Formed in 2006, the Eblana String Trio consists of three committed chamber musicians, intent on performing the often neglected string trio repertoire. During their time at the Royal Northern College of Music the trio won all the major chamber music prizes, notably winning the 2010 RNCM chamber music award and audience prize for their performance of Britten’s Phantasy Quartet, together with oboist David Curington.
The Trio are current Park Lane Group Artists and recently performed works by Robin Holloway, Joel Rust (world premiere) and Schoenberg to critical acclaim at St John’s Smith Square. In the 2016-17 season the trio look forward to debut performances at both the Wigmore Hall for the Park Lane Group and at the Bridgewater Hall for the Manchester Midday Concerts Society.
Over the past decade the trio have given concerts for music societies and festivals throughout the UK with notable past appearances including Keele Concerts Society, Derby Chamber Music Society, Bollington Chamber Concerts, Holmes Chapel Music Society, MusikFest Goslar (Germany) and the North Norfolk, King’s Lynn, Stratford-upon-Avon and Salisbury Festivals, and have performed live on Radio 3 as studio guests on ‘In Tune’.
The trio are fortunate to have received coaching from many eminent chamber musicians such as Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Hugh Maguire, Robin Ireland and Petr Prause, and have also attended the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove studying with David Waterman. The trio have been invited on a number of occasions to participate in the European Chamber Music Academy, studying with Christoph Richter, Peter Cropper and Hatto Beyerle.
In addition to performing the core string trio repertoire, the trio also has a keen interest in commissioning and performing new music, and in 2014 was delighted to present three separate World Premieres as part of recitals for the Stratford Upon Avon, King’s Lynn, and Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Music Festivals. The trio also regularly collaborates with other musicians to form a larger ensemble with highlights including performances of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht for the Birmingham Conservatoire Music Festival and Schubert’s Trout Quintet for Derby Chamber Music Society. From 2013 until 2015 the Eblana String Trio were Junior Fellows in chamber music at Birmingham Conservatoire, a post which encompassed performing, studying and teaching whilst acting as ambassadors for the Conservatoire. The trio are now visiting tutors in Chamber Music at Birmingham Conservatoire.