing and performing classical music to audiences of all generations. We believe that music can enlighten people’s lives in a deeply personal level, which inspires us to actively engage our audiences. Through our work, we want to break the misconceptions and the prejudices against classical music that exist today as being unapproachable and distant to most of the general public. By creating innovative projects and concert programs, we strive to continually spread the joy and excitement that music entails.
Dr. Beth Nam, piano
Dr. Beth Nam has performed in numerous recitals, chamber concerts, winner’s concerts, and master classes in well-known venues in both the United States and abroad. She is the winner of numerous competitions and scholarship awards, including the 5 Towns Music and Art Foundation Young Musician Competition, the 15th Annual Young Pianist Beethoven Competition in San Jose, the Arts Recognition Award of the Arts Council of Torrance, the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the US Open Concerto Competition in San Francisco, the Torrance Symphony Association’s Bramhal Concerto Competition for Young Artists, and the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, the Friends of Cerritos Performing Arts Scholarship Program, the Emerging Young Artist Competition in L.A., the California Federation of Women’s Club Annual District Music Scholarship, the International District of the Rotary Club Competition, the El Camino College Music Faculty Scholarship, the Peninsula Symphony Association Scholarship, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale Music Scholarship, and the Young Musician’s Foundation.
Anna Park, violin
Winner of prestigious awards and honors, Anna Jihyun Park pours all her passion for solo violin and chamber music into engaging, connecting and having fun with her audience. At 13, she studied with Professor Hyo Kang at Juilliard's Pre-College Division, where she completed many solo pieces and developed a keen interest and extensive repertoire in chamber music. She joined the Vivaldi Youth Ensemble and debuted as a chamber musician at 13, giving many solo and chamber music recitals.
In 2005, she studied at Juilliard for her bachelor's degree, and in her first year, received the Samsung Award. She went on to obtain her master's degree at Juilliard, studying with Hyo Kang and Naoko Tanaka, and in 2009, was awarded a scholarship by the Korean Cultural Service in New York City. In 2010, she won first prize at the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Competition with one of her favorite pieces, the Elgar Violin Concerto. A year later, she performed a successful engagement concert with Toshiyuki Shimada at Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. With a passion for chamber music, Ms. Park formed the Allant Trio in 2010 with cellist Alina Lim and pianist Beth Nam at Juilliard.
Alina Lim, cello
Cellist Alina Lim is as versatile a chamber musician as she is a performer in solo and orchestral music. Ms. Lim has performed with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, The Academy Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Kitchener-Waterloo and Oshawa-Durham Youth Orchestras. Ms. Lim won various awards and scholarships through The Kiwanis Music Festival of the Greater Toronto Area and The Ontario Music Festivals Association. She was also a two-time winner at the national finals of The Canadian Music Competition. Ms. Lim has performed on the NPR show From the Top, where she received the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Ms. Lim began her cello studies with Joowon Kim at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada and went on to continue her studies with David Hetherington. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Richard Aaron in the accelerated Bachelor of Music/ Masters of Music program. Ms. Lim has also studied with Marcy Rosen at the Mannes College, The New School for Music. Ms. Lim is currently a chamber coach at the Geneva Conservatory of Music in New York City.