Leonore Piano Trio 19th June 2019 at 7.00 pm

Leonore Piano Trio: Tim Horton, Gemma Rosefield & Benjamin Nabarro











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  • Haydn: Piano trio in D minor, Hob XV:23
  • Parry: Piano trio No 1 in E minor
  • Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat major, Op 97 (“Archduke”)

We’re delighted to welcome the Leonore Piano Trio for this concert featuring well-known Viennese classics, alongside the first piano trio by the English composer Sir Hubert Parry, the 100th centenary of whose death was celebrated in 2018.

Formed in 2012, the Leonore Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances as part of Ensemble 360 were met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right.

The Trio has since given concerts throughout the UK, Italy and in New Zealand. Whilst in New Zealand they played to and coached a group of young musicians as part of the Sistema Aotearoa programme, and were adjudicators of the Royal OverSeas League New Zealand Chamber Music Competition. Their concert in Hamilton was broadcast on Radio New Zealand.

Described by Musical Opinion as “an outstanding artist”, Benjamin Nabarro (violin) has performed throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle and Far East. As a soloist or guest concertmaster he has played with the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, English Chamber and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, and with the Philharmonia, where he played Scherezade under the baton of Charles Dutoit. His concerto performances have won praise for their “purity of style, elegance of phrasing and unsurpassed perfection of technique” (Musical Opinion). Benjamin is a regular guest of the Nash Ensemble, where he has appeared in concerts worldwide, and has made numerous recording for Hyperion and Dutton.  He plays on a violin made by G.B Rogeri of 1695.

Winner of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award at Wigmore Hall in 2007, Gemma Rosefield (cello) made her concerto debut at the age of sixteen, when she won First Prize in the European Music for Youth Competition in Oslo, Norway, playing a televised performance of the Saint-Saëns Concerto with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Gemma has recently released a much acclaimed recording for Hyperion of the complete works for cello and orchestra by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Described by The Strad as a “mesmerising musical treasure”, by the London Evening Standard as “a phenomenal talent”, and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch”, Gemma has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in the Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series. On BBC Radio 3 she performed Michael Ellison’s Concerto for cello, Turkish instruments and orchestra with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Gemma plays on an Alessandro Gagliano cello of 1704, formerly belonging to the Prince Regent.

Tim Horton (piano) replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall Birmingham and at the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2005 he was made Scholar of the Klavier Festival Ruhr, at the instigation of Alfred Brendel. He is pianist with Ensemble 360, and has collaborated with leading chamber musicians such as Adrian Brendel, Paul Lewis, Peter Cropper, the Elias and Vertavo Quartets, Charles Owen and the Kungsbacka Trio. He plays regularly with violist Robin Ireland, and their two recordings for Nimbus have been highly acclaimed. As a soloist he has performed in recital and concerto throughout Europe and is currently engaged in a four-year cycle of the Beethoven Sonatas at the Crucible, Sheffield.

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