2002/03 Season's Concerts
nineteenth Season

12 October 2002English Piano Trio
30 November 2002Tuba Magna
18 January 2003Naomi Williams (cello)
15 March 2003English Romantics


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Formed in 1987, The English Piano Trio enjoys an international reputation, regularly appearing on the London and European concert platforms.

The 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.

The 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.

An 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.

A 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.

Following 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

Timothy 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.

He 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 player".

Jane 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.

She 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."

Jane 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

Justin 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.

Justin is a frequent performer at the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank in London, and broadcasts on both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He recently appeared as a concerto soloist at festivals in both Cork and Edinburgh. In addition to recording albums on disc for the ASV (Schubert), Naxos (Martinu, Rebecca Clarke, Arnold) and Carlton Classics (Piazzola) labels, Justin is also an independent producer of programmes for the BBC Radio 3.

 2002/3 season