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News and events 2016 - our 21st Anniversary year

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 27 January 2016 at Steinways,  44 Marylebone Lane, London at which future events were disced and the existing Executive Committee was re-elected: Chairman - Jane Faulkner, Administrator and acting Treasurer - Christine Talbot-Cooper, Committee - Bobby Chen, Melvyn Cooper, Dr Mary Dullea, Julia Morneweg, Dr James Obelkevich and Jeremy Young.  Alberto Portugheis continues as Advisor.

Our Piano Trio Day moved back to earlier in the year and took place once again at Clarendon Muse, Watford Grammar School for Boys, WD18 7JF with tutors The Barbican Piano Trio on Sunday 15 May from 09.30 to 17.00. This was an inspiring day and works by Beethoven. Brahms and Mendelssohn were studied then performed in the concert which ended the day. 

We also had a shared event with the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe and EPTA West London when our President Professor Peter Frankl was the tutor for a series of Beethoven Chamber Music Masterclasses at Steinway Hall,  on 16 and 17 May.  These included violin/piano duos as well as piano trios and was followed on Wednesday 18 May by a Concert and Competition of chosen participants for the Gwyneth George Award. the prize for which was £400 and a concert in the BPSE 2016-2017 series.  First Prize was awarded to  Louko Piano Trio (RNCM) –  Erkki Louko (violin) | Waynne Woo Seok Kwon (cello) | Victor Lim (piano), with Second Prize winners Amarins Wierdsma (violin)  and Edward Liddall (piano) – Guildhall School of Music. There was a special mention for Jonel Manciu (violin) – Guildhall School Music of Music.

Our former committee member Julia Morneweg (above) is the inspiration for a series of concerts at Burgh House, Hampstead in which a mix of top British and European players come together to present fresh and spontaneous programmes of chamber music that will only be revealed to the audience at the actual concert: that's ChamberMusicBox! Sounds a bit like veg box? That's because cellist and artistic director Julia Morneweg has assembled a superb group of soloists, chamber musicians and members of leading orchestras to bring the musical equivalent to the beautiful surroundings of Burgh House. Each concert promises to be a tasty box of chamber music delights featuring many exciting combinations of instruments and music from all eras. Always fresh and ready to be enjoyed by the whole family. Tickets and further information is available on the website www.chambermusicbox.com 

We are delighted to confirm that the première of the piano trio we commissioned from Adrian Williams to mark our 21st Anniversary year and which is dedicated to our late and much missed Vice President, Dr Christopher Wynn Parry MBE,  took place in the Chapter House at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 5 November 2016 at 3.00pm.  It was performed by the Fidelio Trio as part of an all-English programme and was  arranged in association with Gloucester Music Society, which also included a further world première in the following concert on Saturday 26 November at 3.00pm when the Bedriska Trio included the new trio of Christopher Brammeld as part of their programme. Both concerts were well supported and ended a very memorable 21st Anniversary year.

News and events in 2015

We are pleased to report that 'The Ruins of Detroit', a new piano trio by Gavin Higgins, was shortlisted for the 2015 British Composer Awards, Small Chamber Category.  Commissioned by our members The Fidelio Trio with support from the Britten-Pears Foundation, it was premiered at Cheltenham Festival, 5th July 2014.
http://www.britishcomposerawards.com/composer_profiles 

Saturday 21 November - Piano Trio Day -  Warwick University - Our Piano Trio Day this year was held at Warwick Music Centre,  with tutors pianist Allan Schiller,  cellist Nicholas Roberts and violinist Roger Coull.  We had six trios taking part for what proved to be an inspirational day of coaching ending with a concert by the participating trios.  Works studied were Shostakovich Piano Trio no 1, Beethoven Op 1 no 3, Schubert Eb Trio, Kreisler Miniature Viennese March, Chopin G minor trio, Op 8 and Brahms C minor trio no 3.  A full report of the day appeared in our Christmas Newsletter.

