Introducing the performers…
Kathron Sturrock (piano)
Kathron Sturrock studied at the Royal College of Music with Cyril Smith and Joan Trimble, then won an Austrian Government scholarship to study with Alfred Brendel in Vienna. Further awards from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Countess of Munster enabled her to accept an invitation from legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich to study the repertoire for cello and piano with him in Moscow.
Kathron is the only pianist to have twice won the prize for the best accompanist at the Sofia International Opera Competition. After receiving this award, she was invited to work for several years with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in her masterclasses throughout Europe.
As a soloist Kathron has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, making her Proms debut in 1994 playing Alan Rawsthorne’s Concerto for Two pianos with Piers Lane. She is a founder member and artistic director of the eminent chamber ensemble The Fibonacci Sequence, whose members, many of whom are on faculties of conservatoires both in UK and abroad, appear in festivals worldwide. She has recorded CDs for Hyperion, Chandos, Gamut, Pickwick, Sain, ASV, Black Box, Quartz and Deux-Elles.
In September 2003, Kathron joined the Keyboard Faculty at the Royal College of Music, London and continues to work there as both piano accompaniment professor and piano professor. She has been invited to join the Erasmus Exchange programme with Freiburg Hochschule in the 2018-2019 academic year.
“My best memories of Schubert’s D 845 have been of Kathron Sturrock (founder of Fibonacci Sequence) in a rare solo recital devoted to that one work, and on CD..”
“The pianist Kathron Sturrock has got to be one of the best chamber musicians in the business… [Her] judicious touch and perfect ensemble reminded us that she is one of the most stylish chamber music pianists around..”
Richard Goode, Musical Pointers
“Total rhythmic security provided by Kathron Sturrock’s command of the torrential piano part..”
“It was an absolute pleasure to hear her playing; each tone had meaning and each phrase was full of expression.”
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Robert Salter (violin)
Robert Salter enjoys a varied and diverse performing career. After starting violin lessons aged eleven, he won full scholarships to study at Wells Cathedral School, and then with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was a founding member of the Guildhall Strings.
As Leader/Director of the Guildhall Strings throughout its 25-year existence, Robert has given concerts (often a soloist) in the most prestigious concert halls throughout the world: Carnegie in New York; Musikverein Vienna; Konzerthaus Berlin; Wigmore and the Barbican in London; etc. The Guildhall Strings recorded extensively with both RCA Red Seal and Hyperion Records, and broadcast numerous times on radio and television both in the UK and abroad.
Robert has appeared as a guest Leader with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Bournemouth Sinfonietta and City of London Sinfonia. He is currently the leader of the Garsington Opera Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Robert has appeared with the Nash Ensemble and Hausmusik, with whom he recorded the Schubert octet, and continues to be invited as a guest principal by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which he is a member.
Robert taught for a number of years at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, and continues teaching privately and at Wells Cathedral School.
Ashok Klouda (cello)
Cellist Ashok Klouda has performed all over the world and currently leads a busy and varied career as performer and teacher. Ashok made his solo Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 as a result of winning the Worshipful Company of Musicians/Concordia Foundation Young Artists Fund award. He has won many other awards and prizes, including first prize in the 2006 J & A Beare Solo Bach Competition, the 2007 Royal College of Music Cello Competition, and the 2009 Tunnell Trust concert scheme.
Ashok palys with the Artea Quartet, and is also a member of the cello octet Cellophony and the London International Players. From 2009 to 2011, Ashok was cellist in the Barbirolli Quartet, during which time he toured Singapore and New Zealand, appeared throughout Europe as part of the ECHO Rising Stars scheme, and performed on the 1692 “Segelman” Stradivarius cello kindly loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music.
Since 2010, Ashok has been on the Advisory Board for The London Cello Society. Teaching is an important part of his professional life: he has taught cello at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and has given classes at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Ashok now heads up the Ex-Animo Mentorship Scheme, a new initiative to help and mentor today’s most talented young ensembles and prepare them for the profession.
Ashok has performed many times on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded for the Nimbus Alliance label with the Barbirolli Quartet, for Music Chamber and Edition Classics as a member of Cellophony, and for Champs Hill Records as a member of the Artea Quartet.
Ashok is a Founder and joint Artistic Director of the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival in London, in which he performs annually with many of today’s most eminent chamber musicians and soloists.
In 2016, Ashok was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
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March 18, 2018 at 11:15
- Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat major, op 148, D897 (“Notturno”)
- Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op 50
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