Tienne Yu, violin; Elizabeth Jones, Cello; Stella Simakova, piano

Lincroft, New Jersey. June 29, 2019—Freehold violinist Tienne Yu, a rising sophomore at Biotechnology High School and a Juilliard Pre-College violin major, held a benefit concert to collect food for Fulfill food bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties. The benefit concert raised over 200 pounds of non-perishable food.


She invited her friends, pianist Stella Simakova and cellist Elizabeth Jones from Connecticut, to perform together. The program featured a variety of music, such as a Brahms piano trio, Kabalevsky’s cello concerto, and Prokofiev’s 2nd violin concerto. Over 70 audiences, including students from Biotechnology High School and High Technology High School, came to support the performance. 


Tienne, Stella, and Elizabeth met two years ago in Spain, at Burgos International Music Festival. Their friendship grew after returning to the United States, and the trio has continuously been performing at local nursing homes.


“Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean is a nonprofit organization committed to providing an ever-growing, comprehensive suite of services to those in need. Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. By addressing the root causes of hunger, Fulfill creates real results that are life changing.” 


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