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All concerts start at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm), except T3A's Season Opener event "an evening with Paul Drayton" on the 8th October 2024 which will be 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

All concerts take place at Mylor Theatre, Truro College, TR1 3XX

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Tuesday 8th October 2024

7pm start

 

An Evening with Paul Drayton

Paul Drayton opens T3A’s new season with his entertaining and informative “words and music” event, which will whet our appetite for the coming performances with his interesting and insightful observations on both music and performers.

 

Paul, who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, shares his insights on the season ahead in his own inimitable style with piano accompaniment and other recorded musical illustrations.

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Friday 18th October 2024

 

Aquilae Quartet

Programme to include:

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major Op. 59 No. 3

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Op. 10

Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet

First Formed in September 2020, the Aquilae Quartet brought together a group of new undergraduates with Polish, Scottish and Cornish backgrounds, all students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

The quartet has received regular coaching from renowned chamber musicians such as: Krysia Osostowicz, Levon Chilingirian, Ursual Smith, Matthew Jones, Sarah-Jane Bradley and the members of the Endellion Quartet.  They have participated in masterclasses given by Kyoko Hashimoto, Luc-Marie Aguera, Alfred Brendel, Adrian Brendel, Charles Tunnell and Scott Dickinson.  The Quartet have given recitals in London and Cornwall as part of 'Tim Boulton and Friends' concert series in Penzance and the 'Dante Festival', as well as performing as part of 'Music Coll' on the Isle of Coll.  The Quartet have also been regularly performing for the GSMD in both recital settings and its annual 'GSMD Chamber Festival', playing a huge variety of repertoire ranging from early baroque to contemporary music.

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Friday 15th November 2024

 

Phillip Leslie (piano)

Ireland: Sarnia, An Island Sequence

Rachmaninoff: Three Etudes Tableaux Op. 39

Chopin: Ballade No.1 G Minor Op. 23

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op 16

British pianist, Phillip Leslie is known for his captivating playing and diverse programming. Praised for his sense of “culture and refinement” (Liszt Society), he is fast becoming one of UK’s leading young artists.  Since making his Southbank Centre debut in 2019, he has performed across the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden & France including performances at Salle Cortot, Steinway Hall, Palau de la Musica, St John’s Smith Square, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Castellon Auditorio & the Wigmore Hall.

 

A Park Lane Group Artist, Live Music Now Artist & Keyboard Charitable Trust Artist, he was the recipient of the Weingarten Prize & Silver Medal Keyboard Award for his studies and recently gave his Emerging Artist recital at the Usher Hall.  A laureate of numerous competitions including the Liszt Society, Anton Rubinstein & Gothenburg International Piano Competitions, he has worked with orchestras including the Scottish Sinfonia and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras.  He currently teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and the City Literary Institute.

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Friday 6th December 2024

 

Queen Gwendolen's Spell

Programme to include:

music by Bach, Hildegard Von Bingen, Philip Glass Biber, Debussy and Beethoven,

as well as  compositions from the performers

Queen Gwendolen’s Spell was formed a few years ago by violinist and Penzance resident Jackie Shave (www.jacquelineshave.com) who has led and directed the London Britten Sinfonia for fifteen years. She gathers players of the finest quality and puts eclectic and unique programmes together.

 

In this concert she is joined by Eliza Marshall who gained fame playing for the sound track of Lion King in London.  Eliza plays on classical and many different ethnic flutes.  Jackie’s sister, Kathy Shave, violin, is in demand as a player with many London orchestras including the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and City of London Sinfonia.  Clare Finnimore is principal violist with Britten Sinfonia, and cellist, Jane Fenton, can often be heard playing Chamber Music at the Holywell Rooms in Oxford as well as guest principal with many orchestras.

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Friday 31st January 2025

(Please note different date from originally advertised)

 

Siping Guo (bassoon) and Apoline Khou (piano)

Programme to include:

Bach, Bitsch, Saint-Saens, Weber

 

Born in China, Siping Guo, a distinguished bassoonist with an impressive musical background, gained a scholarship from the Drake Calleja Trust and continued his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music and the Royal College of Music where he is currently engaged in a Master of Performance degree.  He won the Munster Trust Scholarship and the Neil Black Award.  He has performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.

 

Born in France, Apolline Khou is currently the Historical Keyboards fellow at the Royal College of Music from where she recently graduated with an Artist Diploma, as the Carne Junior Fellow 2022-2023.  During her studies, she won the Historical Performance Competition, the Century Fund Prize and the Richard III Prize and was a Linda Hill Scholar supported by the Charles Colt scholarship, the Safran Foundation and the Soroptimist Club.  As a soloist, continuo player, or chamber musician, Apolline has performed at venues in both Paris and London and was invited by the LGT Young Soloists to record at Abbey Road studios.

Siping Guo has now been appointed Principal Bassoonist at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

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Friday 14th February 2025

 

Duo Aina (viola and piano)

J.S. Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba BWV 1029 in G Minor

Arnold Bax: Sonata for viola and piano

Edward Elgar: Salut d'Amour

Vaughan Williams: Romanze

Schubert: selections from Winterreise

J. Brahms: Sonata Op.120 N.2 in E flat Major

Formed in London in 2021 by Georgian pianist Ana Gogava and Peruvian violist Varinia Oyola Rebaza, Duo Aina is dedicated to exploring the rich intricacies of the viola and piano repertoire while bringing their distinctive artistic personalities to their performances.  They are committed to featuring established masterworks alongside contemporary and lesser-known pieces from their home countries.

 

International award winners, Ana was the First Prize winner at the 2019 Birmingham International Piano Competition and a Prize winner at the Geza Anda International Piano Competition in Switzerland.  Varinia won the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 International Chamber Music Competition Massimo Antonelli in Italy and was awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for her contributions to the music profession.

They chose the name Aina (forever, that which feeds) in recognition of the power of music to nurture and connect people.

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Friday 14th March 2025

 

Gesualdo Six (vocal ensemble)

A varied programme of Capella choral music to include pieces from as early as the sixteenth century right up to works by contemporary, living composers.

The Gesualdo Six is an award winning British vocal ensemble comprising some of UK's finest consort singers, directed by Owain Park.  Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Notable highlights include a concert in the distinguished Deutschland radio Debut Series, performances at renowned venues including London's Wigmore Hall, New York's Miller Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, and their debut at the BBC Proms in 2023.  The ensemblehave collaborated with Fretwork, the Brodsky Quartet, and Matilda Lloyd, and tour a work of concert-theatre titled Secret Byrd with Director Bill Barclay.

 

"Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one." - Gramophone (2020)

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