An accomplished chamber musician, Ann has won praise for her sensitive ensemble playing. Parisien Libéré de l’Essone called her performance of Brahms’ E minor Sonata “a dialogue tout en finesse.” Vox in Camera remarked, “a most interesting, often passionate evening of chamber music. Alton’s playing throughout the evening was superb, clearly heartfelt.” In addition to duo performances with piano, Ann has been cellist with Tritonis, the Concordia Trio, Concertium, Capital Chamber Artists, and the Valcour Chamber Players. Formerly principal cellist of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Ann is currently principal cellist of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. Her recordings are found on the Vox and Albany labels.
As a member of TRITONIS, a trio with guitarist Joel Brown and flutist Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, Ann has been active in commissioning and presenting new music by noted composers. This trio has been critically acclaimed for its “versatility, provocative programming, and expert performers.”
Reviews for Tritonis
Three exquisite performers. High Performance Review
Vibrant, thrillingly alive. State of the art performances. Albany Times Union
“This music is delightful, accessible, yet provocative. Each piece, each movement reflects its descriptive title and engages the listener in a journey through some imaginative realm. Highly recommended.” High Performance Review
Musical conception is articulated with finesse and a sure touch…..Tritonis brings true artistry to their task. Guitar Review
An exceptional CD — that deserves to be better known. (translation) Dernieres Nouvelles D’Alsace
Alton and Coyiuto brought out elegaic tenderness, depth, and brilliance. Manila Times
Recently Alton has joined with pianist, Cristine Coyiuto and violinist, Michael Emery to form the ACE TRIO. This past spring their Trio-n-Triple tour of the Philippines featuring both chamber music concerts and performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The trio performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto again in New York with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. ACE TRIO has garnered critical praise for its “artistry and passion.”
Reviews for ACE Trio
The intimacy the trio forged was in close rapport with the orchestra. All soloists in their own right, they played their parts in admirable oneness.
The dance-like rhythm of the third movement pulsated with graceful zest. A rousing performance. Antonio C. Hila, Philippine Daily Enquirer
The Triple Concerto was a triple threat. Each performer demonstrated masterful skill and sensitive artistry. Their tones were luminous, refined, and elegant. Rosalinda Oroso, Philippine Star
Captivating from the first note to the last. Christian Espiritu, AAVA News
The Brahms trio was played with fervor and passion. Celine Pil, Manila Times, March 2012