Rosamunde Trio offer celebrity concert in Bognor Regis

The next concert in the Bognor Regis Music Club season on Saturday, November 10 will be a special celebrity concert given by the Rosamunde Trio, starting at 7pm.

Rosamunde Trio
Rosamunde Trio

Music club chairman Chris Coote said: “They will present a programme to mark the Armistice centenary.

"Music that takes us back to World War I is balanced with more transcendent music of beauty and hope. Lili Boulanger’s elegiac trio from 1917-18 acts as a prelude to Shostakovich’s powerful trio, written in the midst of the World War II and completed in 1944. Pianists Martino Tirimo and Atsuko Kawakami play Casella’s Pages of War – a short but dramatic work dating from 1915. The concert concludes with Mendelssohn’s trio in C minor.”

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Chris added: “We have been fortunate to engage such a prestigious trio for our celebrity evening. The day after our concert they will perform exactly the same programme at London’s Kings Place to celebrate the precise day of the Armistice centenary. I have a special connection with Martino Tirimo, the trio’s pianist. He has taught me in masterclasses at Morley College in London for over 30 years and has a magical touch which I only wish I could emulate to a greater extent!”

The Rosamunde Trio, formed in 2002, has toured extensively in the UK on over 25 occasions and has also performed in festivals and major venues in the USA, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Cyprus and the Czech Republic. In 2012-13 the Rosamunde celebrated its 10th anniversary with cycles of the complete Piano Trios of Beethoven. Following the enormous success of these concerts, the London Chamber Music Society invited the Trio to do an even bigger series at London’s Kings Place devoted to all the Mozart Trios and the great works of the ‘French School’.

Martino Tirimo was born into a musical family in Cyprus and as a child prodigy appeared both as pianist and conductor, at twelve conducting La Traviata seven times with soloists from La Scala, Milano.

At sixteen he won the Franz Liszt Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, later completing his studies in Vienna. He came to world attention in 1971/72 when he won the international competitions in Munich and Geneva and has since appeared frequently with the major UK and overseas orchestras, with conductors such as Barbirolli, Boult, Masur, Sanderling and Rattle.

He has given numerous series devoted to Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas, Schubert’s 21 Sonatas, Robert and Clara Schumann’s principal works, In 2010, in celebration of Chopin’s 200th anniversary of birth, he gave more than 100 concerts performing the composer’s complete works, ten of them at London’s Kings Place, to exceptional critical acclaim.

He teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and has given masterclasses for over 45 years at Morley College and elsewhere.

Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich began his studies at the Churlonis School for the performing Arts in Vilnius. His teachers have included Felix Andrievsky, Dorothy Delay, and Eric Rosenblith. He has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Far East and has appeared on radio and television both as soloist and chamber musician. Sayevich was Professor at the University of Kansas from 1987 until 2006, and since is now Professor of Violin at Park University in Missouri .

His other posts have included the Concert Master position of the Kansas City Camerata and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has made numerous concerto appearances, including Violin Concertos of Vieuxtemps, Glazunov, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Daniel Veis has been widely recognized as the finest Czech cellist since winning the Silver Medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and also the First Prize at the Prague Spring International Competition, a competition previously won by Rostropovich.

He was born in Prague and studied there at the Academy of Performing Arts as well as at the Moscow Conservatoire for five years, with Natalia Shakhovskaya.

Since 1979 he has performed regularly as soloist with many of the major orchestras with conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Serge Baudo, Gaetano Delogu, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Vaclav Neumann, Jiri BÄ›lohlávek, Libor Pešek and many others.

In 1989 he had the honour of being appointed permanent cello soloist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his solo career he has been a professor and also vice-dean at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and for 15 years was a member of the Dvorak Piano Trio, with whom he toured and recorded extensively.

The concert is at the Club’s concert room, 2 Sudley Road. Entry at the door is £15 and £5 for students. New members and visitors are especially welcome. More details from Chris Coote (01243 773276), Helen Woods (01243 861620), or from the website