London Piano Trio presented further concerts in their Beethoven Cycle at St John's Smith Square:Sunday, 29 November featured Beethoven: Trio in D major Op. 70 No. 1 'Ghost', Variations on an Original Theme Op. 44, Trio in G major Op. 1 No. 2. and the programme for Sunday, 17 January was Beethoven: Kakadu Variations Op. 12a, Trio in E flat major Op. 1 No. 1, Trio in B flat major Op. 97 'Archduke'.

Wednesday 14 October, The Forge,  London NW1 7NL,  7.30pm

A recital presented new and recent music for violin and piano by our members Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea, including works by Richard Causton, Gerald Barry, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Dobrinka Tabakova, Kate Whitley, Sam Hayden and Camden Reeves. 

A Piano Trio Festival - a series of lunchtime concerts at Notting Hill churches throughout October

We were invited once more to arrange piano trio lunchtime concerts at St John's and St Peter's churches in Notting Hill during October. This Piano Trio Festival celebrated our 20th anniversary with a wide range of music and we are delighted to report that it was widely regarded by both participants and audience members as a great success.  Thank you to all who took part and especially to Richard Carruthers for the huge amount of time he spent in ensuring the festival was a success.

Thursday concerts at St John's were:

Thursday 1 October - Icknield Piano Trio - Schubert - Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 99; Frank Bridge - Phantasie Trio in C minor 

Thursday 8 October - Galos Piano Trio - Stanford - Piano Trio no 3 in A major, Op 158; Mendelssohn - Piano Trio no 1 in D minor, Op 49

Thursday 15 October - Millbrook Ensemble  - Mozart - Divertimento in B flat; Clara Schumann - Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17

Thursday 22 October - Marmara Piano Trio - Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor, Op 65; Mahler Piano Quartet

Thursday 29 October - Trio Heitschi Bumbeitschi - Koechlin - Quatre petite pièces; Brahms - Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat, Op 40

Monday concerts at St Peter's were:

Monday 5 October - Barbican Piano Trio - Hugh Wood - Overture for Piano Trio, Op 48; Saint-Saens - Piano Trio no 2 in E minor, Op 92

Monday 12 October - Isola Trio - Milhaud - Suite; Amargos - Atlantic Trio; Bartok - Contrasts 

Monday 19 October - Skazki Trio - Rachmaninov - Trio Elegaique no 1 in G minor; Debussy - Piano Trio in G major; Haydn - Piano Trio no 44 Hob XV:28

Monday 26 October - Birmingham Conservatoire Trio - Brahms - Piano Trio no 3 in C minor, Op 101; Smetana - Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15


Piano Trio Society member Trio Martinu visited UK for a short tour recently: Friday 22 May - The Barn, Carlton, 7.30pm - Beethoven Op 11, Martinu Trio no 2, Dvorák F minor Op 65 Saturday 23 May - Honiton Festival - 7.30pm - Beethoven Op 11, Martinu Trio no 2, Dvorák F minor Op 65 Sunday 24 May - Conway Hall, London - 6.30pm - Beethoven Op 11, Martinu Trio no 2, Dvorák Op 21 Monday 25 May - St Mary's Church, Perivale - 3.00pm - Beethoven Op 11, Martinu Trio no 2, Dvorák Op 90 'Dumky' 

Sunday 10 May, 3.00pm - Burgh House, Hampstead

The Marmara Piano Trio presented "The Romantic Piano Trio" in a programme which included the dramatic early C minor piano trio of Beethoven, the virtuosic Mendelssohn D minor Trio and Brahms Hungarian Dances.  This was our first concert at Burgh House and we were delighted to have a good audience. 

Saturday/Sunday 18/19 April - University of Sheffield

A report on this exciting weekend will appear in due course,  but we would like to thank all those who made it such a success and in particular Dr Mary Dullea and the Fidelio Trio.  The weekend included symposiums by a number of distinguished speakers, a concert by the Fidelio Piano Trio,  which included the first performance of a new work and a day which included a composition workshop and masterclasses for music students and amateur players.

