Marsyas Trio

flute cello piano

Ensemble in Process: Americuration
8:00 pm20:00

Ensemble in Process: Americuration

  • Iklektik Art Lab

With Zubin Kanga (piano), Marsyas TrioJonathan Russell (clarinet & bass clarinet), Seth Bedford & Maria Fiore Mazzarini (violin), Brian Mark (piano). 
Mon 15 May; Doors – 7:30PM, Music – 8PM
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Formed as a small chamber ensemble at Nonclassical’s annual Battle of the Bands Competition in January of 2016, Ensemble in Process is a unique project dedicated to innovative programming and global networking. Run by artistic director Brian Mark, Ensemble in Process’s debut concert features emerging and established American composers. 

Steve Reich - Vermont Counterpoint, for solo flute
Timo Andres - At the River, for solo piano
David Lang - Killer, for solo violin
Ian Dicke - Get Rich Quick*, for solo piano
Seth Bedford - Three Cabaret Songs (WP), for voice and piano
Jon Russell - Assorted Past, for bass clarinet
George Crumb - Vox Balaenae, for amplified flute, cello and piano


John Corigliano - Fantasia on an Ostinato, for solo piano
Missy Mazzoli - Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos, for solo piano
Brian Mark - Lucid Dreaming (WP), for flute and cello
Ryan Brown - Bedside Manner*, for flute and cello
Michael Gordon - Light is Calling, for solo violin
Steve Reich - Piano Counterpoint, for solo piano

* UK Premiere

7:30 pm19:30

Vale of Glamorgan Festival

  • Ewenny Priory Church, Wales

Gates of the Soul
Elisende Fabregas - Voices of Inside Night, from Voices of the Rainforest
Judith Weir - Several Concertos
Hilary Tann - In the Theatre of Air (WP)*
Steph Power - and Ante... (WP)**
Chen Yi - Night Thoughts
Cecilia McDowall - Not just a place; Dark memories from an old tango hall

* Commissioned by the Marsyas Trio thanks to the generous support of the Fidelio Charitable Trust and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.

** Commissioned by the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.



2:00 pm14:00

Peter Reynolds Composer Studio

  • Cardiff University School of Music

The Marsyas Trio is excited to be working with these four composers: Jordan Hirst, Anselm McDonnell, Sam Messer, and Yfat Soul Zisso!

Every year, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival brings together exceptional artists and composers from the UK and further afield to celebrate the wealth of work being created across the world today.

In 2017, we are launching the Peter Reynolds Composer Studio, named in memory of a composer, long-time friend and supporter of the festival and run in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music.

The programme offers anyone looking to pursue a career in composition the opportunity to work with some of the composers and ensembles taking part in the 2017 festival and tap into a rich resource of expertise.  Participants will be offered:

  • Direct access to a range of composers
  • The opportunity to write for a leading professional ensemble
  • A performance and recording of their work
  • Free access to Vale of Glamorgan Festival concerts and events
  • Excellent networking opportunities

The programme is divided into two modules and applicants can choose to take part in one or both.

Module 1 running from Friday 19 – Monday 22 May 2017 and featuring Grand Band, a six piano “supergroup” based in New York City

Module 2 running from Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 May 2017 and featuring The Marsyas Trio, comprising flute, cello and piano

Over each four day module, participants will take part in a series of seminars, workshops and tutorials led by a team of composers including Graham FitkinRob FokkensJohn MetcalfSteph PowerGuto PuwHilary Tann and Huw Watkins.  This will culminate with a performance and recording of participants’ work by the featured ensemble.

Information and Application Form (PDF)

Information and Application Form (Word Doc)

For further information, contact Jennifer Hill, General Manager, Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Email     [email protected]

Tel:         07891 765 696

Music at Llanstadwell
6:00 pm18:00

Music at Llanstadwell

  • St Tudwal's Church

'Music for a Summer Evening' is a series of 6 concerts that take place on Sunday evenings, once a month, at 6 o'clock. The concerts last between 45 minutes and an hour, with refreshments afterwards, served in the Vicarage garden, or in the church if the weather is inclement. 

The Marsyas Trio is pleased to be performing this concert with pianist Mihai Ritivoiu.

