One of the UK's most eminent chamber groups, the Gould Trio (violinist Lucy Gould, cellist Richard Lester and pianist Benjamin Frith) needs no introduction, having played in Nairn on many occasions since their Tunnell Trust Winners concert in 1991. They have remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for the last quarter of a century and in their many appearances at the Wigmore Hall have presented complete cycles of Dvorak, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Beethoven Trios.
Their commitment to contemporary music has led to them commissioning works from leading composers such as James Macmillan, and with clarinettist Robert Plane they direct the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival in Northumberland.
Robert Plane is one of the UKs best known clarinettists and has both an eminent solo and orchestral career. He joins the Gould in this concert to play a beautiful clarinet trio by Louise Farrenc, who was a brilliant French composer, professor and pianist born in 1804, and also the 1896 clarinet quartet by Vienna based composer Walter Rabl.
|Louise Farrenc||Trio for Clarinet, Cello, Piano, op. 44|
|Brahms||Piano Trio in C minor, op. 101|
|Beethoven||Variations in Eb, op. 44 (piano trio)|
|Rabl||Quartet in Eb major, op. 1|
Tickets will be available for purchase at £18 each (£15 for members, £3 for under 25s & U.C.) and can be bought on the night, or in advance via the Nairn Community and Arts Centre, either in person, by phone on 01667 453476 or via Nairn Community and Arts Centre's on-line booking service at www.nairncc.co.uk