The Gould Piano Trio will perform two concerts in Ashland. - Chamber Music Concerts

The Gould Piano Trio

Chamber Music Concerts will present two performances by the Gould Piano Trio. The first is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, April 4; and the second is for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5.' Both performances will be at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The program for the evening concert on April 4 will feature works by Ludwig van Beethoven, John Ireland's Phantasie Trio and Camille Saint-Saëns.

The April 5 matinee will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles V. Stanford and Felix Mendelssohn.

The Gould Trio will also present educational outreach programs at Ashland High School and for SOU music majors. At 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the SOU Music Recital Hall, the trio will present a piano and strings master class featuring pianists from the studio of SOU professor Alexander Tutunov and string students from Rogue Valley area studios.

The Gould Piano Trio features violinist Lucy Gould, cellist Alice Neary, and pianist Benjamin Frith. Chosen as British Rising Stars for the 1998-99 season, the trio has performed at major venues in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, South America, the United States, and most European countries.

Frequent broadcasts from UK venues have made the Goulds a familiar ensemble to listeners of BBC Radio 3. Both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic invited the Trio to perform James MacMillan's chamber works at their festivals.

The Gould Piano Trio has been the recipient of many national and international awards: A first prize at the Charles Hennen Competition in Holland was followed by joint first prize in the inaugural Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in Australia. At the 1993 Premio Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence they were awarded the audience prize in addition to the overall First Prize. In the UK the Trio has won awards from the Tillett and John Tunnell Trusts.

From 2005-07 the trio was ensemble-in-residence at Royal Northern College of Music, giving concerts, master classes and chamber music coaching. As part of their commitment to extending the piano trio repertoire, the Goulds have commissioned works and performed many contemporary pieces.

Tickets are $26/$30, and $5 for students. See sou.edu/cmc or call 552-6154.

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