Mozart – Trio in Eb Major K498 Kegelstatt
Erkki Salmanhaara – Johdanto ja Allegro (1985)
Louise Farrenc – Trio in Eb major opus 44
Masumi Ogura (Clarinet)
Janet Coles (cello)
Nadia Lasserson (piano)
Masumi Ogura is a freelance clarinettist in Tokyo having gained a Master degree of Art form Tokyo University of Fine Arts. She also won the Ataka prize and studied clarinet with Robert Marcellus at North Western University ,USA. She has been visiting Sri Lanka four times a year since 2010, after the Civil War ended in 2009, to teach clarinet, piano and basic knowledge of western music . Many of the students have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as a result of the war and find the music therapeutic.
Janet Coles studied at Trinity College of Music and with Christopher Bunting and Lionel Handy. She has performed concertos in Germany, Holland, Vienna, Esterhaza, Switzerland and in the UK. She has also given solo and chamber music recitals at many venues, from the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room to barns and paddle steamers.
Janet teaches ‘cello and chamber music at Trinity College of Music Junior Department, Westminster Abbey Choir School and at Sherborne Girls’ School.
Manns Memorial Prize winner while a student at the Royal Academy of Music, Nadia is an experienced performer of lieder , chamber music and concertos having recorded the Mendelssohn Concerto for violin and piano and several of the 31 works composed especially for “Piano 40” – a group of four pianists at 2 pianos, which she founded. A festival adjudicator and former Examiner for the Associated Board, Nadia teaches at Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music Junior Departments in London , at JAGS girls school and also runs a private teaching studio in Herne Hill.
A firm believer in the value of ensemble playing for pianists her publication “Piano Neednt Be Lonely” a Guide to over 400 pieces of Chamber Music and Multipiano Repertoire – is now in its third edition. She is the Organising Secretary for EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association), founded by her mother, Carola Grindea 39 years ago.