Thursday 2 December 3.00 pm
The Odysseus Piano Trio
Sara Trickey (violin)
Rosie Biss (cello)
Robin Green (piano)
Clara Schumann: Piano trio in G minor Op 17 (28')
Allegro / Scherzo / Andante / Allegretto
Helen Grime: Three Whistler Miniatures (11')
Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat Op 97 'Archduke' (40')
Allegro / Scherzo / Andante / Allegro
Sara Trickey (violin) studied at the Royal College of Music, at Cambridge University (where she achieved a double starred First) and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also been a regular participant at the International Musicians' Seminar at Prussia Cove. She performs regularly with the pianist Daniel Tong, and has also played in recent years with Stephen Kovacevich, Tom Poster and Iwan Llewellyn-Jones. She has performed on many occasions at the Purcell Room, the Royal Opera House, King's Place and at numerous festivals and music societies. She has also has performed concertos with the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square under John Lubbock, the New London Soloists Ensemble, the South Bank Sinfonia and many others. As a chamber musician Sara Trickey was leader of the Bronte string quartet between 2001 and 2006. The quartet won first prize at the Royal Overseas League competition in 2003. She has led many other ensembles, including the Orchestra of St Johns and Independent Opera. She also teaches the violin at Junior Guildhall. Sara Trickey lives in London with her husband and two children.
Rosie Biss studied at Cambridge University and The Cologne Musikhochschule. In addition to her role of Principal cello of Welsh National Opera, Rosie enjoys a busy and varied career as chamber musician, soloist, guest principal, and teacher. As recitalist and former member of the Zehetmair quartet and trio, the European Music Project and the Scottish Ensemble, Rosie has played throughout Europe and America's concert halls, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 etc. She has also guest lead the cello sections of Bournemouth Symphony, BBC National orchestras of Wales and Scotland, City of Birmingham Symphony orchestra, English National Opera and Opera North, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Robin Green (piano) studied at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2008, when he obtained the Leverhulme Chamber music fellowship. He also studied conducting. He is the former pianist of the European Union Youth Orchestra, having won the Chairman's award in 2010. He has played in prestigious venues throughout the world. He was a member of the Françoise-Green piano duo, which won the ensemble prize of the Royal Overseas League, among other awards.. Robin is now a piano professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. His CD with with the Austrian violinist Daniel Auner, released on the Gramola label, was ‘Editor's Choice' in the December 2014 issue of the Strad Magazine
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