Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: English Piano Trio (change of performer)

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Programme

‘Archduke’ Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Allegro moderato
Scherzo
Andante cantabile, ma però con moto
Allegro moderato
The English Piano Trio are:

Jane Faulkner – Violin
Pal Banda – Cello
Timothy Ravenscroft – Piano

A firmly established ensemble, the English Piano Trio has performed on London and European concert platforms. The players are well-known exponents of the classical repertoire, and have presented Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven programmes at London’s South Bank.

The Trio has commissioned and recorded 20th and 21st century repertoire. Their CD (Naxos) of music by Sir Malcolm Arnold was part of a Gramophone award-winning series. For their 20th anniversary, they commissioned works by David Matthews, Cecilia McDowall and Joseph Phibbs. The Trio researches music by lesser-known composers, and their recording (Dutton Epoch), publishing and performance at the South Bank of works by the English composer Francis E Bache (1833-1858) gained them critical acclaim. To coincide with Schott Music’s publishing of a trio by the German composer Johanna Senfter (1879-1961), the English Piano Trio premiered the work in Mainz, Germany. At the invitation of the Gurney Trust, the Trio gave premiere performances of the two piano trios of Ivor Gurney at Bristol University.

The Trio collaborates with other performers, both musicians and actors, bringing theatre and live music together. For music festivals they presented ‘On the Danube’, with Timothy West as narrator. At the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, a programme of music by Shostakovich was coupled with verse by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

For four seasons the Trio presented a series of recitals at The Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol, in collaboration with visiting international orchestras.

The Trio has recently recorded and released a CD for English Music Records of chamber works by the English composer Rutland Boughton (1878-1960).

 Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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