Hallam Sinfonia is delighted this autumn to be programming – at long last – the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Leonore Piano Trio.
This long-planned project was on our wishlist for many years and was finally scheduled for October 2020 as part of the Beethoven 250 celebrations. And of course subsequently cancelled.
Formed in 2012, the Leonore Piano Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances as part of Ensemble 360 were met with such enthusiastic response that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right.
Its members, Tim Horton, piano, Ben Nabarro, violin, and Gemma Rosefield, cello, are well known to Sheffield audiences both as a trio and independently as members of Ensemble 360.
We had played a number of concertos, including a Beethoven cycle, with Tim Horton, and were keen to round off with the Triple.
The trio has form when it comes to Beethoven. In 2015 they performed the complete Beethoven Piano Trios at Kings Place, London, as well as an even broader project including all his duo sonatas for piano with violin and cello. In 2019 they finished a complete cycle of trios and duos for Music in the Round.
They also commissioned a narrated work for young audiences from Rachel Leach, based on the book by Steven Isserlis Why Beethoven Threw the Stew: an entertaining introduction to the music of Beethoven.
In other words, who better to bring the Triple to Sheffield audiences? We’re just sorry, Beethoven, that it’s taken so long, and hope you have some champagne left.
A Beethoven Triple
Saturday 15 October 2022, 7.30pm
Richard Laing - Conductor