The Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane look forward to visiting the Stoller Hall in Manchester next month. Their concert on 22nd January will feature works for Piano Trio by Beamish and Shostakovich and music for Clarinet and Electronics by Boulez, while the full ensemble will perform Huw Watkins’s ‘Four Fables’, written for the group and given its world premiere at the Three Choirs Festival in July of this year.
Tonight’s audience at Church Stretton Festival have a huge treat in store, when they will be able to hear this wonderful new creation from Huw Watkins alongside Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, op. 114 and Schubert Piano Trio no. 2 in E flat major, D. 929
Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio present two concerts as part of the Leeds International Concert Season series, “Russia in Revolution”.
For the first concert on 12 Dec 2017 at 7.30pm they are joined by the renowned Stravinsky and French music expert Peter Hill and will perform music by Stravinsky and Debussy:
On Saturday 24th June, Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio perform at Gregynog Festival at Chirk Castle in a concert linked to this beautiful location's history.
Robert Plane is currently in the USA with the Gould Piano Trio for a two week tour which takes in venues on both the East and West coasts. In Oregon they make return visits to Corvallis and McMinville as well as making their debut in Portland. After another return visit, to the wonderful Trianon Theatre in San Jose, they move East, with concerts in New York, Sharon Connecticut and Washington DC, where Rob makes his debut in the series at the Phillips Collection.
"We mark the centenary of the upheaval of the Russian Revolution with music that spans both sides of this monumental social and cultural earthquake, whilst the ever-popular music of Mendelssohn provides a dazzling thread to bind the festival. With concerts throughout the day, music to please all tastes, and with Corbridge on the doorstep of Hadrian’s Wall Country and the glorious Tyne Valley, why not join us to savour a summer weekend of uplifting chamber music, all heard in the crystal clear acoustics of historic St. Andrew’s Church."
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s own Robert Plane joins forces once again with the distinguished Gould Piano Trio, artists in residence at RWCMD, to explore the extraordinary musical flowering of pre-revolutionary Russia in ‘Twilight of the Tsars’. Programmed over a long-weekend, this festival of chamber music launches the college’s Russia’17 season, which marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
The Guardian, Rian Evans