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Stradivarius Trio
Thursday 27 June 2019, 07:30pm

The Plough at Torrington

Summer Concert Series 2019


Thursday 27th June 7.30pm

at St Michael and All Angels


Stradivarius Piano Trio

Stradivarius Trio

Maria Marchant,  An award winning British pianist. Maria Marchant is much in demand as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician since giving her Wigmore and Southbank debuts to critical acclaim. She performs regularly in prestigious venues in the UK and abroad and has performed for numerous festivals, music societies and Radio 3 broadcasts.  Recent concerto appearances include concerts with the Bernardi Chamber Ensemble and European Union Chamber Orchestra.  Maria is a passionate advocate of British music and is delighted to be pianist-in-residence at the Shipley Arts Festival.   

Jonathan Few started playing the cello aged six and as a teenager attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He then went to study at the Royal College of Music winning a number of chamber music prizes. He continued studying at UCLA the Banff Center and then the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf with Johannes Goritzki. Since 2004 he has been a freelance player touring with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe, the USA and Asia. Jonathan has also worked as a principal player in the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the Wexford Opera Festival. He formed the Piano Trio Triptych with Pianist Ruth Herbert and recorded for the British Film Institute. He has been playing for the Shipley Festival since 2001 and has performed with the Stadivari Trio for the last three seasons. 

Andrew Bernardi graduated from Leeds University and was the Lebel Scholar leading all the Orchestras at Trinity College of Music. He has progressed to become one of England’s most versatile and successful violinists. He regularly performed with The Royal Philharmonic and the London Concert Orchestra whilst forming Bernardi Music Group.  He was greatly inspired by teachers John Ludlow,  the late CBE Hugh Bean CBE and Lord Yehudi Menuhin.  In 2014 Andrew lead the acquisition of the 1696 Stradivarius bought by ‘the English violinist who leads a British Music Festival.’


Tickets from the Plough Box Office -  £12 Full     £10 Supporters/Series    £2 Under 18s

The Plough Summer Concert Series is promoted by Young Musicians Support an activity of Dartington North Devon Charitable Trust Reg No 1142258