A beautiful selection box from the Monzani Trio
THE SECOND concert of the season saw the excellent Monzani trio play at Lochgilphead Parish Church.
In partnership with Argyll and Bute Concert Tours, the concert was organised by Mid Argyll Arts Association and held on Saturday November 4.
The trio is made up of good friends who attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and are all successful performers in their own right.
From the first note, the group had the audience in the palm of their hands with Corelli’s Trio Sonata I and the connection between the group was easy and incredibly intuitive
Later in the programme the audience was transported to France with the warm sound of Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, and the first half was finished with the brisk and enjoyable Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok, arranged very well by Rachel herself. The audience murmured approval at the talent of the three young musicians.
In the second half the selection box programme continued, as Eddie McGuire’s four Dorset folk songs were played – including a jail song, a song for drinking to, a cheeky little number about a shepherd and a maiden, and a piece about a soldier leaving for war – each one very different to the last.
The evening was concluded with Walckiers’ Grand Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello and it certainly was grand.
The audience responded with rapturous applause, beckoning the trio to play a sweet final encore – ending the evening on a real high.
The Monzani Trio in perfect harmony.