St Bride's: Music - The London Panufnik Trio

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The London Panufnik Trio

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The London Panufnik Trio

Konstancja Smolorz – violin
Edward Deakins – cello
Michael Lan – piano

F Schubert

Piano Trio in B flat major, op. 99

  i. Allegro moderato

 ii. Andante un poco mossso

iii. Scherzo - Allegro

iv. Rondo - Allegro vivace

The London Panufnik Trio was formed in 2016 at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has given performances across the UK and Europe in such venues as St John's Smith Square and Milton Court in London as well as the Silesian Philharmonic Hall in Katowice, Poland. Recently, the Trio was invited to take part in the Tunnell Trust's Music Coll, and also performed at the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival 2018, where they worked with Daniel Tong and Pascal Nemirovski. The Trio is currently working regularly with Levon Chilingirian and Caroline Palmer, and they have participated in masterclasses with Ralph Gothóni, Wolfgang Redik and members of the Endellion Quartet and Gould Piano Trio.

Konstancja Smolorz is studying with Levon Chilingirian at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and has had the pleasure of working with great violinists including Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Jennifer Pike, Frederick Eichhorn, Boris Kucharsky and Alfredo Garcia Serrano amongst others. Konstancja is a laureate of numerous prizes in many competitions, including top prizes in the London and Paris editions of the Grand Prize Virtuoso International, and 3rd Prize in the International 'Young Paganini' Violin Competition 2014. As a soloist, she performed several times with the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic and recorded 'Faust Fantasy' by Henryk Wieniawski as part of the 'Europa Ante Portas' project. She has also performed at the Barbican Concert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall and LSO St Luke's.

Edward Deakins began his studies at the age of eight and is currently in his final year of undergraduate studies with Tim Lowe at the Guildhall School. He has participated in masterclasses with Louise Hopkins, Johannes Goritzki, Robert deMaine, Andrew Shulman and Adrian Brendel. Edward has regularly performed in festivals across Yorkshire, and won the 'Young Musician of the Festival' award at the Harrogate Competitive Festival. Edward has given recitals in London including a D'Addario Strings Scholar's concert at Charlton House. Edward has performed alongside members of the Aurora Orchestra at the BBC Proms and recent highlights include appearances as principal cello in King's Place and Milton Court for the London International Guitar Festival. As an orchestral musician, Edward has performed at all the major London music venues and for BBC Radio and Television.

Michael Lan is currently in his final undergraduate year at Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Philip Jenkins. Michael's concert appearances have taken him across the UK and Europe at venues such as the V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire Grand Hall in Tbilisi, the Gläserner-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, and Milton Court, Steinway Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and St James's Piccadilly in London. Michael has made concerto appearances with Southern Pro Musica, the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the RGS Symphony Orchestra. Michael has participated in masterclasses with Richard Goode, Peter Frankl, Artur Pizarro, Anne Queffélec and Martin Roscoe amongst others. He is grateful for the support of Talent Unlimited and the Guildhall School Trust.

The London Panufnik Trio was formed in 2016 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The Trio has given performances across the UK and Europe in venues such as St John's Smith Square and Milton Court in London, and the Silesian Philharmonic Hall in Katowice, Poland. Recently, the Trio was invited to take part in the Tunnell Trust's Music Coll and were also invited to perform at the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival 2018, where they worked with Daniel Tong and Pascal Nemirovski. The Trio currently receives coaching from Levon Chilingirian, and Caroline Palmer. During their time together, they have participated in masterclasses with Ralf Gothóni, Wolfgang Redik and members of the Endellion Quartet and Gould Piano Trio.