Kobi Malkin, violin
Rachel Kuipers Yonan, viola
Joseph Kuipers, cello
Kwan Yi, piano 

Schumann: Märchenbilder, Opus 113 [16]
Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major [10]
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major,
          Opus 47 [28]

Explore the great German Romantics in this lush program featuring works by Schubert and Schumann. Schumann’s imaginative
Märchenbilder or Fairy Tale Pictures will enchant you and draw your mind to other worlds with its musical stories. Following this is the haunting Schubert Notturno in E-Flat, written for piano trio in the autumn of 1827. It is a sublime work of the chamber music repertoire, and is juxtaposed in this program with Schumann's only piano quartet with its equally lyrical third movement.

in Raleigh as a Piano Quartet

Founded in 2010 by siblings Rachel Kuipers Yonan and Joseph Kuipers, the Marinus Ensemble has been ensemble-in-residence at Washington and Lee University and Eastern University, and performs regularly at concert halls and universities around the country. The ensemble is based out of Philadelphia with participating artists from such origins as Aix-en-Provence, Boston, Dallas, New York, Raleigh, and Stuttgart. Recent performances include appearances on Curtis Presents, WRTI Performance Studio, Smedes Parlor Concert Series, and the Rochester Chamber Music Society.

Sunday, May 15, 2022
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607

The Marinus Ensemble is a chamber music collective that draws on the best emerging international performers to celebrate the human power of our great chamber music repertoire. At the heart of Marinus is a commitment to enliven the audience experience through a distinctive concert approach, giving performances that are both searching and authentic. Our musicians have great training (Curtis, Juilliard, New England Conservatory) and are based out of outstanding organizations (the Metropolitan Opera, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, A Far Cry, Konservatorium Bern, the Vega String Quartet). Most importantly, they have a shared vision of making great music come alive for diverse audiences.



Marinus invites artists to team up on creative musical projects around a range of repertoire. Each project leads to a group of concerts that form our performance seasons. Through the juxtaposition of styles, composers, and instruments, each Marinus concert program tries to reinforce the idea that all great music has the power to challenge, inform, and enrich our lives. Beyond the concert hall, Marinus is also committed to educating all of our listeners—creating space for learning through interactive concerts, accessible program notes, and teaching residencies at schools and universities. This is a key piece of another Marinus goal: to deepen and expanded the chamber music audience who will nurture and support this great musical tradition we all love so much.

The Ellen Black Winston Trust presents

The Ellen Black Winston Concert Fund supports one concert in each of Chamber Music Raleigh's seasons. Mrs. Winston established the fund in 1972 and generously supported it and this organization until her death in 1984. She left a legacy that continues to bring music and education to the capital city. 

A social worker, a writer and editor, she also served as U.S. commissioner of welfare in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Read more about her amazing career at