37. Young Musicians Series

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Tuesday 2 July 2024

2:00 pm

3:15 pm

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London-based Paddington Trio is already a winner of several competitions. The Finnish violinist, Irish cellist and American pianist founded their Trio four years ago and are building a reputation for their exuberant energy. Haydn’s so-called Gypsy Trio is perhaps the first well-known piano trio though it is but one of around forty other Trios that he wrote. Its fame rests on the crazy presto Hungarian finale.

Sam Perkin's "Freakshow" has been performed over twenty times worldwide. It is an emotionally wide-ranging exploration of the stars of “The Sideshow”. At times macabre and at times joyful, it is an intriguing suite of curiosities.

Shostakovich wrote his Second Piano Trio in 1944 in memory of a young composer friend, Benjamin Fleyschman, who had been killed in the War. Soon after his great friend Ivan Sollertinsky died of a heart attack, so the Trio was also for him. The slow movement is a heartrending funeral march for his two friends and for all the millions of wartime dead, both then and now.

Admission: €7

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All works performed by Paddington Trio

Composer Work
Haydn Piano Trio in G major 'Gypsy' Hob.XV:25
Sam Perkin Freak Show
Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67
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