Abbotsholme Arts Society

Next Concert:

  • The Gould Piano Trio

    September 6, 2018 7:30 pm
    • Benjamin Frith
      Piano
    • Lucy Gould
      Violin
    • Richard Lester
      Cello
    • James Macmillan
      Piano Trio No. 2
    • Mendelssohn
      Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op. 49
    • Beethoven
      Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 'Archduke'

    The Gould Piano Trio, directly compared to the great Beaux Arts Trio for their “musical fire” and “dedication to the genre”, have remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for a quarter of a century. Launched by their first prize at the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition and subsequently selected as YCAT Artists, they made a highly successful debut at New York’s Weill Recital Hall, which was described by Strad Magazine as ”Pure Gould”.

    Their many appearances at London’s Wigmore Hall have included the complete piano trios of Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Schubert – plus in the 2017-18 season, a Beethoven cycle, to celebrate 25 years since their first appearance at this iconic venue. The Goulds have made extensive tours of N. America, the Far East, New Zealand and Sweden, with concerts throughout Europe. When not giving concerts, they find master-classes and coaching a revitalising part of their schedule, particularly as Artists in Residence at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where they each hold a Fellowship.

    “The only comparison that comes to mind is the old Beaux Arts Trio; the combination of jeweler-like precision and a musical fire that ignites from the first bar” The Washington Post