21st OCTOBER 2018   15.00 - 17.50

A Belgium-based piano trio with a local Rannoch connection! Come and find out more, meet the performers and be refreshed and inspired by the exciting pieces they play.

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Old Church of Rannoch

Welley Poley Park
Perth and Kinross, PH16 5QA, Scotland
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Trio Khnopff

A Belgium-based piano trio with a local Rannoch connection! Come and find out more, meet the performers and be refreshed and inspired by the exciting pieces they play.

Sadie Fields
(violin), Romain Dhainaut (cello) and Stephanie Salmin (piano) formed Trio Khnopff in 2014. They derive their name from that of a Belgian symbolist painter, Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921). Free-spirited and avant-garde, Khnopff left a legacy of paintings of incomparable seductiveness: mysterious portraits, melancholy landscapes and indecipherable mysteries. In Khnopff's paintings, music - or silence - often holds a special place.

Trained in the most prestigious European academies (Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Royal Academy of Music London, the Berne, Mons, and Brussels Conservatoires) and holders of numerous prizes and awards, the individual members of the trio lead rich careers, performing around the world and recording a wide variety of solo and chamber music repertoire.

Their concert in Rannoch promises to be a real treat, including two greats of the piano trio repertoire, Haydn's famous Trio No. 39 in G major with its exciting finale - Gypsy Rondo - and Dvořak's Trio Op. 90 (Dumky). In writing to his friend Alois Göbl in 1890, Dvořak mentioned that his new piece for violin, cello and piano ‘would be both happy and sad’, a reference to the way in which each movement is built on an alternation of slow and fast sections, both brooding and yet somehow, through it all, a little lighthearted.

Beyond their extensive knowledge of the "great repertoire", Trio Khnopff is passionate about presenting other works that have been unfairly forgotten by history. This concert is no exception, and includes two 20th century works: Frank Martin's intensely engaging Trio on Irish Folk Tunes, written in the 1920s, and Astor Piazzolla's set of four tango compositions Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, written between 1965 and 1970.

For further information and a link to a recent video recording, please visit Trio Khnopff's website, www.triokhnopff.com.

Tickets for the concert are £8 at the door, with free admission for children. Refreshments (a glass of wine or a soft drink, and nibbles) will be served during the interval.