Sunday 15th December 2013
It was lovely to return to St Dunstan’s to record in its beautiful acoustic once again. A big thank you to Kazu for being so wonderful
Friday 13th December 2013
Took a lovely trip to the coast today to play for Studio Music, Brightlingsea. We were extremely well looked after by Colin and had a full house for the intimate concert in the evening.
Friday 29th November 2013
As you can see the website is finally up and running again!
We have a concert coming up on Friday 13th December in Brightlingsea so hope to see some of you there.
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Thank you to Viv and Jocelyn for a thoroughly enjoyable concert at the Open University today.
Thursday 1st August 2013
Thank you to the Stretton Festival for having us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in beautiful Shropshire and were thrilled to see such a good turnout.
We also met MEP Phil Bennion
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Today we gave an educational workshop at Bute House School, Hammersmith. The girls were all very well behaved and asked excellent questions. Let’s hope we’ve inspired some future reed players.
Monday 4th February 2013
We were really excited to be asked by the London Chamber Music Society to play at Kings Place yesterday. What a fantastic venue! We had a lovely audience and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Tuesday 1st January 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
Saturday 6th October 2012
After nine years in the clarinet saddle, it is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to bow out of The Marylebone Trio. It’s not been an easy decision but a forthcoming (or not so!) PhD thesis and other commitments mean it’s time to move on. I’m so pleased that fantastic clarinettist Helen James will be taking over the mantle. And I’m thrilled to be going out on a two-gig day this Wednesday 10th October, with a concert at Bucks WI playing some of my favourite lighter numbers, followed by our third return visit to St. Mary’s Perivale in Ealing. At Perivale we’ll be joined by Viv McLean on piano and Jocelyn Lightfoot on horn to perform a gorgeous piece I’ve dreamed of playing for years, Mozart’s quintet for piano and wind. Our rehearsal this morning was so enjoyable that I know it’s going to be one of our best concerts.
What are some of the highlights of my nine memorable and fun-filled years with the trio? Well, “losing” the ship on a cruise to St. Petersburg, getting locked into a village hall before one of our very first gigs and trying to entertain thirty 10-year olds with one member of the trio (who will remain nameless!) stuck on the M25 are up there with the most nail-biting. I’ve also loved all our jaunts to various corners of the British Isles in the “triomobile” (generally Jemma’s car), from Bridport to Bude, Kimbolton to Kilkhampton, the Isle of Wight to Warwick, in venues varying from tiny churches, private dining rooms and barns, to universities, tennis clubs, train stations and stately homes. In fact, we’ve achieved my ambition of playing in every county south of the M6 so I consider my job done… And of course I’ll miss our jovial rehearsals, held in Royal Academy of Music practice rooms and parents’ living rooms to start with, graduating to sitting on cardboard boxes in newly rented flats and lately overlooking Alex’s burgeoning vegetable plot. Not to mention the tea and cake breaks (with some fabulous home-made provisions from our concert hosts), fish and chip suppers on the beach, to emergency service station breakfasts. Musically speaking (lest I give the impression it has all been a series of holidays), I will most sorely miss playing “my favourite” slow movements of the Mozart, Beethoven and Maros; two inventive and idiomatic additions to the trio repertoire commissioned from Richard Peat and Alex Silverman; and our extensive Eastern European collection (courtesy of Trinity College Professor Stephen Nagy who spotted us in our early days at a Macmillan Nurses’ largest coffee morning event at the glamorous location of Brent Cross Shopping Centre).
So it just remains for me to hereby bequeath the complete and unedited scrap books to The Marylebone Trio, thank Jemma and Alex for all the good times, and wish them and Helen all the best for a successful second decade…
Monday 24th September 2012
We were very pleased to be asked to play at the 1901 Arts Club on Saturday as part of the London Open House event, and even more so to see the room full for both of our short performances. It’s a beautiful, intimate and friendly venue and we hope to make it back there again in the future. And the lovely Konditor & Cook brownies were very much appreciated too! We’re now busy rehearsing the Mozart quintet for our concert with pianist Viv McLean at St Mary’s Perivale on 10th October. It’s going to be a great concert so do come along and see us!
Sunday 3rd June 2012
Once again we were well looked after at our concert at The Barn, Carlton on Friday. This time by Mr and Mrs Tusting. We thoroughly enjoyed the concert and were extremely pleased to find it was almost sold out!
Monday 14th May 2012
The concerts on Friday and Sunday seemed to be a real success. We want to say a huge thank you to the Beale family at West Lodge Park for putting us up and looking after us so wonderfully.
15th September 2011
Although it is over a year away, we now have an exciting concert planned for 10th October 2012. We will be performing the Mozart and Beethoven piano and wind quintets with guest pianist Viv McLean. Keep checking our concerts page for more details and how to book tickets. The last concert we did with Viv on 31st August 2011 was a sell-out so book your tickets early!
1st September 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3rd concert at St Mary’s Church, Perivale last night and sharing the stage with the acclaimed pianist Viv McLean, meant it was of course a sell-out!
“It was an excellent concert, with attractive and varied repertoire, immaculate playing and very good rapport with the audience, who were most appreciative. We will certainly be wanting a repeat performance”
29th July 2011
Don’t forget our next concert, which is at St Marys’ Perivale on 31st August, 7.30 – free with retiring collection. We will be sharing the concert with the excellent pianist Viv McLean, last spotted playing Rhapsody in Blue with LCO at Symphony Hall a couple of weeks ago!
28th July 2011
We are very excited about the cruise we will be playing on from 2nd-12th August. It will take us to Norway and Sweden, where we will encounter the annual Tall Ships race and then on to Edinburgh for the Royal Tattoo.
15th March 2011
We are all looking forward to playing at The Oak Barn Wedding Fair on Sunday. We can be seen, and heard, playing for the fashion shows, with other mini interludes throughout the day!
13th January 2011
Thank you to all those that attended our concert at Langton’s Hall last night and for all the lovely feedback we received.
Regarding the numerous enquiries for a CD, we hope we might get this produced within the year, so please watch this space…!
3rd January 2011
After a food fuelled Christmas we are all very much looking forward to starting off the year with some exciting recitals. Next Wednesday 12th January, we have an evening concert at Langton’s Hall in Hornchurch, Essex. Ours is one in a series of concerts entitled ‘Music for a Winter’s Night’. We are lucky enough to be in the same series as Emma Kirkby! The hall is a restored oak-panelled hall in a Georgian stately home and should be a wonderful setting for chamber music.
Later in the week, Sunday 16th, we will be giving a performance at The Hurlingham Club, a private members club in Fulham, which set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds and recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs.
1st January 2011
Happy New Year from The Marylebone Trio!
14th October 2010
We’re all looking forward to going back to give a recital at Theydon Bois again today, after being so warmly welcomed last year.
25th September 2010
Yesterday we played at the Dorchester Hotel for the African Revival charity masquerade ball. We had a great time and loved wearing our masks!
30th August 2010
We had a great time at the Wenlock Winds Woodwind Weekend and would like to thank all the students for making our job so easy and enjoyable!
Hope to see you all next year!
20th February 2010
Thank you to everyone at The Old School for making us feel so welcome.