Thursday May 27 4.0 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
The Zephyr piano trio
Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin)
Ben Tarlton (cello)
Ljubica Stojanovic (piano)
Haydn Piano Trio in C major Hob.XV:27 (20')
Arensky: Piano Trio in D minor Op 32 (30')
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Born in France, Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux is a London-based versatile violinist equally passionate about the solo and chamber repertoire. She began her studies in Montpellier and later entered the Yehudi Menuhin School to study with Natalia Boyarsky. She is now completing a Master's degree at the London Royal College of Music with Alina Ibragimova. She has also participated in numerous masterclasses with world-renowned teachers including Ana Chumachenco, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov, Maxim Vengerov, and András Keller. A keen chamber musician, she recently participated in various chamber music festivals including the Open Chamber Music Seminar in Cornwall, Santander Encuentro Festival, East Neuk Chamber music Retreat, Musethica festivals in Zaragoza and Berlin, Evian festival and Stift Festival in Holland. Charlotte is also first violinist of the Quatuor Conflu-ence, currently artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac foundation in Paris. Her latest appearances included performances at the Wigmore Hall, a BBC Prom as part of the 12 ensemble and Franck Quintet at the Gstaadt festival sharing the stage with Alina Ibragimova, Lawrence Power, Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou. Charlotte en-joys a wide variety of repertoire, and has performed more rarely played works such as Jo-achim Concerto and Bernstein Serenade with the BCO in Budapest. Charlotte's debut album, consisting of solo violin works, was recorded in Champs Hill, August 2020. She is currently playing on a fine Italian violin, kindly loaned to her by the Swiss foundation Boubo Music.
Born in Wales, Ben Tarlton studied with Sharon McKinley and Alexander Baillie before attending the Yehudi Menuhin School to study with Thomas Carroll. He received a Scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Louise Hopkins, kindly supported by Help Musicians UK and The Countess of Munster Trust. He was awarded The Suggia Gift by Help Musicians UK, The David Goldman Award from The Worshipful Company of Musicians and was the recipient of the John Fussell and Raphael Sommer Awards. Ben is a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist and a Yeomen of The Worshipful Company of Musicians; regularly performing for these organisations in major London venues. In 2016, Ben was selected as a Fellow to participate in the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles. In November that year, he performed Schumann's Cello Concerto with The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra for The LSO's Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Semi-Finalists. Ben participated in the masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove in 2017 and has frequently attended The Open Chamber Music Seminar since. Also in 2017, he performed as a soloist in a gala concert at Zurich's Hochschule Der Künste with The Youth Classics Orchestra. Ben has performed in venues and Festivals such as Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, St James's Piccadilly Church, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, Wales Millennium Centre, Cowbridge Music Festival, Casa da Musica in Porto, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Muziekegebouw in Amsterdam and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has played in masterclasses for Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Colin Carr, Raphael Wallfisch, Heinrich Schiff and has had chamber music coaching with Andras Keller, Rita Wagner, Ralf Gothoni, The Takacs Quartet, The Brentano Quartet, The Gould Piano Trio and The Endellion Quartet. Ben is Artistic Director of the Llantwit Major Chamber Music Festival and is assistant teacher to Steffan Morris at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He regularly performs Chamber Music Concerts across Wales for Sinfonia Cymru.
Ljubica Stojanovic started to play piano at the age of 6. She graduated with a Masters from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying with Prof. Caroline Palmer, and subsequently studied on the fellowship programme, with Professor Ronan O'Hora. Her studies were generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust and Guildhall School of Music and Drama's scholarship fund. Ljubica is a 1st prize-winner of over 20 national and international competitions. She is a very active musician who performs regularly as a soloist as well as with European chamber ensembles. Ljubica has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. James's Piccadilly, St. Martin in the Fields, Mozarteum University Hall in Salzburg, Philharmonia Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia,Thonex hall in Geneva, and in Kolarac Hall in Serbia. She has collaborated with the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonia from Wroclav, soloists from Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Serbian Radio Television Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade, and with Nicholas Daniel and Andrew Marriner. In 2015 Ljubica became an artist for the KNS Classical record label in Spain. Ljubica would like to thank Ronan O'Hora, Henning Kraggerud and Christian Petersen for their guidance, inspiration and support.
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