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Thursday 31 March 2022 Metamorphoses Trio

Programme includes

Bruch: Acht Stücke

Blunt: Two Serenades for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano

Mozart: “Kegelstatt” Trio K498

Loevendie: Metamorph (2020)

Francaix: Trio

The Metamorphoses Trio are a group of world class musicians (clarinet, viola and piano) from USA, Netherlands and Russia. Together they offer a wide range of sounds, colours and music styles. I have nothing but admiration to express for the playing of these three musicians. British-American clarinettist Jean Johnson is nothing short of phenomenal (Fanfare Magazine).

Jean Johnson (clarinet) is an international collaborator in chamber music programs and as such has played in some of world’s finest venues, notably the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts. Jean plays in duo with her husband, pianist Steven Osborne, performing all over the UK, Europe, and America. Notable chamber music festivals include Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City, “Spannungen” Heimbach Germany, ICMS Southbank London, Bath Music Festival, Lammermuir Festival, Hindsgavl Festival Denmark, Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele. Her recording of Brahms and Rozsa Sonatas with Steven Osborne earned high praise from many worldwide publications including the New York Times.

Roeland Jagers (viola) is a passionate chamber musician and was a founding member of the Rubens Quartet, laureate of several international competitions. The quartet enjoyed an active international career for 16 seasons in Europe, the United States and Israel. Roeland performs regularly in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Philharmonie in Berlin. He also appears as a guest in international festivals such as Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Schleswig Holstein (Germany), Larzac (France), Kuhmo (Finland), El Paso Pro Musica, Sitka Music Festival and Indiana University Festival of the Arts (US). Roeland plays a Giovanni Pistucci viola, on loan to him from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in Amsterdam.

Ilona Timchenko (piano) won first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007, fending off strong international competition and winning a contract with Landor Records- her first CD on their label came out in 2009 and was selected for one of the inaugural ‘Outstanding’ accolades in International Record Review in January. She brought a packed audience at England’s Buxton Festival to their feet in July 2008 at her debut recital there and in April 2010 she made her debut at Unione Musicale, one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe. In addition to her solo activities, Timchenko is a keen chamber musician and makes regular appearances at festivals in the Netherlands, Spain, France and Russia alongside artists such as Rivka Golani, Mark Lubotsky, Philippe Graffin, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and Elias Quartet.

For more information about the Metamorphoses Trio visit their website