Pianist, educator, and founder of Lumière Piano Trio, Xiaojin Xu frequently gives piano recitals, chamber music concerts, master classes, and lectures. She holds degrees from the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. Violinist Mariya Polishchuk is a performer, pedagogue, and collaborator from Russia. She holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and has established community and outreach partnership programs with several institutions. Cellist Valeriya Sholokhova is a Ukrainian cellist and teacher with degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. She has won prizes in international cello competitions and tours in many cities in Europe and the United States.