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Chamber Music Competition 2014: Finalists announced

News St Martin – Talking Points

Tuesday 11 March 2014

After three brilliant semi-finals on 3, 4 and 7 March, St Martin-in-the-Fields is delighted to announce that the Albany Piano Trio, Aurea Quartet and Quintabile Brass Ensemble will be performing in the final of the Chamber Music Competition 2014.

The final takes place on Tuesday 25 March at 7.00pm. See further details and book tickets here.

The Albany Piano Trio (Pippa Harrison, piano; Gemma Sharples, violin; Verity Evanson, cello)  is a thriving, dynamic ensemble whose repertoire focuses on works by female composers – both current and historic – alongside the traditional canon of pieces in the established piano trio repertoire. The trio are the current recipients of the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship of the Royal College of Music.

The Aurea Quartet (Gongbo Jiang, violin; Wen Wang, violin; Christine Anderson, viola; Abby Hayward, cello) are based in Glasgow, and comprise four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. During their first year performing together, they achieved joint first prize at the 2011 Cavatina Intercollegiate Quartet Competition in London, and recently represented the RCS on a tour of China.

The Quintabile Brass Ensemble (Stephen Peneycad, trumpet; Sam Kinrade, trumpet; Emily Allen, french horn; Katherine Hart, trombone; Edward Leech, tuba) is one of London’s leading brass quintets. Formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2007, they have performed at many prestigious events, including a recital for HRH Duke of Edinburgh and recordings for the BBC. They are also proud to be part of the Live Music Now scheme.

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition highlights the best of today’s young talent working in the art form, and is held in conjunction with Making Music UK. More details about the competition.