Sunday 21st April 2024 – 7:30pm – Newton Stewart Cinema
The Da Vinci Piano Trio is well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing.
In addition to the established repertoire, the trio attracts many new commissions, including works by Beamish, Hellawell and by Weisenberg (performed at the Edinburgh International Festival). Other performances of note include festivals such as Glasgow, Dartington, Sound Festival (Aberdeen), and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
Anthony Moffat, violin, was founder member of both the Duke String Quartet and the Borante Piano Trio. He has led many internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Concert and Hallé Orchestras, as well as the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has been leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera since 2001.
Estonian pianist Liivi Arder studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre before completing an Advanced Accompaniment Course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010 as a recipient of the Sam Hutchings Fellowship award.
Rudi de Groote grew up in South Africa and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He has undertaken masterclasses with Torlief Thedeen, David Geringas, Franz Helmerson and Moray Welsh. He is currently principal cello with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He started his career as principal cello with this orchestra and then went on to hold the principal position in the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, The Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of English National Opera in London, and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, before returning to Scotland to rejoin the BBCSSO. He is delighted to have been invited to take over from Robert Irvine in the Da Vinci Piano Trio, and looks forward to many exciting concerts ahead.