Phoenix Piano Trio
The Phoenix Piano Trio is established as one of today’s leading ensembles, bringing together three renowned players and praised for a ‘musical narrative of tremendous, involving depth’. They have performed on several occasions at London’s Wigmore Hall, as well as at the Ryedale Festival, the Happy Days Festival in Eniskillen, the International Piano Series at SJE Arts in Oxford, the Leicester International Music Festival, and the London Chamber Music Society at Kings Place. They are advocates of new music, to date having commissioned new works by five British composers: Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Edwin Roxburgh, Philip Venables, James Young and James Weeks. Other recording projects include trios by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, a disc of Beethoven Trios, and Philip Venables’ Klaviertrio im Geiste.
Violinist Jonathan Stone is an acclaimed chamber musician, soloist and orchestral leader. He is also a member of the Doric String Quartet, firmly established as the leading British string quartet of its generation and receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Christian Elliott is the cellist of the Zehetmair Quartet, which performs string quartets written as late as the mid-20th century from memory at prestigious venues throughout Europe. He has recently been appointed Principal Cellist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and is a composer whose works have been performed at venues in Europe, North America, and the UK. Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival and works with some of the world’s leading singers.