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NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS


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Diary of Piano Trio Concerts

 

Members are invited to let us have details of their performances for inclusion in our Diary of Piano Trio Concerts. Please use the contact page to email date, venue, time, performer and programme together with a Box Office or contact number and head your submission Diary Date.

Piano Trio Society News and Dates for your diary

We are delighted to announce that the Society will be embarking on its first Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition in 2018.  This will consist of a Junior competition on Sunday 4 February and a Senior competition on Sunday 29 April.  Both will take place at the new Birmingham Conservatoire. All the music establishments have been invited to submit a trio to take part and a very wide repertoire has been offered to them so we hope for two inspiring days.  Further information will be posted in due course.

It is with sadness we report the passing of composer Malcolm Lipkin on 2 June 2017. Malcolm took part in one of our Steinway "Trio Conversation" events when he talked about his piano trio.  This had been commissioned by the English Piano Trio and subsequently recorded by them on a CD which includes trios by Berthold Goldschmidt and David Matthews. Our condolences have been sent to his family.  His trio had already been listed on the repertoire list for the Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition.

EPT Lipkin recording

 

Saturday 27 May, Radley College, 2.15pm - English Music Festival

There was another opportunity to hear the new trio by Adrian Williams, performed by Fidelio Trio alongside music by Moeran, Harty and Stanford.

Adrian Williams

 

Memorial Concert for Dr Christopher Wynn Parry MBE

Saturday 11 February, 3.00pm, St Peter's Church, Notting Hill

 Kit Wynn Parry - web

Members of the Piano Trio Society were invited to join the family or Dr Wynn Parry in a Memorial Concert and Reception which included a performance of the Piano Trio by Adrian Williams by the Fidelio Trio. This was commissioned by us and is dedicated to Kit's memory. This was a most moving event which was introduced by our Administrator Christine Talbot-Cooper and with a tribute from the distinguished consultant orthopaedic and hand surgeon Ian Winspur FRCS, who had worked with Kit and shared many memories.  There then followed a performance by the Renaissance Singers of music by Byrd, Lassus and Weelkes.

Fidelio Trio small


The Fidelio Trio gave an impressive performance of the new trio and this was followed by percussionist Snowboy, who was joined by Andres Lafone (bass guitar) and Neil Angilley (piano) for a stirring Latin American item.  The concert concluded with guitartist John Williams performing three pieces in his own inimitable style. All the performers introduced
their items, giving their own special memories of Kit. The reception which followed included champagne kindly provided by the Worshipful Company of Dyers, which was used to toast Kit.  There is a full report of the event in the Spring Newsletter.

Piano Trio Day - a day of coaching for student piano trios

Sunday 5 March,  Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TS, 09.30 - 17.00

Adelia Trio with Susanne - webNemesis Piano Trio with Pal - web

We were pleased to have five trios from around the country taking part: the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, the Royal Northern College of Music and two trios from Trinity Laban.

Wyss Piano Trio with Bobby - web

Coaches were violinist Susanne Stanzeleit, cellist Pal Banda and pianist Bobby Chen. This was an inspiring day in which the trios received a private masterclass as well as a public masterclass and studied works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Mendelssohn and Haydn.  The day ended with a concert given by all the participants.

Lunchtime concerts at St Peter's Church, Notting Hill

Piano trios featured in the following concerts:

Monday 6 March - Icknield Trio - Mozart Trio K496, Rebecca Clarke Piano Trio

Monday 20 March - Bukolika Trio - Haydn Trio in C, Hob XV:27, Rachmaninov Trio elegiaque, Górecki 6 Bagatelles for Piano Trio

Monday 27 March - Trio Sonorité  - Beethoven Trio Op 11, Bruch Eight Pieces Op 83 (selection), Brahms Trio Op 114

Monday 24 April - Argenta Trio - Debussy Piano Trio, Chopin Piano Trio Op 8.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 24 January, 2017  2.00pm, Steinways - 44 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2DB

This was an opportunity for members to come along, join in the discussions and vote for the Trustees of the Society with the following members being elected: Chairman - Jane Faulkner, Vice Chair - Melvyn Cooper, Administrator/Treasurer - Christine Talbot-Cooper, Christopher Brammeld, Bobby Chen, Dr Mary Dullea and Dr James Obelkevich. Advisors are Alberto Portugheis and Jeremy Young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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