Wednesday 9 January 2019, 7.30pm
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester
Sophie Rosa violin
Jonathan Aasgaard cello
Ian Buckle piano
J S Bach Sonata in E minor, BWV1023
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 1
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8
Sophie Rosa was a finalist in the 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. She was First Prize winner of the 2008 Lions European Music Competition in Cannes, and was awarded the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2011 Manchester International Violin Competition. She has given recitals in the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall and has played concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Her debut album with pianist Ben Powell, was released in 2016 on the Champs Hill Records label.
Jonathan Aasgaard enjoys a busy concert career, participating in festivals as diverse as Bergen, Evian, Prague, Washington, the Manchester Cello Festival and the BBC Lutosławski Festival. In 1999 he was appointed Principal Cello of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has performed more than 30 works for cello and orchestra with the RLPO. Chamber music collaborations have taken him around Europe, the Middle East, Japan, South Korea and the USA, appearing alongside violinists Nigel Kennedy, Henning Kraggerud and Julian Rachlin, cellists Yo Yo Ma, Christian Poltera and Giovanni Sollima and clarinettist Martin Fröst.
Ian Buckle maintains a varied freelance career working as soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher. He enjoys especially strong relationships with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic having appeared with them as soloist on numerous occasions; and has also played concertos with the Royal Philharmonic, Opera North, Sinfonia Viva and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. He is a member of the piano-and-wind ensembles Zephyr and the Elysnan Horn Trio, and is the director and pianist of Pixels Ensemble. Current CD releases include transcriptions for cello and piano with Jonathan Aasgaard.
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