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Faruya Sisters Come to Queens

By Gina Martinez

Internationally recognized classical music trio, the Furuya Sisters, will make their first Queens appearance April 18 in Ozone Park.

Cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiki and violinist Harumi were all trained at Julliard and have performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall in Manhattan and Westminster Abbey in London.

“We have visited Queens before and are looking forward to having our first performance here,” Harumi Furuya said. “Queens to me is the heart of New York City, because of its diversity. I think the audience will appreciate our performances.”

Audiences can expect to hear plenty of pieces from Tchaikovsky and Mozart, Furuya said.

“They are both popular composers in the U.S., and their music is accessible,” Furuya said. “Mozart’s ‘Piano Trio in E Major’ always goes over well with the audience.”

Furuya believes part of the trio’s success comes from the fact that they are sisters, and naturally have a lot of chemistry between them.

“At this point we don’t even look at each other, everything naturally falls into place,” she said. “We’ve been performing together since we were in high school. It was rare to see three sisters perform together because usually families play the same instruments. Our chemistry comes through in rehearsals, which are always nice and easy, and I think it shows during our performance how comfortable we are with one another.”

Saturday’s performance takes place at Frank & Camille’s West, 90-02 Atlantic Ave., Ozone Park, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 (cash only) at the door.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.furuyasisters.com/concertsbuy.htm.

— Gina Martinez

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