Truro 3 Arts

Classical Music Society

Concert Series 2019-2020
All concerts start at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm
Mylor Theatre, Truro College TR1 3XX

Forthcoming concerts of the Season:

E B L A N A  S T R I N G  T R I O  &  E M M E T   B Y R N E  (O B O E)

Friday, 6th December 2019

Mozart:  Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F major K370

Beethoven:  String Trio in G major Op.9 No.1

Britten:  Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Op.2

Finzi:  Prelude and Fugue for String Trio Op.24

Moeran:  Fantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings

Since its formationin 2006, the Eblana String Trio has been performing regularly for music societies and festivals throughout the UK and beyond, winning praise from audiences and critics alike for the depth and insight of its performances of this often neglected repertoire.

Recent seasons have seen the trio giving acclaimed performances at both the Wigmore Hall for the Park Lane Group and at the Bridgewater Hall for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society, as well as performing live on Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme.

During their time at the Royal Northern College of Music the trio have won all the major chamber music prizes, notably winning the 2010 RNCM chamber music award and the audience prize for their performances of Britten's Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings.  The trio will be joined by Emmet Byrne, Principal 2nd Oboist with City of Birmingham City Orchestra.

J U L I A  H W A N G  (V I O L I N)  &  J A M E S  D R I N K W A T E R  (P I A N O)

Friday, 17th January 2020

Poulenc:  Sonata for Violin and Piano

Lutoslawski:  Subito

Debussy:  Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor

Franck:  Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

Frolov:  Concert Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

Julia Hwang gave her professional solo debut with the English National Baroque Chamber Orchestra at the age of nine, performing Bach's Concerto in A minor.  Julia has been a veteran of the concert stage for many years, leading to an ever-increasing schedule of concerts both in the UK and abroad.

Julia's duo partner, Charles Matthews, was previously an organ scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He is currently an accompanist and organ tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Julia and Charles recorded Subito, a CD of works for violin and piano, in 2017.

"Julia Hwang is a model of expressive purity .... of old-world wit and warmth."

(Rob Cowan, Gramophone)

James Drinkwater will now be performing in place of Charles Matthews for this event.  This is a change from our previous advertising. Updated image to follow.

J O S E  Z A L B A - S M I T H  (F L U T E)  &  L O U I S A   L A M  (P I A N O)

Friday, 7th February 2020

JS Bach:  Flute Sonata in E minor BWV1034

CPE Bach:  Solo Sonata in A minor

Poulenc:  Sonata for Flute and Piano

Schulhoff:  Sonata for Flute and Piano

Enescu:  Cantabile and Allegro

Prokofiev:  Flute Sonata in D major Op.94

Born in 1984 in Havana, Cuba, Jose studied flute and piano.  During this period of study, he received second prize in Amadeo Roldan's National Flute Competition (1997).  After auditioning in London, England, Jose accepted a full scholarship for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, beginning studies in 2003.

He has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Southbank Sinfonia, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.  Jose also runs Cuban music workshops for several notable international flute summer schools.

Jose's duo partner, Louisa Lam, has studied at King's College, London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

C H R I S T I N E  Z E R A F A  &  F R I E N D S  (P I A N O  Q U A R T E T)

Friday, 13th March 2020

Mozart:  Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor K478

Mahler:  Piano Quartet in A minor

Brahms:  Piano Quartet No.2

Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa first performed for Truro 3 Arts as saxophonist Amy Green's duo partner in 2017.  Her passionate performance as a chamber musician inspired us to approach Christine to form a piano quartet.

Christine selected violinist Alexander Lomeiko, who coincidentally performed for us in December 2018, violist Ana Theresa Alves and cellist Yaroslava Tromychuk..

This exciting project is a fitting conclusion to a concert series in which old and new friends alike have come together.

Timothee Botbol will now be performing instead of Yaroslava Tromychuk for this event.  This is a change from our previous advertising.