Piano Trio Day | 7 November | Clarendon Muse, Watford
This popular event took place on Sunday 7 November with a full day of coaching offered to the trios taking part. The event was held at Clarendon Muse, Watford School for Boys starting at 10.00am with distinguished tutors Susie Mészáros, Julian Jacobson and Richard Lester. Trios taking part included the Cobalt Trio from the Royal Academy of Music, Paddington Trio from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, New Elements Piano Trio from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Shelbow Trio from the Royal College of Music. Beethoven Piano Trio Op 70 no 1 proved a popular choice and Schubert Sonatensatz D28, Brahms Piano Trio Op 87 no 2 and Shostkovich Piano Trio no 2 also were included in the coaching programme.
Annual General Meeting | 15 February | Zoom
The following Trustees were confirmed: Chairman - Jane Faulkner, Vice Chair - Melvyn Cooper, Administrator/Treasurer - Christine Talbot-Cooper, remaining Trustees - Christopher Brammeld, Bobby Chen, Dr Mary Dullea and Dr James Obelkevich. We are delighted to announce the appointment of the following Vice Presidents: Michael Bochmann MBE, David Owen Norris and Robert Max who join Howard Blake OBE, FRAM and Christine Talbot-Cooper. The President of the Society is Peter Frankl. We welcome new member radiologist Professor Dr Eamann Breatnach from Dublin who is also an amateur pianist and plays piano trios with two retired professional musicians. We are always pleased to hear from keen amateurs taking part in playing piano trios!