Le Page Trio - David Le Page (violin), Clare O'Connell (cello) and Viv McLean (piano)
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About the Event
The Le Page Trio comprises three outstanding soloists and chamber musicians with a long history of collaboration, assembling their curational expertise and musical experience. They break boundaries with their unique and inventive programming, presenting the piano trio repertoire in a new light. Their programme will include works by Brahms (Trio in B major), Schoenberg - an arrangement for piano trio of Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht) and Alex Mills’ ‘How Brightly the Universe Shines’.
Born on the channel island of Guernsey, David Le Page began playing the violin at the age of seven. He was offered a place at the Yehudi Menuhin school aged twelve and has since forged a diverse career as a performer, composer, producer and arranger. Le Page's violin playing has a natural, warm tone and an instinctive, improvisatory style, while his eclectic approach to writing, arranging and performing has been formed by an interest in many musical genres; from baroque and folk through to jazz, contemporary classical and experimental rock, pop and electronica. A passion for audience inclusion and a readiness to blur the edges of musical boundaries have contributed to his unique approach to programming. This combines a rare ability to present audiences with something new and challenging whilst allowing them to feel relaxed and engaged.
Clare O’Connell is a cellist who is passionate about playing and curating chamber music. She is a member of the Le Page Trio, Lontano, The Storytellers Ensemble, The Harborough Collective, Loki & Propellor Ensemble and is a regular collaborator with many other chamber music & chamber opera projects. She is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford where she studied Ancient & Modern History followed by postgraduate study at the Royal College of Music & the Hochshule für Künste in Bremen, Germany with internationally acclaimed cellist and teacher Alexander Baillie. She plays on a cello by Stefan Krattenmacher.
Viv McLean attended Chetham’s School of Music following which he studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne. At the Academy he held the Hodgson Fellowship and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 2005. He was winner of the First Prize at the Maria Canals Piano Competition in Barcelona. Viv has performed in all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Viv’s concerto work includes appearances with the RPO, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra of St John’s, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Concert Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Admission on the door: £10 adults / £5 students / Free for children