While the museum is not yet open for public programs, we are pleased to offer a “virtual concert” made possible by the Ryan Whyman Trio in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!
The trio comprises pianist and composer Ryan Whyman, violinist Megan Shung, and cellist Keith Williams.
Ryan Whyman is a gifted pianist and composer with a diverse array of influences. At age six6 he began studying classical piano with world renowned Sofia Zukerman and developed a passion for improvisation from an early age. As Ryan grew older, his classical piano skills quickly expanded into the jazz realm, as well as the realms of pop, rock, and assorted other genres. His musicianship and versatility has led playing regularly at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, performing in a production of Les Miserábles in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage, Alaska, playing in ensembles of all shapes and sizes around Southern California, and many other opportunities.
Megan Shung is an international violinist, composer, recording artist, and educator based in Los Angeles. She is adept at non-traditional performance practices and styles including jazz, pop/rock, and experimental music, and has performed/recorded with artists including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jhene Aiko, Billy Childs, Kimbra, George Watsky and Miles Mosley. During the summer, alongside fellow Suzuki cello trainer Avi Friedlander, Megan performs a classical-crossover inspired program as the AM Duo, performing at various Suzuki institutes across the country. She is the Suzuki violin/viola program coordinator and a jazz violin faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and has taught and performed at the Los Angeles Suzuki Institute, Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford, Taipei American School, San Diego Suzuki Institute, and many more. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music in violin performance with academic honors. Megan has been the recipient of the Dr. Jerome D. Gross Prize in Violin from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the International House of Blues Foundation Ambassador Scholarship.
Keith Williams graduated from New England Conservatory Preparatory School with honors studying under Eugene Kim, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at Juilliard School under Timothy Eddy. In high school, as part of the inaugural class for “From the Top’s” year-long Center for the Development of Arts Leadership program, Keith and his team developed a year-long program to bring music into the lives of patients undergoing cancer treatment at Boston’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge. The previous summer, he collaborated with friends to form a chamber group, which played concerts raising money for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Then and now, he volunteers his time to play concerts in hospitals and nursing homes. Keith has won New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School concerto competition and placed second in the American Association of Christian Schools’ nationwide competition after placing first in the Massachusetts chapter of the competition. Keith has performed in masterclasses with such artists as Scott Kluksdahl, Frans Helmerson, and the Borromeo and Colorado string quartets, and has collaborated with artists such as pianist Max Levinson and oboist Peggy Pearson.
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