Coined a “Musical Tour de Force” by the Mountaineer Progress Newspaper, ACE Trio is a Los Angeles based classical modern ensemble rapidly distinguishing itself as one of the newest leading groups of its generation. With degrees earned from the Juilliard School, California State University Northridge, Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, Cal Arts, and University of Redlands; ACE Trio has participated in a multitude of recital series including the Wrightwood Classical Concert Series, Music by the Sea Encinitas, The Interludes in Torrance, the Newport Beach Public Library Sunday Musicales, the Brand Associates Music Series, the St. Matthew’s United Methodist Concert Series, and the Pasadena City College Guest Artist Series. Additionally, ACE Trio was the Music Teachers’ Association of California honorary Performing Guest Artist for their 2019 MTAC Convention in Santa Clara. At the MTAC Convention, they were guest clinicians in multiple master classes, performed a masterful recital and premiered a triple concerto piece with the MTAC Convention Honors Orchestra titled “Midheaven” composed specifically by their very own Ryan Glass.
Separately, the members of ACE have impressive solo careers in addition to their success with their ensemble. Flutist Shannon Canchola can be heard recording for many films and albums, as well as working directly with World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes as a member of his video game band Critical Hit. In addition to being an incredible clarinetist, Ryan Glass is also a well-known independent film composer with his work heard in the films “Amusia” (2017) and “Sellout” (2017). Pianist Jason Stoll has had many recitals as a soloist throughout California, New York,
Toronto and orchestral appearances with the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.
As recent winners of the 2018 Beverly Hills National Audition Chamber Ensemble Competition, ACE Trio is dedicated
to promoting the newest voices of our art. Continually pushing at the edges of what it means to be a contemporary
chamber ensemble, ACE performs their own innovative arrangements and all accessible contemporary music by living
composers from around the world.
"...the final Allegro was a moto perpetuo requiring exceptional ensemble work at high speed and spectacularly virtuosic individual flights from all three players. It got both in spades from the trio."
-David Brown LA Opus