6.30pm Thursday 26 January 2017
Maggie Cole (Fortepiano)
Kati Debretzeni (Violin)
Sebastian Comberti (Cello)
Tickets in advance: £20 including refreshments.
School children have free entry however please reserve a place.
Please telephone 0141 221 0066 9am - 8pm during weekdays to book
American born, Maggie Cole enjoys an international musical life playing and recording on harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. Resident in England, she is best known through numerous recitals on BBC Radio 3 and appearances at leading British festivals. Abroad, she has performed in venues from Seattle to Moscow, and from Finland to India. In addition to a busy solo career, she enjoys duo partnerships with Nancy Argenta soprano, Michael Chance counter tenor, Mark Padmore, tenor, Philippa Davies flute and Steven Isserlis cello. She also performs frequently with The Nash Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia and the London Mozart Players. Maggie's recordings on Virgin Classics include Bach's Goldberg Variations, Soler Keyboard Sonatas , Poulenc's Concert Champêtre and Boccherini Sonatas with Steven Isserlis. She has also recorded Bach flute sonatas with Philippa Davies and the complete Bach violin sonatas with Catherine Mackintosh.
Kati Debretzeni was born in Transilvania and immigrated to Israel at the age of 15. She studied the modern violin with Ora Shiran in Tel Aviv, and the Baroque violin with Catherine Mackintosh and Walter Reiter in London. Since being one of the leaders of the English Baroque Soloists in Sir J.E. Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in the year 2000, Kati has been asked to guest lead the Sevilla Baroque Orchestra and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Kati has been a member of Florilegium from 2000-2006, giving concerts in the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebow, the Frick Collection etc. Their recordings for Chanel Classics have won numerous awards, the most recent recording (Telemann's Paris Quartets) being nominated for a Gramophone Award. Her research into the work of Heinrich Biber resulted in a CD with the ensemble Ricordo, which has been chosen as Chamber CD of the Month by the Strad.
Kati has taught in various courses in Europe and Israel and is on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Her recent projects include Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Iceland and Poland and performing and recording Bach's Brandenburg concertos with Trevor Pinnock's European Brandenburg Ensemble.
Born in London, Sebastian Comberti studied in Italy with Amedeo Baldovino and later with Derek Simpson and Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music, from where he graduated in 1977. In 1976 he became a founder member of the Bochmann Quartet giving concerts throughout the British Isles and in Europe. In 1983 he was appointed principal cello with the London Mozart Players, since when he has appeared on numerous occasions as soloist, as well as being an active member of the LMP Chamber Ensemble. As a member of several chamber groups he has recorded for CPO, CRD, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Hyperion, Meridian, Phoenix and RCA. A keen interest in historically informed performance has resulted in participation with a great many of London¹s period instrument groups, frequently appearing as principal cello with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soloist with the Hanover Band. Research into early cello repertoire has led to several recitals being recorded by the BBC. In April 2001 Sebastian Comberti founded Cello Classics, a label devoted to recordings of rare repertoire and artists, for which he has released CDs of hitherto unknown sonatas by Boccherini, works for cello and harp, quartets for 4 cellos, and with Maggie Cole, early 19th Century sonatas with fortepiano.
Why "Trio Goya"? The working lives of all these composers were encompassed by the lifespan of Goya (1746 - 1828): his place in the development of painting is comparable to that of Beethoven in music, and the trio repertory follows the same Enlightenment path, from Classical elegance to Romantic expression.