The Marylebone Trio, is a classical woodwind trio formed in 2003 by postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then the trio has given a large number of recitals to appreciative audiences around the UK, including appearances at music festivals in Deal, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon; numerous music societies; recital series at the National Portrait Gallery, Quay Arts (Isle of Wight), Brighton College, Cambridge University and UCL and are often invited back to give further performances. The trio recently reached the finals of the Tunnell Trust chamber music competition. The Marylebone trio has performed recitals on board cruise ships, travelling to countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Norway and Russia. They also provide music for weddings and corporate events and have played at a garden party in the presence of HRH Prince Edward, the Dorchester Hotel for a masquerade ball and in the unusual setting of Marylebone Station for the launch of a new Chiltern Railways service. The trio's repertoire is wide and varied, including music by Mozart and Beethoven, several gems from 20th-Century France, Britain and Eastern Europe, many of which are inspired by folk songs. The trio are constantly expanding their repertoire, and in 2009, commissioned two young British composers to fashion contemporary responses to Eastern European folksongs.
The trio has a wide range of experience of education work, from concerts to introduce the instruments to primary-age children through to working with specialist musicians at a performing arts college. The trio has also run its own successful chamber music course in Shropshire for several years, working with both children and adults, and worked with chamber groups in schools. With two of the three instruments on the ‘endangered species’ list, we feel it is more important than ever to take our music out into schools to encourage the performers and audiences of the future. If you run an education, coaching or outreach programme, please talk to us to find out how we can fit in to this. All three players have been CRB checked and are qualified, experienced teachers.
‘This was a delightful concert. The trio was formed in 2003 and since then their careers seem to have gone from strength with performances throughout the world. It was easy to see/hear why!’
Donald Hollins (Gloucestershire Gazette), Music at Westonbirt
"Thank you all for giving us such a memorable concert on Saturday. It was a brilliant performance and very much appreciated. I was very pleased that you attracted such a large audience, to get so many people was excellent and a reflection on our audience’s expectations which you met in spades."
David Ford, Yatton Music Society
"The trio were totally professional, played excellently and established a good rapport with the audience. We all really enjoyed their performance."
Anne Green, Open University concerts organiser