TRMS Upcoming Concerts

Wednesday, 29.11.2017

Solo lunchtime recitals by Purcell School students

1.00pm - 2.00pm


The Purcell School holds a UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture, and in 2016, was made a Fazioli Pianoforti Centre of Excellence.

The School is well-known for nurturing the very best young talent, including three recent BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Lara Melda (2010), Martin James Bartlett (2014), and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award 2016).  Pupils regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally.  Just a few of The Purcell School’s distinguished alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, Nicholas Daniel, Robert Cohen, Julius Drake, Yevgeny Sudbin, Karim Said, Mica Levi, and Jacob Collier.

‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE

This programme will consist of solo recitals by the students of Purcell School.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017

Marcel Grandjany (1891 –1975) - Rhapsodie
Heather Brooks - harp

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S.314
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Les berceaux, op.23/1
Jonathan Dove (b.1959) - Adelaide's aria from The Enchanted Pig
Sophia Jin – voice

Wolfgang Mozart (1756-1791) Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, 1st movt (Allegro)
Serguei Gonzalez Pavlova  – violin

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Sonata in F major, 1st movt
Ibai Pijoan Markaida – cello

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Tarantella
Bradley Ng – piano

Staff Accompanist: Daniel Swain

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Wednesday, 07.02.2018


The Purcell School Students (2)

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The Purcell School Chamber Music

The second in our collaboration with the Purcell School.

The Purcell Chamber Music Academy has been created to give young musicians an opportunity to extend their knowledge of Chamber Music by interacting and playing alongside eminent classical musicians. There course runs roughly once a month on Saturday mornings at The Purcell School during the academic year.

The sessions are led by Charles Sewart, Head of Strings at The Purcell School for Young Musicians. As a member of the Chilingirian Quartet, Charles performed all over the world and since leaving the quartet in 2007, has enjoyed a broad and varied teaching and performing career. There will be a public concert at the end of the year and students will be expected to study and practice between workshops.


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Wednesday, 7th February 2018
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Friday, 16.02.2018

Julian Trevelyan, piano


At the age of sixteen, Julian Trevelyan came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2015 international piano competition (he was awarded the second Grand Prix, no first prize was awarded) – one of the youngest laureates in the history of this prestigious competition. He also won the concerto prize with his performance of Bartók’s third piano concerto. Earlier in 2015, he won second prize and the Mocsari prize at the Ile-de-France international piano competition; and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne. More recently, he was awarded second prize in the 2016 Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Germany.  At the 2017 Kissinger Sommer Festival, Julian was awarded the Luitpold Prize.

   Competition success has resulted in invitations to give concerts in a number of European countries - Switzerland, France, Russia, Poland, Germany and Hungary - during 2016. Highlights included performing Bartók’s third piano concerto in Hungary with the Danubia Symphony Orchestra, and in Russia with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; and two performances of Schumann's piano concerto with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Liu Peng, in Normandy.  Click here to see details of past concerts.

   Julian is now based in Paris, where he studies at the Ecole Normale, supported by a scholarship from the Or du Rhin Foundation. His schedule includes concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany and England.  Click here to see details of forthcoming concerts.

    His repertoire is varied, ranging from Bach to Boulez.  In June 2015, BBC Radio 3 broadcast his live performance of seven of ‘Douze Notations’ by Boulez.  He also appeared as the young Boulez in ‘A Pierre Dream’ at the Snape Festival.  He has performed the ‘Kids Collection’ at St Albans Film Festival, and at the Snape Proms – playing four Chopin études that accompany animated film sequences from ‘Chopin Shorts’.

   He has performed many Beethoven sonatas, and most of the solo piano repertoire by Debussy and Ravel. His modern and contemporary repertoire includes Bartók Out Doors suite, various Ligeti Ètudes, and sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Ullmann.  In November 2016 he gave the world premiere performance of Howards Blake's Snowman Rhapsody, a solo piano concert arrangement of music drawn from the film and stage show.

   Piano is his principal instrument, but he also plays the violin and enjoys chamber music with Pro Corda and MusicWorks. He was a chorister with St Albans Cathedral Choir and then sung as a tenor with Abbey Singers. Julian has been a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians since 2012, where a number of his compositions have been performed. He also enjoys acting.

   Julian is a keen geologist and is studying for a degree with the Open University.

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Friday, 16th February 2018 at 7.30 PM
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Wednesday, 21.03.2018


Walker, Maguire, Butterworth & Halls

The second concert given by this quartet.

The Piano quartet returns to Rickmansworth with Jayne Walker (violin), Anna Maguire (viola), David Butterworth (piano) and Steven Halls (cello) performing Richard Strauss's youthful and stunning piano quartet.

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018
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Date & Venue to be confirmed

The Jubilee Ensemble


A family musical day...

The Jubilee Ensemble consists of Nick Evans-Pughe, the lead with his fellow musicians including John Kane, Jane Kane, David Lewis, Coral Lancaster.

They create a unique fun-filled family music making experience featuring a coffee concert, an afternoon family concert and an evening clarinet quintet concert.

TRMS is hoping to organise this during the Easter Break 2018.

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Wednesday, 09.05.2018

Thomas Bowes, violin

plays solo Bach Partitas & Sonatas

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This will be a wonderful and unmissable event. TRMS is fortunate and proud to have secured time with such a talented musician.

Thomas Bowes is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished violinists – as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and artistic director.   

His concerto work in the UK, Germany and the USA has included performances of the Elgar, Walton, Britten and Szymanowski concertos.  At the invitation of the late Lady Walton, Tom spent three weeks on Ischia studying the history and score of the Walton concerto. His subsequent critically acclaimed recording of the work (along with the Barber concerto) for Signum Classics reveals a special connection to Walton’s music. Thomas_Bowes

Tom undertook an extensive ‘Bach Pilgrimage’ at the end of the 2012/13 season, giving fifty concerts of the unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas of JS Bach in churches across mainland Britain and raising over £20,000 for various charities.  He is currently in the process of recording the works for release in 2016 and also planning a second ‘Pilgrimage’ in Europe.  

Tom’s partnership with his wife, the composer and pianist Eleanor Alberga, has played a significant role throughout his career. As the duo “Double Exposure” they toured extensively across the USA, made a ground-breaking trip to China in 1997 and gave regular performances and broadcasts in the UK.  The Duo established a reputation for adventurous programming and regularly performed commissions and world premieres of American and British composers. 

As an enthusiastic champion of contemporary music, Tom gave the world premiere of Eleanor Alberga’s Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Joseph Swensen. A second Alberga concerto is in the midst of composition and a premiere is planned for the 2017/18 season. 

Chamber music has been a major part of Tom’s artistic life – he was the founding leader of the Maggini Quartet – and since 2003 he has been the Artistic Director of the Langvad Chamber Music Jamboree in northern Denmark.  More recently, with Eleanor Alberga, he founded the music festival Arcadia in north Herefordshire, England.  Central to the ethos of both festivals is to bring fresh, authentic and vibrant music making to local communities and their audiences.

Equally at home in the commercial recording studio, Tom is in great demand as soloist and concertmaster and works closely with many of today’s most eminent film composers and amongst numerous film credits are such hit-movies as the Bond films “Spectre” and “Skyfall”, The Hunger Games trilogy, “The King’s Speech” and “The Da Vinci Code”. Tom is privileged to own and play a violin by one of the great Cremonese makers - a splendid 1659 Nicolo Amati.

Wednesay, 9th May 2018 at 7.30 PM
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Purcell School Students

Students - 29.11.17

Non-members 16.00 6.00
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