Simple Times - violin, viola, piano

Ariel Lee (violin), Christopher Rogers-Beadle (viola), Evren Ozel (piano)


Dedicated to my friend Ryan Chou

for violin, viola and  piano


My first trio, “ Simple Times” reflects on the times where teenagers didn’t need to worry about their futures (college ! ). Originally written for oboe, viola and piano, I had to substitute the oboe for violin because my oboist was unavailable the day of the premiere. I was inspired once again by Bill Evans’s harmonies as well as Philip Glass’ minimalism which is reflected in the simple and repeated material for each instrument.