Saturday 18 April - Symposium on Performance Practice and Editions

10.30:  Mozart Piano Trio editions - Professor Simon Keefe 12.15: 19th Century Performance Practice - Dr George Kennaway 14.30: Performance Practice and Editions of Ravel's Piano Trio - Dr Mary Dullea and the Fidelio Trio 15.45: New piano trio Inscriptions - Dr Dorothy Ker and the Fidelio Trio

19.30: Recital by the Fidelio Trio in Firth Hall

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op 70 no 1 "Ghost" Dorothy Ker: Inscriptions (UK première) Ravel Piano Trio

Sunday 19 April

10.00 - 11.45: Composition Workshop following an International Call for Scores 12.00 - 17.30: Chamber Music Coaching for Piano and Strings Ensembles by members of the Fidelio Trio.

Dr Christopher Wynn Parry MBE,HonRCM

 

Christopher Wynn Parry 

 

 We were sorry to lose Kit Wynn Parry, one of our Vice Presidents and a staunch supporter of the Piano Trio Society since its foundation, who died on Tuesday 24 February at the age of 90. Dr Wynn Parry was a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, who worked in The Royal Air Force from 1950-1977 in the medical rehabilitation units for which work he was made MBE in 1954.  Subsequently, he went to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as Director of Rehabilitation and Rheumatology and from 1989-1994 was Director of Rheumatology at King Edwards VII Hospital at Midhurst.  After retiring, he became honorary Senior Consultant for the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine which he helped to develop.  Throughout his career he held a deep interest in the musician’s physical, emotional and psychological problems, the result of forming close friendships with many musicians, thus he leant about the lifestyle and the medical problems of musicians and always set aside clinic time to attend to them. He played a large role in the development of the RCM’s Centre for Performance Science, lecturing to students on the causes and treatment, and particularly prevention, of the injuries resulting from performance. He also gave numerous talks to members of our Society, usually under the title “Health and the Musician” and continued his work at BAPAM until retiring late last year at the age of 89.  He will be sadly missed by us all.

John McCabe CBE

It is with great regret we have heard of the death of one of our Vice Presidents on Friday 13 February.  John McCabe was well known and highly respected as both pianist and composer and had battled with brain cancer in recent years.  His piano trio Desert III  - Landscape featured in one of our events when he talked about the work which was then performed by the Eimer Piano Trio.  A sad loss to us all and particularly to his devoted wife Monica,  to whom we send our condolences.

 

John McCabe

 

John McCabe  

Wednesday 28 January 

AGM at Steinways,  44 Marylebone Lane, London at 2.00pm.  This was a successful meeting at which the major events planned to celebrate our 20th anniversary year were discussed. The committee was re-elected, with the exception of Nils Franke who has resigned,  and we were delighted to welcome pianist Bobby Chen as a new committee member.  Further details about events will be posted shortly but the two major events are a weekend at Sheffield University on 18/19 April and Piano Trio Day at Warwick University on Saturday 21 November!  A summer event will also take place in London -- date to be confirmed. 

Tuesday 27 January 2015  

PTS members, the Fidelio Trio were at the Royal Holloway music department where they took part in a day devoted to new music written for piano trios.  This included a student workshop at which Kelvin Thomson and Nathan James Dearden had their new pieces workshopped and rehearsed in an open session. This was followed by an open rehearsal of pieces by Royal Holloway Composer-in-Residence Ed Bennett, PhD composer Gavin Higgins and Director of Composition Mark Bowden, and the day finished with a concert where all the new works were performed. 

The day was a great success and was filmed and recorded.  Please contact the Administrator via our contact page if you would like to see/hear the recordings. 

