28 June 2023
The Sitkovetsky Trio
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Wu Qian piano
Isang Enders cello
Shostakovich Piano Trio no 2 in E minor
Sam Perkin Freakshow
Beethoven Allegretto for Piano Trio in B flat major
Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 2 in C minor
Come hear Shostakovich’s haunting Piano Trio no 2, inspired by the tragedies of the Second World War. According to eye-witness accounts, the audience was stunned by the power and daring of the work.‘The music left a devastating impression. People cried openly.’
Contemporary composer Sam Perkin's Freakshow, was inspired by the 1916 camp that became known as the ‘University of Revolution’ because leading figures such as Irish revolutionary Michael Collins were imprisoned there.
Beethoven's Allegretto for Piano Trio was composed in 1812 for a ten-year-old and the beautiful, lyrical Mendelssohn Piano Trio embodies all the finest qualities of Mendelssohn's immaculate art, full of bountiful melodies, finesse and easy virtuosity.
Chambers Award Winners of the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022, the Sitkovetsky Trio’s thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Madeleine Melling, our Proms colleague and previous chair of the Music Planning Committee. We warmly welcome members of Madeleine's family who will be in attendance at this evening's concert.
Supported by George Meyer