LIBRE PIANO TRIO
6.00pm BST / 19h CET
AVAILABLE UNTIL SUNDAY 11th 6pm BST
Programme : DVORAK Piano Trio n°4 in E minor ”Dumky Trio” / MENDELSSOHN Trio in D minor opus 49.
After the tremendous success of February’s concert the Libre Piano Trio invites you to join them on their next musical journey. Immerse yourself in the fantasy and joie de vivre of works by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Based in London, this trio is comprised of highly acclaimed and experienced soloists.
Enjoy a live performance full of energy, spontaneity and passion taking place in a real concert environment coming directly to your home. The concert will be streamed live and available for 24 hours (until Sunday 11th, 6pm BST).
Piano Trio n°4 in E minor, Opus 90, B.166
I. Lento maestoso — Allegro quasi doppio movimento
II. Poco adagio — Vivace non troppo — Vivace
III. Andante — Vivace non troppo — Allegretto
IV. Andante moderato — Allegretto scherzando — Quasi tempo di marcia
VI. Lento maestoso
Trio in D minor, Opus 49
I. Molto Allegro ed agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato
Libre Piano Trio
The Libre Piano Trio are delighted to be performing together again this evening. Eleanor, Urška and Irina met whilst performing the quintet version of Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.1 in September 2020 and formed to explore the extensive trio repertoire together. Based in London, the trio is comprised of highly acclaimed and experienced soloists. Their launch concert was livestreamed in February 2021 by the Europik Music Festival and was broadcast to global audience.
Eleanor Percy (violin) attended Trinity College of Music where she studied as a scholar with Nona Liddell and later was invited to return as a Junior Fellow. She has given solo performances at leading international venues including the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg, Smetana Hall in Prague and the Coliseum in Porto. In the UK, she has appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall and Barbican and has performed as the soloist in concertos by Bach, Mozart, Bruch, Saint-Saens and Brahms. Eleanor performs internationally with pianist Irina Lyakhovskaya; they have given numerous recitals at the Wigmore Hall and their work has been broadcast on BBC television and radio. They have also featured on Classic FM and recorded the complete Mozart sonatas for the Melodiya label. Eleanor has worked with many orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly at St Martin in the Fields, frequently appearing as leader and soloist.
Urška Horvat (cello) is a versatile award-winning chamber, solo and orchestral musician. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes from national and international competitions. Urška has appeared in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. James’s Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, King’s Place, St. John’s Smith Square, Southbank Centre, London Coliseum, Flagey (Belgium), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany). Urška has been invited as a soloist and a chamber musician to participate in various festivals, such as prestigious Trondheim Chamber Music Festival (Norway), Davos Festival (Switzerland), Les Sons Intensifs (Lessines, Belgium), Seeklang Hergiswil (Switzerland), “I Giardini della Filarmonica” in Rome, Virenze Concerts Series (Netherlands), Festival Lent (Maribor, Slovenia), Autumn International Fest Hyderabad in India. After winning Trinity Laban Soloists’ Competition 2016, she had the opportunity to perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto at Cadogan Hall. She is proud to be a Concordia Foundation Artist and a part of Live Music Now supported by Yehudi Menuhin. She is playing on the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana copy made by Robin Aitchison in 2019.
Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano) is a highly regarded pianist performing as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She has given many performances at leading international venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Smetana Hall and Porto Coliseum and at concert clubs and festivals across the UK.
Irina has recorded the complete Mozart sonatas with violinist Eleanor Percy for the Melodiya label as well as sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev for the IMLab label. As a concerto soloist, she has performed works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Skryabin and Rachmaninov. She lives in London and is a faculty member at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Born in St Petersburg, she studied with Alexander Sandler at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and with John Bingham in London.