July 2010 – Lakeside Trio 2nd Residency

Lakeside Trio 2nd Residency

19th-24th July 2010

For their second residency at the academy, the Lakeside Trio were once again an inspirational presence. A masterclass involving several of the island’s young pianists took place on one evening, and the following evening they preceded their concert at the academy with a pre-concert presentation of Schoenberg’s Verklacht Nacht. This gave a fascinating insight into the poetry which underpins Schoenberg’s music, and in particular the way that each musical motive heard is ‘transformed’ towards the end of the piece to give a beautiful sense warmth and expression to the work.

Lakeside Trio performing at Jersey College for Girls

Their performance in the concert following this presentation was exemplary, in which the insights gained from the pre-concert event added a whole new dimension to the experience. The concert also included Schubert’s expansive Piano Trio in E flat, one of the fundamental works for piano trio, and Panufnik’s Piano Trio op.1, a modern but highly accessible work showcasing virtuosity from each off the instruments. The Lakeside Trio’s residency was once again sponsored by the Jersey Arts Trust.