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Spektrix Ref 1: MT22


25 February | 7:45pm  | £22 / £18 

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

Ionel Manciu, violin | Leo Popplewell, cello | Dominic Degavino, piano 


Joseph Haydn - Piano Trio in E, Hob XV/28   (16')
Amy Beach - Piano Trio in A minor op 150   (15')
Ernest Chausson - Piano Trio in G minor, op 2  (30’)


Praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’, ‘full-blooded commitment’ and ‘bold, passionate colours’, the Mithras Trio is fast growing a reputation as one of the next generation’s most exciting piano trios.

Formed in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, they are currently members of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme, broadcasting regularly on BBC Radio 3. They won first prize at the 10th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, 67th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2019 and the St. James Chamber Music Competition 2018. In 2019 they were recipients of the Royal Philharmonic Society Henderson Award. They have performed at many of London’s major venues, including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Milton Court Concert Hall, as well as making regular appearances at festivals in the UK and Europe. 


Their programme consists of three substantial trios, spanning around 150 years. Haydn's Piano Trios are - essentially - keyboard sonatas doubled with strings, yet this late Trio is a virtuoso work with an exceptionally wide range of expression, inventiveness and surprise. The very attractive A Minor Piano Trio by Amy Beach (1867-1944) is also a late work featuring her love of a strong melodic line with a wispy, impressionistic piano obbligato. 


Ernest Chausson's trio is a youthful work, written when he was 26. His music is influenced by his two teachers (Massenet’s elegance and César Franck’s cyclic forms) and his admiration for Wagner’s grand visions and harmonic boldness which you can hear in this G Minor Trio.  


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