Hilary Tann In the Theatre of Air (2016 commission by the Marsyas Trio)
Felix Mendelssohn - Trio in D minor, Op. 49

11:00 am11:00

Three Choirs Festival

  • Worcester

With soprano Jessica Summers

Echoes of a Distant Land
Franz Joseph Haydn - Trio No. 30 in F major Hob. XV:17
Franz Joseph Haydn - Welsh Songs, for voice & piano trio
Hilary Tann - Llef, for flute & cello
Maurice Ravel - Chansons madécasses, for voice, flute, cello, piano
Hilary Tann In the Theatre of Air (2016 commission by the Marsyas Trio)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Welsh Songs, WoO 155, for voice & piano trio

This programme features works for chamber trio and voice spanning three centuries to the present day, alongside a newly commissioned work by the Welsh composer Hilary Tann. As part of an 18th-century movement to collect folk songs, the best composers of the day were called upon. Haydn was the first ‘continental’ composer to be commissioned for these folk song collections. He wrote over 400 folk song arrangements, 60 of which are settings of Welsh airs. In this case, the poetry was commissioned after the music was composed. Beethoven wrote more for the combination of voice and trio than any other – 179 pieces, almost all of which are in English. Beethoven never visited the British Isles and because of the Napoleonic wars, his manuscripts had to be smuggled in. Ravel’s Madagascan songs touch upon the senses with their raw beauty. Commissioned to write works reflective of countries they had never visited, Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel aptly capture the spirit of those distant lands in these rarely heard vocal works, whilst Hilary Tann’s music remains deeply connected to her native Wales from her current residence in the United States. A close connection with poetry permeates throughout the programme.

7:30 pm19:30

Hay Music Club

  • St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye

Programme to include:
Hilary Tann In the Theatre of Air (2016 commission by the Marsyas Trio)

1:00 pm13:00


  • Colourscape, London

Admission: Adult - £10; Child - £5; Family £28
* Performances will start on each hour and take about 45 minutes to perform. To be sure of seeing a complete performance please come at least 30 minutes before the hour to allow for any waiting times. Your ticket will admit you for up to one hour.

Laura Bowler & Sam Redway: OSA (WP)

OSA brings you the opportunity to experience the awesome organism that is the rainforest. 7 physical theatre performers alongside the award-winning Ligeti Quartet and flautist, Helen Vidovich, will recreate the sounds and movement of the rainforest, amplified throughout the immersive Colourscape. This new work of cross artform music-theatre will aim to make the audience fall in love with the rainforest, to fall in love with our environment. Playful interaction with the animals of the rainforest makes this a perfect musical and theatrical experience for families.

The Llandeilo Festival of Music
5:00 pm17:00

The Llandeilo Festival of Music

  • Newton House, Llandeilo

1:00pm A walk along the Capability Brown Trail.
3:00pm A talk by author Sarah Rutherford, whose recent book marking Lancelot Capability Brown's 300th anniversary, was recently released.

5:00pm Musical Landscapes
Haydn Trio No. 29 in G major, Hob.XV:15
Firsova 'Meditation in the Japanese Garden', Op. 54
Gaubert 'Trois Aquarelles'
Schumann Waldscenen, Op. 82, No. 5 Freundliche Landschaft & No. 9 Abscheid, for solo piano
Tann 'Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici'
Butterley 'The Wind Stirs Gently', for flute & cello              
Hummel Adagio, Variations and Rondo on Schöne Minka, Op. 78

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' with Sean Rafferty
5:45 pm17:45

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' with Sean Rafferty

  • BBC Broadcasting House, London

Gaubert 'Trois Aquarelles' - 2nd mvt 'Soir d'autromne' 
Haydn Trio No. 29 in G major, Hob.XV:15 - 1st mvt Allegro
Tann 'Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici' - 1st mvt 'Just to see something beautiful' 

1:00 pm13:00

Summer Festival at St Laurence

  • St Laurence Church, Ludlow

Tickets: £8.00 unreserved from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online, or at the door.

Vivaldi Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86
Weber Trio in G minor, op.63
Czerny 'Fantasia concertante', Op. 256