St Bride's: Music - Vóreios Trio

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St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Vóreios Trio

Tuesday, 25 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Vóreios Trio

Xiaowen Shang – piano
Russell Coates – oboe
Olivia Palmer-Baker – bassoon

Madeline Dring

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Keyboard (1986)

1. Dramatico: Allegro Moderato e Deciso

2. Dialogues

3. Allegro con brio

André Previn

Vocalise for Soprano, Cello and Piano
(arr. for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano)

Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon (1994)

1. Lively

2. Slow

3. Jaunty

The Vóreios Trio perform with purpose. An innovative, newly-formed group, they look to explore music from the depths of history until modern day, using the unconventional instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon and piano. As well as performing from the existing repertoire, the Vóreios trio are especially interested in commissioning new works, and performing original arrangements, breathing new life into exceptional music conceived for other instrumentations and establishing a canon of repertoire for many more performers and audiences alike to enjoy.

The Vóreios trio consists of oboist Russell Coates, bassoonist Olivia Palmer-Baker, and pianist Xiaowen Shang, who met as current students at the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. Although recently established, Vóreios have already performed in major recital series in London such as St-Mary-le-Bow and at the Royal College of Music, and they will perform at St Giles-in-the-Fields on the 28th later this week. This coming summer they will make their first performance out of London, on an invitation to perform at the Petworth Festival in July. The group's members have also performed as a soloist in prestigious locations including Wigmore Hall, the Bloomsbury Festival and the Festival Internacional de Santander.

The Vóreios Trio are excited to be collaborating with three young composers - Ellen Drewe, William Gherman and Noah Max - and future concerts will feature the world premieres of three pieces written for them. Vóreios are honoured to perform in St Bride's 2020 recital series.

The Vóreios Trio perform with purpose. An innovative, newly-formed group, they look to explore music from the depths of history until modern day, using the unconventional instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon and piano. As well as performing from the existing repertoire, the Vóreios Trio are especially interested in commissioning new works and performing original arrangements, breathing new life into exceptional music conceived for other instrumentations. The Trio consists of oboist Russell Coates, bassoonist Olivia Palmer-Baker, and pianist Xiaowen Shang. Vóreios have already performed in established recital series in London such as St-Mary-le-Bow and at the Royal College of Music; they will also play at St Giles-in-the-Fields on the 28th later this week and at the Petworth Festival in July.