Philippa Harrison, piano: The Albany Trio

Albany Piano Trio

Described as having 'fastidious musicianship' (Musical Opinion Quarterly), the Albany Trio is a diverse and innovative ensemble whose repertoire focuses on works by female composers - both current and historic - alongside the traditional canon of piano trio music.

Founded in 2010, the Trio recently gave their BBC Radio 3 debut lunchtime concert live on International Women's Day, and have appeared at major venues around the UK. The ensemble has been selected as Park Lane Group Young Artists, and are featured artists in Making Music's Concert Promoters' Guide, and the Concordia Foundation. In 2014, the Trio were awarded the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music where they curated a hugely successful inaugural Women in Music festival, which was both sold out and featured in The Telegraph.

The trio were recent finalists at the St Martin's International Chamber Competition and winners of the Gwyneth George Award from the Piano Trio Society. Versatile and wide-ranging in their work, the trio are experienced workshop leaders, as representatives of Live Music Now and Chamber Music 2000. The ensemble regularly attend masterclasses, receiving scholarships to the International Musicians Seminar: Prussia Cove, a winter residency at the Banff Centre, Pro Corda and the Dartington International Summer School.

Committed to bringing works by female composers to new audiences, the Albanys regularly collaborate with composers, recently commissioning their fourth Trio, a new work entitled The Orchid and its Hunters by Judith Bingham, which was premiered live on BBC Radio 3. They have previously premiered works by Charlotte Bray, Judith Weir, and Josephine Stephenson, with more commissions planned for the future.

The Albany Trio is grateful to Francis and Caron Fernandes for their generous support.

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The Alabany Piano Trio