News and events in 2014 

Stapleford Granary - 6/7 December 

The Piano Trio Society had an enjoyable joint event with the Goldfield Ensemble and composer Howard Blake OBE - members of our society -  at Stapleford Granary - a new arts centre near Cambridge on 6 and 7 December. On Saturday 6 December there were two performances of "The Snowman" performed by a local children's choir conducted by Lucy Barlow and introduced by the composer Howard Blake.  Narration was by Kate Romero and the Goldfield Ensemble gave the world première of The Snowman arranged for string quartet by the composer.  Howard Blake was then interviewed by Christine Talbot-Cooper about his life and work before the evening concert with a  programme included three pieces by Howard Blake - String Trio 1975, Sleepwalking 2013, Piano Quartet 1975 - as well as Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. Sunday 7 December was a day of chamber music coaching with the Goldfield Ensemble followed by a concert by the tutors and participants. The works chosen by participants included piano trios by Frank Bridge and Shostakovich . 

There was a further seaon of lunchtime piano trio concerts at churches in Notting Hill during June with the following concerts at St Peter's Church - our thanks to Richard Carruthers for making this possible: 

Monday 9 June - 1.00pm - The Birilli Trio Mozart - Kegelstatt Trio K 498, Schumann Märchenerzählungen Op 132 and Kurtag Trio "Hommage à Robert Schumann" Op 15d. 

Monday 16 June - 1.00pm - Tarley Trio Rachmaninov Trio élégaique no 1 in G minor and Trio élégaique no 2 in D minor 

Monday 23 June - 1.00pm - Jørgensen Trio Ravel Piano Trio, Piazzolla "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" 

Monday 30 June - 1.00pm - Solomon Trio Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor, Op 65, Piazzolla "Winter" from "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" 

Friday 20 June - 1.00pm - St John's Church, Notting Hill - Marmara Piano Trio Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49, Debussy Piano Trio in G major (1880) 

Piano Trio Day 2014.  Sunday 9 March, Royal Northern College of Music,  from 10.30 - 18.30. 

A day of masterclasses and lessons for student trios with Professor Peter Cropper, Nicholas Trygstad, Wu Qian and Jeremy Young with a lunchtime talk by Dr David Fielding entitled "Suffering for Art - is it necessary?".   

This proved to be an exciting and thought provoking day with six student trios receiving coaching.  We were delighted to have representatives from the Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and our first Irish participants from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.  Works studied included trios by Brahms, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Ravel and Shostakovich. We had an enlightening talk by Dr David Fielding on the stresses and strains endured by many musicians followed by a short lunch break,  and the day finished with a concert in which the participants gave excellent performances which showed that they had taken on board many of the suggestions made by the tutors during their masterclasses.  Special thanks were given to Jeremy Young,  without whose input and energy the day would not have taken place,  and to the staff at the Royal Northern College of Music who ensured the day went off smoothly.  

Beethoven Chamber Music Masterclass and Competition 2014,   in association with the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane,  London.    
Tutor: Professor Christoph Richter
Masterclasses were held on Tuesday 18 March when coaching was given to the Albany Trio and to trios from Middlesex University and the Purcell School of Music. The concert and competition for the Gwyneth George Award was held on Wednesday 19 March at 6.00pm when the prize of £400 plus a concert in the BPSE 2014-2015 series went to the Albany Trio.  Many congratulations to them!

Wednesday 25 September 2013 - St James's Church, Piccadilly - 7.00pm - Trio Isimsiz
The winners of the 2013 YCAT competition - Erdem Misirlioglu piano, Pablo Hernan violin and Michael Petrov cello - will play a programme of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Haydn and Ravel. Further details from www.talent-unlimited.com

Details of a CD by new members, the Galos Piano Trio,  can be found on their website - www.galos-trio.com

Robert Max, cellist of the Barbican Piano Trio and a contributor to many of our Newsletters,  is now making a name for himself as a conductor.  He conducted the Oxford Symphony Orchestra at Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 15 June where the programme was Korngold's Violin Concerto  and Bruckner's 7th Symphony. Andrew Haveron was the soloist. 

Piano Trio Day Sunday 17 March at the Clarendon Muse, Watford Grammar School for Boys from 09.30 - 17.00.

