The Lawson Piano Trio
Formed in Cambridge in 2000, the Lawson Trio pursues a busy concert schedule, bringing a wide range of traditional and contemporary Piano Trio music to audiences of all ages. Recent British venues have included the South Bank Centre, Chester Summer Festival, the Lake District Summer Music Festival and Queen's University Belfast, while concerts abroad have taken them to Germany and Finland.
The Trio's commitment to encouraging younger musicians and audiences has led to an exciting collaboration with the Schubert Ensemble, working alongside them on their 'Chamber Music 2000' project. To this end, the Lawson Trio has given master classes and workshops in many schools across the UK, culminating in concerts at the South Bank and Steinway Halls. Moreover, the Trio has been invited to organise, host and perform in a Gala Concert in 2010, celebrating ten years of Chamber Music 2000, at the Purcell Room. Performing alongside the Lawson Trio at this event will be the Schubert Ensemble, and groups of young musicians (drawn from primary and secondary schools, and specialist music institutes) which the Trio has been coaching. In association with this event the Lawson Trio has commissioned ten new pieces (from such composers as Anthony Powers, Paul Patterson, Piers Hellawell and Cheryl Frances Hoad), and will be giving the world premiere of their own commission by David Knotts.
In addition to their formal studies as Junior Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellows at the RAM, the Lawson Trio has performed in master classes with artists including the Endellion, Chilingirian and Fitzwilliam Quartets and Sigmund Nissel. The group has received extensive coaching from the Florestan Trio at the Britten Pears School, Aldeburgh and also in London, and benefits from regular sessions with Martin Lovett.
The Trio has a particular passion for lesser-known British and Russian gems and championing new music. Chosen by the Concordia Foundation as 2010 young artists, the Trio's schedule for 2010 includes performances at the South Bank Centre, Bath International Festival, and Queen's University, Belfast, as well as for music societies across the UK.
Visit The Lawson Piano Trio at http://www.lawsontrio.com/