SUNDAY 22nd Trio Volant
Ribchester Village Hall 7pm
Doors 6.30pm. Performance starts: 7pm
Bar open before performance and at interval
Beatrice Hubble oboe
Tom Evans clarinet
Richard Beards bassoon
Programme: Rossini- Barber of Seville overture
Henri Sauguet- Trio
Beethoven- Trio in C
Alexandre Tansman- Trio
Cecelia Mcdowall- Century Dances
Trio Volant was formed in 2010 whilst all the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Trio regularly give formal recitals and lunchtime concerts in and around Manchester and the North West as well as further afield from Wales to Essex! They particularly enjoy the opportunity to perform the lesser-known reed trio chamber music repertoire.
They are recent winners of the Dorothy Parkinson Award for young outstanding British chamber musicians as well as being selected/recommended artists by Making Music for 2018-2019.
The individual members have a wealth of solo, chamber music and orchestral experience between them including performances at The Bridgewater Hall, Symphony Hall, Snape Maltings and Cadogan Hall. Richard is a busy freelance bassoonist and is in demand throughout the North West. Bea enjoys a varied career as a peripatetic teacher, animateur and freelance oboist. Tom divides his time between instrumental teaching and performing as a freelance clarinettist. The group’s members have worked with The Hallé, Opera North, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Sinfonia ViVa, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, National Festival Orchestra and Liverpool Sinfonia amongst others. The trio are looking forward to a number of recital engagements across the UK during the 2017-18 season as well as being involved in numerous music for health projects with Live Music Now and as a partner in a Youth Music funded Essex Music Services project.
After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manchester, Beatrice went on to The Royal Northern College of Music where she was accepted onto the solo Performance Masters course with Britain’s leading contemporary oboist, Melinda Maxwell. Whilst at the RNCM, Beatrice was the recipient of a Fewkes Scholarship, won the June Emerson Chamber Music prize with the oboe trio Les Trois Canards and was selected to perform as a soloist with several ensembles. She graduated in 2011 and now freelances with professional organisations including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Skipton Camerata. Beatrice is currently a Fellow with the charity LIVE MUSIC NOW, working as a solo practitioner in two schools for children with Special Educational Needs were she uses music to interact with children with PMLD and autism. She is also part of the flagship team working in partnership with LIVE MUSIC NOW and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to bring music to the Neuro School at Alder Hey. Beatrice is supporting a growing number of young oboists teaching at The Queen’s School in Chester and The King’s School in Macclesfield.
Tom graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Master of Music degree, supported by a Rowland Hardy Bequest Bursary. During his studies at the RNCM, Tom was the recipient of the Winfield Graham Solo Wind Prize. In addition he received funding from the Wolfson Foundation. Since graduation Tom has enjoyed a varied and busy freelance career combining orchestral and chamber music performance, music for health and teaching. As an orchestral player he has performed with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva amongst others. With Trio Volant, he gives recitals up and down the country for music clubs and societies. Alongside this the trio leads educational workshops as part of the Live Music Now scheme and Music for Hospitals. Tom also teaches clarinet and saxophone at Stockport Grammar School and for Yorkshire Young Musicians in Leeds.
Commencing his musical life as a violinist at the age of ten, Richard began taking bassoon lessons in 2000 before moving from Wolverhampton to Manchester in 2002 to study with Ed Warren at the RNCM. During his undergraduate course at the college he received tuition from Graham Salvage, Laurence Perkins and Meyrick Alexander, as well as several visiting international artists such as Stefano Canuti. Following a few years away from playing, Richard successfully reapplied to the RNCM for a place on the MMus course, where he studied as a recipient of the Ann Gerrard Bursary. Richard has performed in a variety of venues around the North of England. As part of the recently established Young Opera Venture, he has completed his second tour of reduced-orchestra opera, taking both Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Magic Flute to locations that otherwise very seldom are afforded the opportunity to hear such music. Richard has appeared regularly over the last two years as a freelance bassoonist and contrabassoonist, performing with the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Trio Volant appears by kind permission of the RNCM.