Seven student piano trios received masterclasses and lessons from three distinguished coaches: Professor Krzysztof Smietana , Raphael Wallfisch and Timothy Ravenscroft and there was a lunchtime talk by pianist and composer Raymond Yiu entitled "Piano Trio, Did You Say?".  The day was a huge success and there is a write up in the spring Newsletter.

 Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 12 February at 2.00pm - Steinway Hall,  44 Marylebone Lane,  London W1U 2DB

 Our AGM and was followed by our first Trio Conversations event of the year at Steinway Hall when Nils Franke discussed the trios of Rachmaninov with a performance by the Mediterranea Trio of Rachmaninov's Trio Élegaic no 1 in G minor (1892).  The evening began with a performance of Cassado's Trio in C major.

News and events in 2012

We were saddened to hear of the death in Glasgow of violinist Louis Carus, one of our Vice Presidents, on 19 August at the age of 84. After studies at Brussels Conservatoire and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore Louis had a long and distinguished career. He joined the Scottish National Orchestra and whilst in Scotland founded a number of chamber ensembles including the Scottish Piano Trio. Teaching played a large part in his life and he was Head of the String Department at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and later become Principal and Dean of Faculty at the Birmingham School of Music. He visited the USSR as a representative of the British Council, was Chairman of the BSM Centenary Committee and also of the European String Teachers Association as well as President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians in 1986 and co-founder of the St Endellion Festival in Cornwall. His professional work over many years has included a wide variety of teaching, adjudicating, and examining in Britain and abroad, as well as free-lance performing with special emphasis on chamber music. Louis was very interested in the work of our Society and was one of the tutors at our Piano Trio Day at Birmingham Conservatoire in 1998.

We are also sorry to report the death of pianist Raphael Terroni on 31 August.  Raphael was a Steinway artist and was well known on the concert platform both in UK and abroad, appearing at major festivals as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician including performances with the Terroni Trio.  He championed the music of neglected English composers and was a former chairman of the British Music Society.  As a teacher he was widely respected and in 2008/9 was Warden of the Performers and Composers section of the ISM.

Piano Trio Day

Our Piano Trio Day took place on Sunday 29 April at Lancing College,  West Sussex with tutors Professor Peter Cropper, Alice Neary, Jeremy Young and Jane Faulkner, with a lunchtime talk by composer Raymond Yiu and what an inspiring day it proved to be! Young trios from the Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy of Music and Chetham's School of Music along with trios from St Swithun's School and Lancing College, enjoyed some excellent masterclasses and lessons on a wide repertoire of works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak, Ravel, Bridge and Shostakovich.  The lunchtime talk by Raymond Yiu, entitled "Piano Trio, Did You Say?", was a fascinating explorations of reasons why the piano trio medium was not as popular in the 20th century as it had been previously.  Extracts of music played included Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, performed with and withour the accompanying narrative, music for player piano, Burmese street music, Bridge's 2nd Piano Trio and a piano trio written by Raymond himself.  The day concluded with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in Eb major, Op 70 no 2 by Peter Cropper, Alice Neary and Jeremy Young which provided a suitably rousing end to a stumulating day. We thank the tutors and all the participants adn also Ian Morgan-Williams,  Director of Music at Lancing College, for making the day so special.

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 28 March at Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, London at 4.00pm. This was followed by a Trio Conversations event in which Dr James Obelkevich talked about Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio with the Trafalgar Trio.

We started the New Year with a series of concerts given by young piano trios at two churches in Notting Hill which were very well received.  We thank all the trios taking part. Special thanks to Richard Carruthers for all his help in making this possible.

Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm at St Peter's Church

The Hepplewhite Piano Trio - Haydn XV:25 in G major "Gypsy Rondo", Beethoven "Kakadu" Variations, Shostakovich Op 8 in C major, Mendelssohn Op 66 in C minor

Thursday, 2 February, 1.05pm at St John's Church

Kingfisher Trio -  Mozart K442 in D minor and Fauré Op 120

Monday 13 February, 1.05pm at St Peter's Church

Sequoia Trio - Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Schubert "Notturno" D897, Zemlinsky Op 3 in D minor

Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm at St John's Church

Mediterranea Trio - Mozart K564 in G major, Arensky Op 32 in D minor and Shostakovich Op 67 in E minor

Thursday 16 February, 1.05pm at St John's Church

Bedriska Trio - Beethoven Op 11 in Eb and Smetana Op 15 in G minor

Monday 20 February, 1.05pm at St Peter's Church

Orion Trio - Haydn XV:24 in D major,  Mozart K548 in C major and Martinu Five Pieces

Thursday 23 February, 1.05pm at St John's Church

Kirolian Piano Trio - Schumann Phantasiestücke and Beethoven Op 97 in Bb "Archduke"

Monday 27 February, 1.05pm at St Peter's Church

Hebe Trio - Beethoven Op 1 no 3 in C minor and Mendelssohn Op 49 in D minor

News and events in 2011 

Wednesday 23 November, 2011 - Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2DB, 6.30pm

We were delighted to present the thirteenth in a series of Trio Conversations in which we welcomed the distinguished guitarist and composer Gilbert Biberian and the Rautio Piano Trio who gave a preview of Biberian's first piano trio,  entitled Ithaca - after Cavafy,  prior to the world première on 19 January 2012.  The work was commissioned by the Rautio Piano Trio with funds made available by Bill Kaye.  The programme began with a performance of the Phantasie Piano Trio in C minor by Frank Bridge.We were delighted to present the thirteenth in a series of Trio Conversations in which we welcomed the distinguished guitarist and composer Gilbert Biberian and the Rautio Piano Trio who gave a preview of Biberian's first piano trio,  entitled Ithaca - after Cavafy,  prior to the world première on 19 January 2012.  The work was commissioned by the Rautio Piano Trio with funds made available by Bill Kaye.  The programme began with a performance of the Phantasie Piano Trio in C minor by Frank Bridge.

Saturday 5 March - Piano Trio Day - Warwick University Music Centre - 09.30 - 17.00 

Piano Trio Day  was held at Warwick University on Saturday 5 March 2011.  Six young trios received a masterclass and a lesson with coaches Michael Bochmann,  Nicholas Roberts and Nils Franke,  and the day included a lunchtime talk on the Rachmaninov Trios by Nils Franke.   Works which were studied included: Beethoven Piano Trio, op 11, Arensky Piano Trio no 1, Brahms Piano Trio op 8, Faure Piano Trio op 120, Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque no 1 and Brahms Clarinet Trio op 114.  Trios came from Birmingham Conservatoire,  Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and St Swithun's School, Winchester.  The standard was extremely high and was much enjoyed by students, coaches and audience alike.

Wednesday 2 February - Annual General Meeting
 
The Annual General Meeting took place at 4.30pm at Steinway Hall,  44 Marylebone Lane,  London W1U 2DB during which the following committee was elected:  Chairman -  Glen Gough,  Vice-Chairman - Jane Faulkner, Treasurer - Dr James Obelkevich,  Administrator - Christine Talbot-Cooper, Committee members -   Melvyn Cooper,  Nils Franke,  Jeremy Young, Julia Morneweg.  Adviser - Alberto Portugheis.   This was followed by a celebration of Schumann's bicentenary when the Lauriston Trio performed Schumann's Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 63.

