Introducing the performers…

Thomas Carroll (cello)

Born in Swansea, Thomas Carroll studied with Melissa Phelps at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Heinrich Schiff in Austria. An exceptionally gifted cellist, he is one of only two artists to have auditioned successfully for both Young Concert Artists Trust in London and
Young Concert Artists in New York.

Thomas has since been much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia ViVA, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has worked with the Belcea Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet, Michael Collins, Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Mischa Maisky, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen among many others.

During his time in Salzburg with Heinrich Schiff, Thomas studied conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Jorge Rotter and in London at Guildhall with Sian Edwards. He has taken part in masterclasses with Janos Furst and worked with various ensembles and
orchestras in Austria and the UK. Over the past five years he has worked closely with Nicholas Kok (principal conductor of Sinfonia ViVA from 1996-2006) who has become a mentor and with whom Thomas has built a close association as a cello soloist.

Thomas made his conducting debut with the Spectrum Ensemble in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2006, conducting music by Toch. This was recorded and later released by Naxos. He is currently a Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Tim Horton (piano)

Tim Horton studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Charles Hopkins and Heather Slade-Lipkin and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. In the same year he replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the CBSO and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Since then he has played with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

In 2005 Tim was chosen as the scholar of the Klavier Festival Ruhr at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, an honour that included a recital at the Festival and a bursary. Tim has a duo partnership with cellist Adrian Brendel with whom he has given tours of Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK, including concerts at the Wigmore Hall, London. In 2011 they made their debut at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest. He has played regularly at the Plush, Aldeburgh, Bath and Elverum Festivals and has collaborated with many leading chamber musicians including Paul Lewis, Peter Cropper, the Elias Quartet, the Vertavo Quartet and the members of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio. He appears regularly with Benjamin Nabarro (violin) and Gemma Rosefield (cello) as a member of the internationally acclaimed Leonore Piano Trio.

Tim has been playing with violist Robin Ireland since 2008 and they have toured Britain extensively. Their Nimbus Alliance disc of Shostakovich and Prokofiev was highly acclaimed on its release. They have also released a disc of the Brahms Sonatas and the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata.



April 9, 2017 at 11:15

  • Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata no 4 in C major, op 102, no 1

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