Spectacular Piano Trio starts concerts for 2023

Cranleigh Arts classical concerts start with a bang on Friday 27 January at 19:30 when the De Beauvoir Trio entertain us with music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dvorak.

The Trio of Enyuan Khong, violin, Charlotte Kaslin, cello, and Elisabeth Pion, piano, create an exciting dynamic of musical teamwork.

In the intimate auditorium of Cranleigh Arts you will be able to enjoy the eye contact between the three and the smiles and love of performance which is hallmark of their success.

The Trio explores music from a unique perspective, incorporating concepts from linguistics and literature studies to elevate their communication wit one another and to the audience.

Elisabeth Pion has been a beneficiary of the special performance support of the Imogen Cooper Musical Trust in 2020-21. She comments on her experience “Getting to work with Imogen Cooper was of tremendous insight and value. Her generosity in sharing her knowledge and wonderful imagination have been truly eye-opening. “

Among Enyuan’s prizes are the Ivan Sutton Prize, St James Prize, and string section finalist in the Royal Overseas League Competition, London 2012. She was also awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction and she played in the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy in 2013.

Charlotte Kaslin was the original founder of the De Beauvoir Trio in 2019. The trio recently won the 3rd Prize of the IX Vainiunas Chamber Ensembles Competition in Lithuania as well as the 2nd prize of the Virtuoso & Bel Canto Chamber Music Competition in Italy. They were also previously Finalists of the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition.

The programme includes the Beethoven Trio in B flat. This trio is one of Beethoven’s earlier works written in 1798. It is sometimes known as the “Gassenhauer Trio” after the popular theme of the last movement.

Then Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2. This trio was first performed in 1944 and dedicated to his close friend Sollertinsky. The last movement is sometimes referred to as “Dance of Death” notable for the use of Jewish scales.

Dvorak’, Piano Trio No4 closes the programme. This Op 90 trio written in 1891 has the subtitle “Dumky” which describes the style of all of its movements. A Dumka is a Slavic folk song marked by abrupt changes from doleful to exuberant.

The De Beauvoir Trio are accomplished entertainers, as well as prize winning musicians of the highest quality and professionalism. You will love this performance.

Tickets available from www.cranleigharts.org

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