Sunday December 15th 3.00 pm
David Le Page (violin)
Claire McConnell (cello)
Viv McLean (piano)
'A Viennese Afternoon'
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro (violin & piano)
Schubert: Impromptu D899 no 3 (piano)
Kreisler: Romance Op 4 (cello and piano)
Schubert - Impromptu D899 Op 90 No. 4 in A Flat Major
Schumann: Dichterleibe Op 48 no 10 (arr. cello & piano )
Schumann: Leiderkreis Op 39- Mondnacht (arr. cello & piano)
Kreisler: Caprice Viennois Op 2 (arr. piano trio
Fritz Kreisler: Liebeslied (arr. piano trio)
Schubert: Piano trio in B flat D 898
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
David Le Page was born in Guernsey and gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, aged eleven. He was a prize winner in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin competitions. He studied in Bern with Igor Ozim and in London with Sidney Griller. He has worked with a diverse selection of artists and ensembles as a director, soloist and chamber musician and has formed his own groups the Le Page Ensemble, The Harborough Collective and Mysterious Barricades. He has made many recordings including the complete Tippett quartets, Shostakovich quartets, Keith Tippett's piano quintet Linuckea, music by Gerald Barry, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Frantic Mid-Atlantic with Evelyn Ficarra, The Rune of Hospitality' with Mark Chambers and the Goldberg Variations with Le Page Ensemble. David is leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, the Stratford-upon-Avon based chamber orchestra, with whom he regularly appears as soloist and director. He was recently appointed President of the European String Teachers Association.
Clare O'Connell is a cellist who specialises in playing chamber music. She is a member of CHROMA, Lontano, The Storytellers Ensemble, The Harborough Collective, Propellor Ensemble, and most recently the Le Page Piano Trio. She set up and curates her own intimate series of chamber music concerts in Berkhamsted, experimenting with varying instrumental line-ups, and interweaving music poetry and storytelling to add another dimension to the concert going experience. She has programmed and produced CHROMA's first own label album ‘Folk Tales' which she conceived and recorded with David Le Page and Ian Watson. She regularly plays all over the UK - recent highlights include a solo performance at the Globe with actress Deborah Findlay and a duet with a nightingale in the middle of the Sussex countryside for Sam Lee's Singing With Nightingales series.
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 has played concerti with most major UK orchestras, performed chamber music with leading groups such as the Ysaye String Quartet and the Leopold String Trio. Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies' Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain . 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.