Trio Volant: Thomas Evans clarinet, Bea Hubble oboe, Richard Beards bassoon
Trio Volant was formed in 2010 whilst all the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Trio regularly give formal recitals and lunchtime concerts in and around Manchester and the North West as well as further afield from Wales to Essex! They particularly enjoy the opportunity to perform the lesser known reed trio chamber music repertoire. They are recent winners of the Dorothy Parkinson Award for young outstanding British chamber musicians as well as being selected/recommended artists by Making Music for 2018-2019.
Rossini- Barber of Seville overture
Mozart- Divertiment No.5, K439b
Henri Sauguet- Trio for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon
Beethoven- Trio in C, Op 87
Alexandre Tansman- Trio
Cecelia McDowall- Century Dances
Samples from the programme:
Our Artist-in-residence, Robert Macdonald is well known as a painter and printmaker living at Penpont, near Brecon. In 2007 he was elected chairman of the Welsh Group, the senior association of professional artists in Wales and he became the first president of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales in 2014.
Amongst other notable achievements and accolades, his prints have been purchased for the Print Collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum and other public collections and purchasers of his paintings include the Contemporary Art Society for Wales and the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery. His paintings have been shown in the Royal Academy, London and won prizes in open exhibitions of the Royal Watercolour Society and the national Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Competition. They have also been featured on the cover of books published by the University of Wales Press.