Jonathan Stone, violin
Christian Elliott, cello
Sholto Kynoch, piano
Haydn Piano Trios
Piano Trio in E-flat Hob. XV/30
Piano Trio in G Hob. XV/25 ‘Gypsy’
Piano Sonata in E-flat Hob. XVI/52
Piano Trio in C Hob. XV/27
Three musicians with independent careers combine to great effect in Phoenix Piano Trio. Pianist Sholto Kynoch is well known to Oxford audiences as the founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning Oxford Lieder Festival; Jonathan Stone is a soloist, orchestral leader and the violinist in the Doric String Quartet, one of Britain’s foremost string quartets; principal cellist with many UK orchestras and also a successful composer, Christian Elliott is a member of the Zehetmair Quartet.
Tonight the Trio’s programme is a tribute to Haydn’s lesser known genre, the jewel-like piano trios, which he composed for private performance and consequently with the freedom to show his true character.
SJE Arts International Piano Series 2017