News and Events


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Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 20 February 2020 at Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, London at 2.00pm. We hope you will join us and bring ideas for future events.

Before then we would like to remind members that subscriptions are now due (31st December) and may be paid via our website.  Should you wish to pay by cheque, standing order or via our bank please contact us for details.

Looking ahead - we are now in the process of arranging our next Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competitions next year at Chethams School of Music, Manchester. Application forms have been sent out and we look forward to receiving entries.

The Junior Competition which should havel taken place on Sunday 16 February 2020 sadly has had to be cancelled.
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. We are pleased to say that entries are now coming in and we will publish full details in due course.

Some news and events during 2019

We were pleased to be involved once again in the Monday lunchtime concerts at St Peter's, Notting Hill and thank Dominic John for his help in arranging this. Details were as follows: 

Monday 16 September - Bartholdy Trio
Performers: Sophie-Louise Phillips - violin, Dayana Harizanova - cello, Cason Kang - piano
Programme: Haydn - Trio in C Hob XV:27 and Mendelssohn - Trio Op 49 in D minor

Monday 23 September - Conova Trio
Performers: Constantin Riccardi - violin, Nora Braun - cello, Vasilis Alevizos - piano
Programme: Rachmaniov - Trio Elegiaque no 1 in G minor, Dvorak - "Dumky" Trio no 4 in E minor

Monday 30 September - Icknield Piano Trio
Performers: Arwen Newband - violin, Sarah Boxall - cello, Anna Le Hair, piano
Programme: Schubert - Trio in E flat, D929

Congratulations to Aleksandra Myslek on her new role as Junior Fellow of Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban. Aleksandra comments: "I already see how energised and creative the place is and I’m sure I will learn a lot myself as well as entertain my projects and ideas and help the students on their way to the professional life."

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.
Welcome to new Student Trio member - the Eumelia Piano Trio from the Royal College of Music. The trio took part in Piano Trio Day and were the featured trio in the Autumn Newsletter.