Wednesday November 29th 7.30 pm
Jeanette Ager (soprano) Viv McLean (piano)
Brahms : 8 Gypsy songs
Ravel : 5 Folk songs
Britten : 4 Folk songs
The Armorel Piano Trio
Suk: Elegie for piano trio Op 23
Dvorak: Piano trio in E minor Op 90 ‘Dumky'
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Jeanette Ager (mezzo) studied at the Royal Academy of Music where she won numerous prizes. She won the Gold Medal in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, the Richard Tauber Prize for Singing and an award from the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform. As a soloist, Jeanette's concert and oratorio work has included: recitals and other appearances at the Wigmore Hall; Handel's Messiah at St David's Hall, Cardiff; Elgar's Dream of Gerontius at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; Tippett's Child of our Time at the Royal Festival Hall; Verdi's Requiem at Gloucester Cathedral; Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Barbican Concert Hall and the Missa Solemnis at York Minster, Truro and Exeter Cathedral. She has recorded for Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips. Jeanette recently sang the Angel in the first performance of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in China. She also performed at the Three Choirs Festival singing Britten's Spring Symphony and John McCabe's Songs of the Graden which was broadast on BBC Radio 3.
Viv McLean (piano), the winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona , has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan , Australia and the USA . He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition. Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 and recorded for Sony Classical Japan and Naxos , as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's own label. Viv lives in Harrow and has been a huge supporter of concerts at both St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas in recent years.
The Armorel Piano trio was formed in 2016 by pianist Kathy Chow, with violinist Lucía Veintimilla and cellist Sebastian Kolin, and together they have performed at St Johns Waterloo, Milton Court Concert Hall, and were finalists in Guildhall's 2017 Ivan Sutton Award.
Kathy Chow (piano) was born in Perth Australia, and studied at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Currently she is completing an Artists Masters at the Guildhall School. She has performed at many Australian venues including the Melbourne Recital Centre, Iwaki Auditorium, South Melbourne Hall, and Government Ballroom of Western Australia, and has participated in masterclasses with Joanna MacGregor, Steven Osborne, Tom Poster and Ralf Gothoni. She has performed concertos with the Fremantle Orchestra and Zelman Memorial Symphony, and in 2014 was invited to perform in the Beethoven Marathon Concert at the Government Ballroom of Western Australia.
Lucia Veintimilla (violin) is from Spain, and studied at Oviedo's Conservatoire and at The Guildhall School where she has recently completed her Master's degree. She has been awarded many prizes in various solo and chamber music competitions, including VI National Instrumental Competition “Intercentros Melómano”,II Chamber music competition Oviedo Conservatoire and Bancaja Camersim. An avid chamber musician, Lucia enjoys a busy career performing regularly with Colomé Trio, Deco Ensemble, Armorel Trio and as a founder member of the Silk Street Sinfonia and The Barokers, touring extensively to major concert halls in Europe and Asia.Lucia is the recipient of the British-Spanish Society Centenary Award, The Elizabeth Sweeting Award, The Wolfson Foundation 2014 Instrument Award.
Sebastian Kolin (Cello) studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and in Lugano, Switzerland. He has performed across Europe in countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, made television and radio appearances in Switzerland and played in many of Londons main venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Festival hall, the Purcell room, the Fairfield hall, the Queen Elizabeth hall, the Menuhin Hall and the Elgar Rooms of the Albert Hall.