Martin Roscoe – Piano
Fenella Humphreys – Violin
Jessica Burroughs – Cello
The Roscoe Piano Trio was originally formed for a performance celebrating the life of Peter Cropper, a much loved artist who is sadly missed at our festival. Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists, renowned for his versatility at the keyboard and equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. He is joined by Fenella Humphreys, winner of BBC Music Magazine’s 2018 Instrumental award, and Jessica Burroughs, principal cellist with Opera North.
The evening begins with one of thee Haydn Trios dedicated to Rebecca Shroeter, his pupil and close friend. The lightness and brilliance of Mendelssohn’s writing is always uplifting, even when he’s writing in a minor key, and will be sure to take us into our interval on a high. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s popular classic, the “Archduke” Trio, named after his pupil and main patron.
HAYDN Piano Trio in A, Hob. XV/18
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 “Archduke”