A beau­ti­ful se­lec­tion box from the Mon­zani Trio

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS - Eve Maxwell ed­i­tor@ar­gyll­shiread­ver­tiser.co.uk

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.

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