Sunday March 8th 2020 3.00 pm
The Mithras Piano Trio
Ionel Manciu (violin)
Leo Popplewell (cello)
Dominic Degavino (piano)
Beethoven: Piano trio in D Op 70 no 1 ‘Ghost'
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in G minor
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Winners of the 10th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, 67th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2019 and the St. James Chamber Music Competition 2018, the Mithras Trio came together in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As well as benefiting from regular tuition with Matthew Jones, Carole Presland and Ursula Smith, they have also received coaching from András Keller, Rolf Hind, David Dolan and the Endellion String Quartet. Ionel, Leo and Dominic are experienced collaborators, having appeared in the Barbican Hall, City of London Festival, Harmos Festival Portugal, and Orpheus and Bacchus Festival among others. They have also worked in side-by-side performances with eminent musicians including Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Krysia Osostowicz, Andrew Marriner, Janine Jansen, the Wihan, Chilingirian and Heath Quartets, and Ben Frith. Individually they have had successes in a number of international competitions, including the Concours International de Piano d'Epinal in France, the Imola International Piano Awards, the Orpheus Musician of the Year Competition, the Brant International Piano Competition and Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. Dominic was also the keyboard section winner of both the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and the 65th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.
They have performed at many of London's major venues, including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Milton Court Concert Hall, as well as giving concerts at the Lake District Summer Music Festival, Guildhall Chamber Music Festival, Highgate International Chamber Music Festival, Leeds International Concert Season and Yewfield Concert Series. They were selected as Kirckman Concert Society Young Artists for the 2019/2020 season. They are passionate exponents of contemporary music, having performed works by Helen Grime and Christopher Brammeld last season, and giving the world première of a new piece by Péter Tornyai at the Solti Hall in Budapest, who dedicated the work to the Mithras Trio after working with them. Upcoming performances include debuts at Conway Hall and at the Brighton Coffee Concert Series.
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