The Pirani Trio
The Pirani Trio
Francesca Moore-Bridger – French Horn
Alexandra Reid – Violin
Timothy End - Piano
The Pirani Trio was founded in 2006 by three postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The group aims not only to consolidate the standard Horn Trio repertoire but also to encourage new compositions and to explore less well-known Trios which have been rarely performed.
All three members held scholarships at the Royal Academy of Music and all graduated with Distinction in 2008. Whilst studying at the Academy the group gave frequent concerts and received coaching from eminent musicians such as Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins and Julius Drake. As well as winning the Academy’s Max Pirani Trio prize in 2007 they individually won numerous other competitions, including the Dennis Brain Prize, the Delius Prize, the Sir Arthur Bliss Prize, and the Bache Fund Prize.
In the world of Chamber Music Horn Trios are surprisingly under-represented. The Pirani Trio aims to redress the balance by working with contemporary composers to expand the repertoire with new compositions for Horn Trio.
The Pirani Trio gives frequent recitals, most recently appearing in London (Traveller’s Club, Pall Mall and Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley), Bristol, Aylesbury, Cambridge, Hertford and Maidenhead. In 2007 the Trio was invited to perform Berkeley’s Horn Trio, op. 44 at a Memorial concert for Dennis Brain given by the British Horn Society. Since 2007 they have been the musicians in residence at the Festival des Arts de Parisot in France. They have recently been taken on by Chamber Studio at Kings Place - a great new scheme offering coaching and support to aspiring up-and-coming chamber groups. Forthcoming engagements in 2012 include a series of recitals in London.
Don Banks, Horn Trio
Beethoven (Schmalfuss) Trio Es-Dur Op.38 (nach dem Septett Op. 20, Violine, Horn und Klavier)
Lennox Berkeley Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 44
Bourgeois Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 70
Johannes Brahms Trio für Klavier, Violine und Waldhorn, Op.40
Dussek Notturno Concertante, Op.68
Duvernoy Trio No. 1 for Violin, Horn and Pianoforte Duvernoy Trio No. 2 for Violin, Horn and Pianoforte
Wilfred Josephs Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 76
Charles Koechlin, Quatre Petites Pieces
Colin Matthews Time Stands Still
Mozart (Naumann) Trio (nach dem Quintett in Es-Dur KV 407, Violine, Horn und Klavier)
Ethel Smyth Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra (arranged by the composer as Trio for Violin, Horn and Pianoforte)
Hugh Wood Horn Trio, Op.29
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