Free Lunchtime Concert – The Martin Trio
St Martin’s New Music Series
Debussy – Reverie
Beethoven – Clarinet Trio in B flat op 11
Brahms – Trio in A minor op 114
Jonathan Parkin Clarinet
Daniel Bull Cello
John Paul Ekins Piano
Founded in spring 2012, The Martin Trio is an ensemble of exciting young British performers dedicated to performing refined and stylish interpretations of classic repertoire for this wonderful instrumental combination, as well as introducing audiences to their own arrangements of classical gems. The trio comprises John Paul Ekins (piano), Jonathan Parkin (clarinet) and Daniel Bull (cello). The trio gave a successful debut performance as part of the Waterloo festival during summer 2012.
After graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2009, John Paul Ekins was awarded a scholarship by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Charles Owen, where he graduated with Master of Performance (Distinction) in 2011. He is establishing a reputation for his stylish and engaging performances and he has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, both as recitalist and concerto soloist. Clarinettist Jonathan Parkin also attended the RCM, and is now establishing himself as and up and coming young clarinettist on the British orchestral scene. He is currently on trial for the Co-Principal Clarinet position at English National Opera, for Principal Clarinet No. 2 with Opera North, and he plays regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Jonathan was a wind finalist in the 2011 Royal Overseas League Competition. Cellist Daniel Bull studied first at the Royal Northern College of Music with Eduardo Vassallo, and then won a scholarship to undertake a Masters in Advanced Performance at the RCM in London, studying with Melissa Phelps. He was a member of Southbank Sinfonia during 2010, and now works regularly with the BBC Concert Orchestra.