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Friday 26 January 2024
7.30 pm in Cairns Church

Ben Goldscheider - horn

Benjamin Baker - violin

Huw Watkins - piano


Quintet in E flat, K407 for horn and strings (arr. for horn trio)

Huw Watkins

Horn Trio

Ruth Gipps

Triton for horn and piano


Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40

Ben Goldscheider - horn
Benjamin Baker - violin
Huw Watkins - piano

We welcome back the brilliant young horn player Ben Goldscheider and his all-star trio in a programme that begins and ends with two classics of chamber music for French horn. Mozart’s beautiful quintet is here arranged for trio with piano. As a horn player’s son, Brahms had a special affection for the instrument and his magnificent trio is the result. Pianist Huw Watkins is also one of Britain’s foremost composers; his short horn trio is both lyrical and urgently dynamic, making a fine contrast with the lush English romanticism of Ruth Gipps.

"Robert Plane is a superb performer. He has a refined tone, rock-solid rhythm, excellent intonation and musicality, and impeccable articulation." The Clarinet, September 2021

"[The Gould Piano Trio] deserve high praise for the consistently high standard of their playing and their revelatory interpretations."  The Observer, July 2012