Bridging some classical miles

London Bridge Piano Trio - Music Circle visit
London Bridge Piano Trio - Music Circle visit
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AN evening of Southern comfort is heading here on Friday when the London Bridge Piano Trio (right) perform for Lytham St Annes Music Circle.

The trio, whose name is an affectionate homage to the bridge and station of that name in the City of London and, importantly, reflects, through Frank Bridge, an admiration for the English music of the early 20th Century, which has from the outset formed an important part of the group’s varied repertoire and recordings.

The London Bridge Ensemble from which this trio is drawn made its Wigmore Hall debut in 2005 and has since become firmly established as one of Britain’s most exciting and brilliant chamber groups.

Thomas Gould, one of the leading British violinists of the younger generation, combines a busy solo career with leading orchestras such as Manchester Camerata and Montreal’s McGill Chamber Orchestra; Kate Gould (cello) is a founder member of the Leopold String Trio, which won Royal Philharmonic Society and Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards and performed in major European venues in the ECHO Rising Stars series; Daniel Tong (piano) launched Beethoven Unravelled – lectures and recitals on Beethoven’s piano sonatas – directs Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival and has made concerto appearances in France, Portugal and Sweden.

This concert takes place at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, St Annes at 7.30pm.

Get tickets from Woodlands Gallery in Ansdell, Plackitt and Booth’s Book Shop in Lytham, the Violin Shop in Blackpool or on the door.