The Piano Trio Society at Notting Hill Churches

The Society is delighted that the series of lunchtime concerts entitled "The Art of the Piano Trio"  at Notting Hill churches during February proved to be a huge success with some wonderful performances and enthusiastic audiences.  Special thanks to Richard Carruthers for making this series possible and to all those who took part.  We are already looking at a further series!  Details of programmes and performers were as follows:
Thursday 3 February  - St John's Church
Dionysus Trio - Warwick Hewson (piano), Mark Pedus (violin), Samara Ginsberg (cello)
Programme: Schubert Trio in Eb, Opus 100
Thursday 10 February - St John's Church
Amaryllis Piano Trio - Susanna MacRae (piano), Hailey Willington (violin), Karoline Brevik (cello)
Haydn Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV:21; Beethoven Piano Trio no 5 in D major, Op 70 no1 "Ghost"; Bloch Three Nocturnes;  Piazzolla Oblivion
Monday 14 February - St Peter's Church
Eagle Trio - Aleksandra Myslek (piano), Kanako Yanagida (violin), Peiyao Guo (cello)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 2 in C minor, Opus 66; Shostakovich Piano Trio no 2 Opus 67
Thursday 17 February - St John's Church
Trio Serventes - Aurelia Jonvaux (soprano), Ralph Lane (clarinet), Jennifer Carter (piano)
 Schubert Shepherd on the Rock; Spohr Six German Songs, Op 83; Ned Rorem Ariel - Five Poems of Sylvia Plath
Monday 21 February - St Peter's Church
Mediterranea Trio - Elenlucia Pappalardo (piano), Markella Vandoros (violin), Alessandro Sanquineti (cello)
Haydn Piano Trio in G major, Hob XV:25 "Gipsy"; Shostakovich Piano Trio no 1 in C minor, Opus 8, Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 2 in C minor, Opus 66
Thursday 24 February - St John's Church
Dukas Trio - Akiko Tominaga (piano), Francina Moll Salord (violin), Rachael Chesney (clarinet)
Stravinsky La histoire du Soldat; Aleksandr Grigori Arutiunian Suite for Clarinet Trio
Monday 28 February - St Peter's Church
Trio Français - Emmanuelle Turbelin (piano), Samuel Godefroi (violin), Axelle Porret (cello)
Brahms Piano Trio in B major, Opus 8;  Piazzolla Four Seasons - Summer and Autumn
   
News and events in 2010
 
Monday 19 April, Tuesday 20 April  and Thursday 22 April 
Beethoven Chamber Music Masterclass and Competition featuring Piano Trios - a joint event with the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe,  with Professor Martin Lovett OBE:
Steinway Hall,  44 Marylebone Lane,  London W1U 2DB
Masterclasses:  April 19th and 20th from 10.30am - 4.00pm
Concert and Competition: April 22nd,  6.30pm
 
Thursday 6 May Trio Conversations - a celebration of the Chopin bicentenary including a performance of Chopin Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 8 and Schumann Phantasiestucke Op 88 - Steinway Hall, 6.30pm.
Performers: the Silver-Silvera-Portugheis Piano Trio.
 
Tuesday 15 June
Trio Conversations - Brahms Clarinet Trio - Steinway Hall, 6.30pm
Performers: Trio Murvitz-Vanchestein-Park: pianist Batia Murvitz, clarinettist Uriel Vanchestein and cellist Se-Doo Park.  Also on the programme was Stravinsky "The Soldier's Tale",  which included violinist Helena Madoka Berg,  and the slow movement of Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat, Opus 11.
 
Friday 8 October - Sunday 10 October
West Dean College hosted a lecture weekend on Haydn and the Development of the Classical Piano Trio from 8 – 10 October; also included was a concert of Haydn Trios on Saturday evening.  The lecturer was Roy Stratford.
 
Thursday 21 October Trio Conversations - Haydn Piano Trio in E major,  Hob XV:28,  Beethoven Piano Trio in Eb major, Opus 70 no 2 - Steinway Hall,  6.30pm
Performers:  The Marmara Piano Trio
Friday 12 November
The Society was pleased to cooperate in a Piano Trio Conference, THE PIANO TRIO: HISTORY, TECHNIQUE, PERFORMANCE, arranged by Middlesex University at Senate House,  in association with The Institute of Musical Research,  School of Advanced Study, University of London on Friday 12 November 2010. The keynote presentation was given by David Owen Norris and the day concluded with a concert given by the Marmara Piano Trio. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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