TRMS Upcoming Concerts

Wednesday, 10.05.2017

Ashley Fripp Solo Piano

  Ashley Fipp  


British pianist Ashley Fripp frequently appears as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls, having performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. Recent highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie Cologne, Bozar (Brussels), the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Cité de la musique (Paris), Hamamatsu City Concert Hall (Japan), the Megaron (Athens), Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Gulbenkian Auditorium (Lisbon) and the Konserthus (Stockholm).

He studied locally to Rickmansworth at the Purcell School and in 2004 won the Three Rivers Young Musician of the Year Competition. Since then, he has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition, Semi-Finalist Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition, The Worshipful Company of Musicians' Prince's Prize, the Keyboard Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and 3rd Prize at the Concours Européen de Piano (France). He was chosen as a 'Rising Star' by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), and has also performed in the Chipping Campden, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath and City of London Festivals as well as the Festival Pontino di Musica (Italy). A frequent guest on broadcasting networks, Ashley has appeared on BBC television and radio, Euroclassical, Eurovision TV and the national radio stations of Hungary, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Portugal. He has collaborated with a variety of well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, James Judd, Vasily Petrenko, Robertas Šervenikas, Hilary Davan Wetton, Jonathan Bloxham and Peter Stark.


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Ashley Fripp recently graduated with a Masters degree and Artist Diploma, both with distinction, from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied with Ronan O'Hora and frequently with Richard Goode. The Guildhall School also awarded him the Premier Prix and Lord Mayor's Prize. He is currently studying with Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy) and simultaneously undertaking doctoral studies into the piano music of Thomas Adès at the Guildhall School.

Ashley Fripp's CD recording of both Chopin Piano Concertos is available on the Spektral Records label.

Thomas Adès, composer, pianist and conductor
“Ashley Fripp is a genuine virtuoso, an astoundingly brilliant and masterly pianist, and his total grasp of the music is a joy to hear”

New York Times
“Disarmingly precocious”

Birmingham Post
“Ashley Fripp is a pianist of formidable intelligence. Add to that a fearless, loose-limbed technique and a prodigious memory...and you have a young talent which needs to be taken very seriously indeed”

Musical Opinion
“...This was an amazing reading, gripping, sensuous and full of colour and flavour. Listen out for Fripp in the future; I certainly will

Rheinische Post
"Sometimes breathtakingly fast, sometimes as slowly as a narrator telling his story in the moment, sometimes folksy and temperamental, sometimes lyrical, yet always with picturesque phrasing, he brought the little pieces to life with exquisite class."

Mittelbayerische Zeitung
“A master of restraint... he allowed Chopin's arabesques to effervesce weightlessly”

Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at 7.30 PM
A 20 minute Pre-Concert talk will begin at 7.00 PM

J. S. Bach (1685-1750) English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953) Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14


C. Debussy (18621918) Images, Book 1
F. Chopin (1810-1849)
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
Four Mazurkas, Op. 24
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22

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Thursday, 15.06.2017

Symphonia Academica

Symphonia Academica

Symphonia Academica aims to create exciting concerts and exhilarating educational projects, bringing together a dynamic group of musicians from many areas of the professional classical music world. With this ensemble, you won’t find a constant churning out of repeated ideas, but more innovative offerings of a unique and fulfilling nature – for the audience and performer alike.

It takes a special kind of project to bring them together.  Take for example Mahler’s 4th Symphony, condensed for soprano and 12 players. A rare treat to play and hear and a stunning way to bring one of the greatest symphonies – by one of the greatest composers – into your town.

The key people behind this ambitious and exciting organisation are -

David Beaman

  David Beaman  
Conductor David Beaman was appointed principal conductor of Symphonia Academica in 2003. He has also conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra Strings, King's Chamber Orchestra, the Endellion Winds as well as commercial sessions for television, radio and cinema. He has on a number of occasions directed the chorus and orchestra at Greenbelt Festival in many and varied works such as Mozart Requiem and Holst The Planets. Other choirs he has directed include the Aylesbury Festival Chorus, the University of Luton Choir and the Redbourn Festival Chorus which he helped create in 2010.
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Peter Bussereau

  Peter Bussereau  

Artistic Director and Leader Peter Bussereau was awarded the silver medal at the Guildhall School of Music for gaining the highest marks for his diploma recital whilst also studying for a Mathematics degree at Royal Holloway College, University of London, where he performed his last concert as a student of the latter by playing the Brahms Violin Concerto.   Shortly afterward he took up a position with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and subsequently moved to the BBC Concert Orchestra,where he is currently a Principal Violinist.

In September 2007 Peter was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree from the new University of Bedfordshire-the first degree awarded by this new university- for his services to music in Bedfordshire.

The details of this concert are still being put together.

Watch the space.

Thursday, 15th June 2017- TO BE CONFIRMED
Pre-Concert talk begins at 6.30 PM
The Concert begins at 7.30 PM
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at a venue in Chorleywood which is being finalised. Look out for the details on this website pages.

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Saturday, 29.07.2017

Uday Bhawalkar


TRMS is proud to bring Indian Classical music to Rickmansworth and present Uday Bhawalkar - an internationally renowned proponent of Dhrupad style of Indian Classical Music. He not only regularly performs in London and elsewhere in Europe but also comes every summer to train aspiring musicians in the Dhrupad Music Society, UK in London the Dhrupad style of Indian Classical Music. Uday Bhawalkar will sing from his repertoire of Indian evening ragas in Dhrupad tradition.

Details of his programme are being put together; so watch this space.

Thursday, 29th July 2017

The Concert begins at 7.30 PM
There is NO Pre-Concert talk for this concert.
Uday Bhawalkar, himself, will introduce each of his raga performances

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