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Spektrix Ref 1: ET22


19 February | 7:45pm | £22 / £18

 Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval


Jonathan Martindale, Violin | Lucy Nolan, Viola | Peggy Nolan - Cello


Luigi Boccherini - String Trio in C minor, op 14 no 2 (18’) 

Franz Schubert - String Trio movement D471 (10’)

Grace Evangeline Mason - Into the Abyss, I throw roses (7’)

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Trio in G Major op.9 no.1 (25’)


'The Eblana play with incisiveness and a patient concentration which allows each work to unfold its narrative naturally and engagingly'.

Classical Music Magazine


Since their debut in 2006, the Eblana String Trio have given countless performances throughout the UK and beyond, winning praise from audiences and critics for their powerful interpretations of this often neglected repertoire.  They have performed at Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall and major festivals such as Salisbury, Lake District Summer Music, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Musikfest Goslar. The trio have also broadcast on Radio 3 on many occasions. Their debut album The King’s Alchemist was released with Willowhayne Records in 2021 to great acclaim. The album was selected as chamber CD of the Month in a 5-star review in BBC Music Magazine.


Their programme includes Schubert’s much loved Trio,  a microcosm of musical activity and one of the most treasured works in the string trio repertoire. Luigi Boccherini was a cellist as well as a composer whose string trios form part of his vast string output (120 quintets, 100 quartets, nearly 50 trios and 11 cello concertos). And Beethoven was 28 years old when his Opus 9 String Trios were published. They were not his first attempts at string trio writing but they were composed a few years before his first quartet and they are perhaps his greatest achievement up to that time.


Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses was written for the Eblana Trio by Grace Evangeline Mason in 2018 and performed by them in the Purcell Room. Described as ‘beautiful and muscular’ by the Guardian, it was inspired by words from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Posthumous Fragments (1882-83) ‘You have overcome yourself: but why do you show yourself to me only as the one overcome? I want to see the victor: throw roses into the abyss and say, "Here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me.’



Covid-19 and concerts

In line with the most up-to-date guidance Public Health for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, we:

  • clean all surfaces that people touch regularly and keep hand sanitizer around the site
  • ensure air flow remains good around the building (we have a highly efficient air extraction system in the concert hall)  
  • advise all ticket holders to take a lateral flow test before coming to an event at the Granary and insist that staff and visitors who are unwell do not attend the venue

Face coverings are currently not compulsory, but if the guidance changes we will communicate this to ticket holders