Thursday 7 October 3.00 pm
Kate Gould (cello)
Viv McLean (piano)
Brahms: Cello sonata in E minor Op 38 (26')
Allegro / Allegretto / Allegro
Britten: Cello sonata Op 65 (20')
Dialogo / Scherzo-Pizzicato / Elegia / Marcia / Moto perpetuo
Kate Gould is the cellist of the London Bridge Trio for which she founded the flourishing Winchester Chamber Music Festival in her hometown in 2008. The festival celebrated its tenth anniversary by commissioning a piano trio by Colin Matthews, premiered at the 2018 festival. This season the LBT are recording trios by Clara and Robert Schumann and Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, some of which were recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from a concert at St Georges, Bristol. Kate also established the Ironstone Chamber Music Festival in 2013 with her violinist sister Lucy Gould. She is a regular guest at the Festival de los Siete Lagos in north Patagonia, Argentina and the Peasmarsh, Corbridge, Wye Valley and Penarth Pier Chamber Music Festivals. This season she also appears at the Aldeburgh Festival and Sacconi Folkestone Festival. As a member of the Leopold String Trio from 1991 to 2008, Kate received awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society and Borletti-Buitoni Trust and took part in the ECHO Rising Stars and BBC New Generations Artists concert series. They recorded for Hyperion Records and collaborated regularly with pianists such as Paul Lewis and Marc-André Hamelin. Kate is also active in the orchestral world as a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and frequent guest principal cellist of the UK symphony and chamber orchestras. She loves to teach and recently joined the staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
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 St Mary's Perivale in recent years.
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