Interview With Mark O'Conner and the Ahn Trio

May 11, 2009

I recently had the privilege of interviewing the guest artists for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's 30th Anniversary gala concert: Mark O'Connor and the Ahn Trio. It was as though I had stepped into a Star Trek transporter room and been beamed between two worlds. Mark O'Connor is a low-key, laid-back kind of guy.  He's easy to talk to and immediately puts you at ease. Then I stepped into the room with the Ahn Trio. Whoa!  Drink a couple of Red Bulls and ramp it up because it's going to be high energy! First of all, it's 3 on 1, so you're outnumbered. Then, while one is answering a question or responding to a comment, you can see out of the corner of your eye that one or both of the others are just waiting for a small space, ready to jump in. Exhilarating!  It's no wonder they're in such great demand the world over.  Their website reflects their personalities, so enter at your own risk. http://www.wosu.org/audio/classical/2009/ahn_trio.mp3