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Andover Music Club present… The Thorn Trio (woodwind)

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£7 – £25

THE THORNE TRIO is an established wind group formed in 1999, comprising graduates of the Royal College of Music. In their time together they have achieved success with a varied and wide range of experiences.

During their time together, The Thorne Trio was accepted onto The Blackheath Halls Young Artists Scheme, where they gave a series of recitals and education workshops and were also winners of both the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Music Trust Scholarship Fund Education and Outreach Award and of the Anglo-CzechSlovak Music Competition. As a result of the latter, they travelled to Prague where they gave a recital in Martinu Hall at the Liechtenstein Palace. During 2004/06 they held the post of Junior Fellows of the Royal College of Music, and more recently, were semi-finalists in the prestigious Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy.

Engagements have included recitals for St. George’s, Brandon Hill, Leeds International Concert Series, Hampstead and Highgate Festival, North Wales International Music Festival, Bryn Terfel’s “Faenol Festival” alongside Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland, Shrewsbury Cathedral, Fishguard Music Festival, Beaumaris Music Festival, Criccieth Music Festival (Ensemble in Residence 2004), and numerous concerts for music clubs and societies nationwide.

In addition to a busy recital schedule, they are also dedicated to their education and community work. They have worked for the Yehudi Menuhin Scheme, Live Music Now!, Wigmore Hall Community and Education Department, The Council for Music in Hospitals, Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama giving demonstrations, workshops and concerts to people of all ages throughout the United Kingdom.

The trio’s commitment to both their recital and education work, inspired them to commission a work by the British composer Cecilia McDowall, that would appeal to the audiences in both areas of their work. ‘Century Dances’ was premiered at St George’s, Brandon Hill in 2005 and has been used in the trio’s workshops and concerts ever since, all over the country.

The trio have played for a variety of audiences and clients including guests at Buckingham Palace, St. James, Kensington and Lambeth palaces. At the Houses of Parliament, Lincolns and Grays Inn, The Wallace Collection, Tate Britain, The National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum and for events at The Dorchester, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental hotels in London.

The Thorne Trio recorded their first CD ‘3’ in The Adelina Patti Theatre in Craig Y Nos Castle. The Castle is a Victorian-Gothic country house beside the River Tawe in the upper Swansea Valley and is the former estate of opera singer Adelina Patti. The CD includes works by Mozart, Gershwin and Ibert. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their second CD recorded in 2013. A very exciting project, this CD includes not only the work, Century Dances, written for them by Cecilia McDowall but also the Britten Metamorphoses for solo Oboe and Poulenc’s Clarinet and Bassoon duet.


March 26
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£7 – £25
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