News and Events

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Looking ahead - we are now in the process of arranging our next Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competitions next year at Chethams School of Music, Manchester.

The Junior Competition will take place on Sunday 16 February 2020 when the Jury will be the distinguished violinist and teacher Professor Richard Deakin, Jonathan Aasgaard - principal cello in the Royal Liverpool Philharnonic Orchestra and Melvyn Cooper - pianist, teacher and Vice Chairman of our Society.  

The Senior Competition takes place on Sunday 22 March 2020 with a Jury comprised of Susie Mészáros, violin/viola, Nicholas Trygstad - principal cello in the Hallé Orchestra and Professor John Thwaites, Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Further details will follow.

News and events 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019, Tuesday 22 January, 2.00pm, Steinway Hall

This meeting saw the election of the following Trustees: Chairman - Jane Faulkner, Vice Chair - Melvyn Cooper, Administrator/Treasurer - Christine Talbot-Cooper, other Trustees were Christopher Brammeld, Bobby Chen, Dr Mary Dullea and Dr James Obelkevich.

Piano Trio Day - Sunday 17 March - Gloucestershire Academy of Music

This proved to be another successful day when five trios from the Royal College of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama received coaching from Professor Michael Bochmann MBE, Nicholas Roberts and Professor John Thwaites on trios by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Rebecca Clarke. The day ended with an enjoyable concert given by the participants. A report is included in our latest Newsletter.