PHOENIX PIANO TRIO
Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat major, Hob.XV:30
Ireland: Piano Trio No. 3 in E major
Brahms: Piano Trio in B major, Op 8
Continuing with stringed instruments, but with the addition of a piano, we welcome the highly acclaimed Phoenix Piano Trio in February. Formed in 2010, and with a growing reputation for excellence in chamber music, they are made up of violinist Jonathan Stone, cellist Christian Elliott and pianist Sholto Kynoch, who is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival. Their programme includes one of Haydn's most popular chamber works and Brahms's first, highly emotive piano trio, written in the year that his close friend Robert Schumann was committed to an asylum. We also hear a sumptuous work by the oft-underrated but superb English composer John Ireland.