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Sakuntala Trio

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Sunday, October, 27th 2024 @ 7.30 pm


Evolutions of Harmony: A Journey in Piano Trios

​Schubert - String Trio in B flat D471

Schumann - Piano Quartet in E flat major

Brahms - Piano Quartet in G minor

Rebecca Chan - violin     Sascha Bota - viola    Brian O'Kane - cello     Katya Apekisheva - piano

The Sakuntala Trio is a London based string trio playing on raw gut and period bows/instruments at historical pitch, and was formed in late 2020 by musicians from string quartet backgrounds who are active in modern and historical chamber music, solo and orchestral scenes. Following the launch of our critically acclaimed debut album of Schubert and Purcell (including the first ever recording of the completed D.471 trio and the first recording at classical pitch on raw gut of the other works) we are proposing to make a recording of the complete Mozart piano quartets with period instruments and bows, on raw gut strings at classical pitch and with Alasdair Beatson (renowned as a historically informed performer and pedagogue) playing fortepiano.

​Born in Moscow, into a family of musicians, she attended the Gnessin Music School for exceptionally gifted children making her stage debut at the age of 12. She continued her studies in Jerusalem at the Rubin Music Academy and later at the Royal College of Music in London. From these auspicious beginnings she went on to be a Prizewinner of the Leeds International Piano competition and has gone on to enjoy a career performing with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Symphony, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, working with renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, David Shallon, Jan Latham-Koenig and Alexander Lazarev.  


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