Peter Sirotin & Ya-Ting Chang, Co-Directors
Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Peter Sirotin, and pianist Ya-Ting Chang, serve as Co-Directors of Market Square Concerts in Harrisburg, PA since 2011.
In 1997 Sirotin and Chang co-founded the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, with which they performed over 500 concerts and recorded 15 CDs including 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, cellist Ronald Leonard and guitarist Jason Vieaux. The couple has given masterclasses in the U.S. and abroad and have also served as adjudicators in competitions. The couple has been artists-in-residence at Messiah University since 2002. They have given masterclasses in the U.S. and abroad and have also served as adjudicators in competitions. .
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.
Market Square Concerts Volunteers
Kathryn Byrnes; Jen Cole; Eve Kermit & Victor Canfield. Not on the picture: Eric Hartranft.