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Classical Concert: Marie Schreer Piano Trio

the three performers
Image courtesy of the artist

Friday 27th May 1pm

Beethoven's Ghost Trio

A FREE Lit & Phil Live Event

Doors open 12:30pm

Marie Schreer | violin 

Katie Tertell | cello

Adam Johnson | Piano

Performing the following:

Beethoven Piano Trio in B Flat WoO 39

Zemlinksy Piano Trio

Beethoven “Ghost” Piano Trio in D No. 5 Op. 70

A versatile and curious musician, Marie Schreer is sub-principal violin with Royal Northern Sinfonia and is in high demand as a principal player with orchestras throughout the UK. She has performed throughout Europe, South America and Asia and is featured on dozens of records from across a broad range of genres. As soloist and chamber musician, she has had over thirty new works written for her and has collaborated with the likes of John Williams (guitar), Evan Parker, Jonny Greenwood and Stewart Copeland. Marie regularly appears with The Riot Ensemble and co-founded violin duo Mainly Two as well as The Guastalla Quartet, with whom she has been awarded ‘Best Album’ at the 2020 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards. 

American cellist Katie Tertell resides in the UK and enjoys a rich and varied experience as a freelance artist in Europe and America. She is Artistic Director and Founder of the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival, headquartered in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. A former member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Katie now curates several of her own projects and collaborations alongside performance and recording work with numerous European symphony and chamber orchestras. She enjoys performing internationally at chamber music festivals and series and working with composers on creative projects and commissions. Katie is a recipient of several honours and awards including an “Exceptional Talent” visa awarded by Arts Council England and teaches cello at Durham University (UK).

Katie performs in live and recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and  RTÉ Lyric FM on a regular basis, and enjoys reaching audiences both near and far through various broadcasts and recordings including a number of films and award-winning discs.  She has performed live on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” program, appeared as principal cello of the Ulster Orchestra at the BBC Proms and guest principal with the English Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.  In addition to symphonic work, she freelances with a variety of internationally-acclaimed chamber orchestras, some of which include the Scottish Chamber, Irish Chamber, London Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Royal Northern Sinfonia. She is a member and acting Chair of the groundbreaking female-led chamber music collective Musici Ireland, based in Wexford, Ireland.


Adam Johnson:

Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, studying with Martin Roscoe and performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Glinka Accademia, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.

During his time at the RNCM, the Sema Group Contemporary Performance Prize was awarded to Adam for his performance of Lowell Lieberman’s Concerto No.1

Adam furthered his piano studies in London with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger who has described him as in possession of 'an excellent technique and full of fantasy'.

Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions.

Adam has given recitals throughout the world including Istanbul, New York, Northern Spain, Norway, and Rio da Janiero, not to mention his demanding schedule in the UK. The composer Oliver Knussen has spoken of the 'extraordinary detail' of his performances.

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