Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 8pm

Haydn – Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV:27

Parry – Piano Trio no. 1 in E minor

Beethoven – Piano Trio in B flat major, op 97 ‘Archduke’

The Leonore Piano Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists, Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton. Originally under the umbrella of Ensemble 360, their trio performances were met with such an enthusiastic response that they decided to form a piano trio in their own right. Known for their ‘knuckle-whitening abandon and panache’, these popular artists always lay their virtuosity entirely at the service of the music.

Between one of Haydn’s last trios, written in London in the 1790s and Beethoven’s last trio, the ‘Archduke’, of 1811, the novelty of the Leonore’s programme is Hubert Parry’s first trio. Written in 1878 when the young Parry had just abandoned the insurance industry for the life of a professional musician, the trio is brimming with attractive melodies and culminates in an energetic rondo.

“played with all the characteristics of classical style; elegance, clarity, crispness… as Horton sparkled his way through the virtuoso piano part… an expansive lush sound where Nabarro and Rosefield created a lovely blend and balance” WAIKATO TIMES