2002/03 Season's Concerts
|12 October 2002||English Piano Trio|
|30 November 2002||Tuba Magna|
|18 January 2003||Naomi Williams (cello)|
|15 March 2003||English Romantics|
JANE FAULKNER violin
JUSTIN PEARSON cello
in 1987, The
English Piano Trio enjoys an international reputation, regularly
appearing on the London and European concert platforms.
Trio specialises in repertoire of the Classical period, and has presented
complete Haydn and Mozart programmes at London's South Bank, in both the Queen
Elizabeth Hall and Furcell Room.
English Piano Trio has also commissioned and given premieres of works by leading
British composers. Their two CDs devoted to contemporary music include works by
Goldschmidt, Malcolm Lipkin, David Matthews and Malcolm Arnold. The disc devoted
to Arnold on the Naxos label was part of a `Gramophone' Award winning series.
important part of the Trio's work is their extensive concert tours in Europe.
They are regular visitors to Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. The Trio has
participated in Festivals at Barcelona, Mainz, Loosdorf and Bologna.
recent development for the Trio has been working with actors, presenting
programmes of words and music. This is proving extremely popular, and this
summer the group will be appearing in many of the British Festivals, culminating
in a performance at the South Bank in October.
a recent London recital, the `Strad' magazine commented " The English Piano
Trio has found the key to good chamber music playing. Each player seems to know
the other's moves, resulting in beaut~lly tapered phrase endings... Haydn 's A
major trio was given a sparkling reading... the playful Allegro saw all three
obviously enjoying themselves. "
- April 2002
Ravenscroft studied at the Royal College of Music with Cyril Smith.
He was awarded an Austrian Government scholarship whieh enabled him to study at
the Vienna Hochsehule. There he obtained the prestigious concert diploma with
distinction. He subsequently joined the teaching staff of the Hochscule
Mozarteum in Salzburg.
has been a concerto soloist with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Hungary,
the Salzburg Musici and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, with which
he also broadcast. He has given recitals in South America, .all over Europe, and
is a regular recitalist in Austria and Japan. Following a Wigmore Hall concert
he was acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph "as a very considerable Beethoven
Faulkner studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Manoug Parikian.
She has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the York Bowen
prize, the John McEwan award, and the prestigious Harold Craxton prize.
held a subprincipal position in a London orchestra for a number of years before
relinquishing this in order to concentrate on solo and chamber work.. Following
a South Bank recital she was described by the Daily Telegraph as "one of
Britain's front rank musicians."
Faulkner has also a busy schedule as a duo player with the Greek pianist Elena
Konstantinou. Jane was the founder of the Piano Trio Society in 1994
Pearson is one of London's busiest and most versatile musicians. He
is principal cellist in the National Symphony Orchestra (of London), Guest
Principal cellist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Sinfonia, and
English National Ballet Orchestra.