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Trio RASA

Trio RASA is a predominantly classical piano trio based on Whidbey Island, nestled between the Washington mainland and the Olympic Peninsula. While we play chamber music of all sorts, we seem to have a proclivity for late 19th & early 20th century music. We particularly enjoy highlighting the music of women composers as well as exploring new music and including global idioms. Not limited to any particular repertoire, we have also been known to do musical theater, improvisational music, and even Django Jazz. 

Meet Trio RASA:

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Violinist Linda Vogt studied violin with Richard Skerlong and then under the renowned University of Washington violin teacher, Emanuel Zetlin. Linda also studied voice in college and at 18,

got the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Seattle Seahawks game.

Her interest in combining her two loves led her to embark on a professional violin

and singing career for many years in local nightclubs and studios experimenting with Jazz,

country and rock. She returned to her classical roots with vigor, playing chamber music

with various groups for over 25 years, as well as some of Seattle’s top professional orchestra’s

such as North Corner Chamber Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, and many others.

Linda now makes Whidbey Island her home, where she collaborates with various

chamber players while remaining active in the Seattle musical scene.

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Cellist Aniela Perry recently relocated to Whidbey Island after living and working in Los Angeles for over 20 years. In her time there as a working musician she performed, collaborated and studied with a diverse group of composers and artists such as Rohan de Saram, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, John Zorn, Pauline Oliveros, Sofia Gubaidulina,  David Rosenboom, James Tenney, Morton Subotnik, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Giacchino and Stefano Scodanibbio. She has performed on numerous feature film and television scores and is also a proficient electric bassist who studied with Wrecking Crew legend Carol Kaye. Other career highlights for Ms. Perry included performing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Banff Centre’s International Chamber Music Festival, Terry Jennings’ String Quartet at the 1st Annual Minimalist Jukebox at Disney Hall and shredding on electric cello at rock festivals around the world.

In addition to her rich peformance life, she is offers instrument and bow repair as well as to private lessons out of her shop, Tiny House of Strings in Freeland, WA.

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Pianist Sheila Weidendorf hails originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she studied with Duncan McNab at the University of Minnesota School of Music. After a serious injury cut her piano performance studies short, she finished her BA in Music History with a focus on the works of Hildegard von Bingen and went on to earn her MA in Feminist Theology. She somewhat accidentally returned to music a few years ago, subsequently founding and directing a Whidbey-based chamber music group—Island Consort—for several years, in addition to performing chamber works with a variety of Seattle-area performing artists, and occasionally directing musical theater productions. She has recorded works by Alan Hovhanhess with the late, great Buell Neidlinger and members of the Alder Quartet. According to Fanfare Magazine, “her way with texture is a constant delight.” She also performs improvisational music both solo and with collaborators, including her ensemble,

Trio Improviso, with guitarist Andre Feriante and violinist Linda Vogt.

Concerts & Events

Trio RASA and the RASA 5

Play All Dvorak, All the Time!

Saturday-Sunday,

Mar 2-3, 2024

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