Beethoven & Brahms by candlelight: Piano Trios

3rd April 2020 @ 7:30 pm
St James' Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
St. James's, London W1J 9LL
£12-£25 (booking fee applies)
Box office: 0333 666 3366

Natalie Klouda (violin)
Rowena Calvert (cello)
Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)

Beethoven Piano Trio – ‘The Ghost’
Brahms Piano Trio no. 1 in b major op. 8

Two brilliant piano trios by Beethoven and Brahms performed in the heart of London by three of the UK’s leading chamber musicians in the stunning setting of St James’ Church by candlelight.

The West End’s definitive chamber music series continues in 2020 with a season of five concerts showcasing the finest chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series aims to give an exciting new platform for the world’s greatest classical music in a highly accessible format in the heart of London.

This evening’s concert features two of the greatest works in the piano trio repertoire: Beethoven’s “Ghost Trio” takes the lister on an exhilarating journey of beauty and drama, written at the height of the composer’s creative powers. This is contrasted with the heavily romantic Piano Trio in B major, by a young Brahms combining virtuosity with beautiful singing melodies shared between all three instruments

Rowena Calvert is one of the UK’s most dynamic cellists and is artistic director of the Hertord International Chamber Music Series. Natalie Klouda is in great demand as soloist and chamber musician and runs the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first british pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works from memory. One of the UK’s busiest concert pianists, he is Artistic director of The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series.

All Piccadilly Chamber Music Series concerts are hosted by St James’s Church Piccadilly, a spectacular building situated on Piccadilly, designed by the great Sir Christopher Wren. This majestic London landmark, complete with outdoor marketplace, boasts a beautiful acoustic and plays host to one of the capital’s most stunning concert Fazioli pianos. Its location offers an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and hotels enabling the perfect experience to share with your loved ones and friends.