Emily Turkanik, violin • Cameron Smith, cello Madelaine Jones, piano
Venue: Leatherhead Methodist Church Parking: Swan Centre Multi-Storey or Church Street
2017 Season Sponsor: Patricia Morgan Optician
Supported by: Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Trio No 6 in G Major K 564 (1788) 1 Allegro 2 Andante 3 Allegretto
Arvo Pärt (b1935) Fratres (1977 and revisions)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Trio Élégiaque No 1 in G Minor (January 1892)
concert duration: 45-50 minutes
Free Concert, with a retiring collection to cover costs. Tea and coffee will be available after the concert.
Founded in 2014, the Bishop Ensemble is a dynamic trio of young classical musicians, formed of alumni of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Originally founded as a chamber collective, the group has since condensed to a piano trio, which actively performs in various combinations across London and the Home Counties. With a mix of firm favourites and newly composed works in their repertoire, the Bishop Ensemble is passionate about bringing a wealth of different music to its audiences, with spoken introductions for each piece providing the audience with the chance to understand the music from the inside.
Emily Turkanik, violin
Born in Cambridge, Emily Turkanik took up the violin when she moved to Austria at the age of five. Her Polish roots have provided her with numerous opportunities to perform in Poland alongside some outstanding musicians and ensembles, including Maestro Blaszczyk, the principal conductor of the Silesian Philharmonic.
Following her studies at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg under the tutelage of Wonji Kim and Professor Igor Ozim, Emily is now studying with Professor Maciej Rakowski at the Royal College of Music, where she is an RCM Foundation Scholar supported by a Musicians‘ Company Lambert Mentorship. Further important achievements include leading the MusGym Orchestra as concert master in Salzburg’s Großer Saal, participating in the Passauer Festspiele, and performing solo with orchestras in Austria and Poland, in addition to solo performances in Germany, the UK and the USA.
Cameron Smith, cello
Cameron Smith is a recent graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he studied cello under the tutelage of Joely Koos. He is now studying under the guidance of Tim Gill, and currently freelances in and around London playing in various ensembles (including playing experience with the Endellion Festival and English Chamber Orchestras).
Cameron has appeared at venues across London, including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, St John’s, Smith Square and the House of Lords. He is frequently asked to lead orchestral projects in and around London and recent concerts have included work with Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, University of London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Vitae.
Madelaine Jones, piano
Madelaine Jones actively performs as both a solo pianist and a chamber musician, with recent performances at venues including St. John Smith’s Square and St. Lawrence Jewry Church. Alongside her busy performing schedule, Madelaine also composes, with a recent commission for nude pianist premiered in Paris in March 2017, and also the premiere of her new song cycle, Songs of Pimlico. She is currently continuing her studies in piano and composition at the Royal College of Music with Niel Immelman and Errollyn Wallen, and is a prize-winning graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied with Penelope Roskell and Douglas Finch.
Concert at Home
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Our performance of Mozart's Piano Trio No 6 in G major comes from an unexpected place. This is the Albert Long Hall in Istanbul's Boğaziçi University, (Boğaziçi means Bosphorus). The performers are Veriko Tchumburidze, violin, Dorukhan Doruk, cello, and Yunus Tuncalı, piano. They appear under 'Young Musicians on World Stages' a scheme initiated by Güher & Süher Pekinel, which aims to help professionally educated young instrumentalists, to develop and excel in their own unique artistic identities to compete within world standards.
Tasmin Little is the violinist in our chosen performance of one of the versions of Arvo Pärt's Fratres. He revised the 1977 work for various instrumental combinations. To get a feel for what the musicians are doing here's an opportunity to follow the musical score. The pianist is Martin Roscoe:
Our concert finishes with Rachmaninoff's Trio Élégiaque No 1 in G minor. This single movement work is performed here by the Emerald Piano Trio, in Northridge Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas: