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ALBANY TRIO | Violin, Cello and Piano
3 September | 20:00
The Albany Trio is a diverse and innovative British ensemble whose repertoire focuses primarily on works by women composers, both current and historical.
Founded in 2010, the Trio gave their first lunchtime concert on BBC Radio 3 live on International Women’s Day, and more recently performed on In Tune in March 2020. The ensemble was selected as Park Lane Group Young Artists and are also members of the Concordia Foundation. In 2014, the trio was awarded the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, where they curated the inaugural Women in Music festival, which sold out and was featured in The Telegraph.
The trio was awarded the Gwyneth George Prize by the Piano Trio Society and was a finalist in the St-Martin-in-the-Fields International Chamber Music Competition. Versatile and wide-ranging, the trio is an experienced workshop animator, representing Live Music Now and Chamber Music 2000. The ensemble has received scholarships to attend the Prussia Cove International Musicians’ Seminar, Pro Corda and the Dartington International Summer School, as well as studying new works during a winter residency at the Banff Centre in Canada.
Committed to bringing works by women composers to new audiences, Albany regularly collaborates with contemporary composers. They commissioned their fourth trio, a new work entitled The Orchid and its Hunters by Judith Bingham, which was premiered live on BBC Radio 3. Their most recent premiere was the piano trio The Art of Precious Scars by Emma-Ruth Richard, which was performed at Stoller Hall. They have previously premiered works by Charlotte Bray, Judith Weir and Josephine Stephenson, with more commissions planned for the future.