Peter Sirotin & Ya-Ting Chang, Co-Directors
Violinist, former member of the Grammy award-winning "Moscow Soloists," Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Sirotin, and pianist, Ya-Ting Chang, began their artistic collaboration at Peabody Conservatory in 1997 where they co-founded the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. With this group they performed over 500 concerts and recorded 15 CDs including most recently the complete Haydn piano trios for Centaur Records. Sirotin and Chang gave a world premiere of Ching-Ju Shih's Double Concerto for Violin and Piano at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, as well as a world premiere of Jeremy Gill's Duo for Violin and Piano at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA.
The couple has toured North America, Europe and Asia both as soloists and chamber musicians. Critics have described their performances as “impressive,” "stylistically refined" and "electrifying." Their multiple recordings have received critical acclaim and can be heard on many major classical radio stations in the U.S. including NPR’s Performance Today, as well as WETA's Front Row Washington. Sirotin and Chang have collaborated in performance with world-renowned performers such as violinist Earl Carlyss, former member of the Juilliard String Quartet, pianist, Ann Schein and cellist Ronald Leonard. The couple has given masterclasses in the U.S. and abroad and have also served as adjudicators in competitions. In 2006 they co-founded Chamber Music in Grantham, a summer program for young performers and composer, held annually at Messiah College,where the couple has been artists-in-residence since 2002. Sirotin and Chang serve as the Co-Directors of Market Square Concerts in Harrisburg, PA since July 2011.
Lucy Miller Murray founded Market Square Concerts in 1982 and served as Director until 2009. She remains advisor, board member, and program annotator for the series. Her other chamber music associations have included board membership of ACMP, the Bard Festival, Chamber Music America, and Concert Artists Guild. She is the author of Adams to Zemlinsky, A Guide to Chamber Music (Concert Artists Guild 2006) and Chamber Music: An Extensive Guide for Listeners (Rowman & Littlefield 2015).
Anne Quist, Executive Assistant
Anne brings administrative skills to Market Square Concerts as well as a lifetime love for a wide variety of music. During her childhood Anne's parents took her to symphony concerts and encouraged her with her piano lessons. In college Anne focused on business, and after several years in the workforce she completed her MBA in healthcare systems at SUNY Buffalo. She moved with her family to Central PA over twenty years ago. Some of her fondest memories include dancing with her daughters in the living room and accompanying them on the piano at their recitals.