Talented trio to perform celebrated composer’s work
Composer David Knotts will introduce his work at a Canterbury Music Club concert next month.
The Long Way Home will be performed by the Kentish Piano Trio: Kathy Shave (violin), Julia Vohralik (cello) and Helen Crayford (piano).
Also on the programme is Frank Bridge’s Phantasie in C minor and Franz Schubert’s Trio in B flat major opus 99.
Kathy Shave studied violin at the Royal Academy of Music, leading many orchestras, studying with the Amadeus Quartet and the Beaux-arts Piano Trio and going on to win the piano chamber music prize.
She has played on recordings for major films, TV and pop artists, such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Mccartney, Robbie Williams and Madonna.
Julia Vohralik has had a varied career performing chamber music, playing for the country’s leading orchestras, theatre, dance and opera companies.
She studied music at Cambridge University and, after graduating, joined the Live Music Now scheme, taking music into hospitals, hospices and schools.
She is a member of the prestigious Britten Sinfonia, works regularly with English National Opera and teaches in Canterbury.
At the age of eight, Helen Crayford started studying trumpet and piano in the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music.
She gained an MA (Mus) from Cambridge and was invited to join the first all-female brass quintet, the Gallina.
When the Quintet disbanded, Helen developed her work as a freelance pianist, working in opera, ensembles and as an accompanist.
Most recently, she has been playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the newly formed Kentish Piano Trio.
The concert takes place at St Gregory’s Centre for Music, in North Holmes Road, Canterbury, at 7.45pm on Thursday, April 6.
Tickets are £15 on the door. To book in advance visit www. canterburymusicclub.com.
The Kentish Piano Trio Kathy Shave, Helen Crayford and Julia Vohralik