Tal­ented trio to per­form cel­e­brated com­poser’s work

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Red Nose Day Special -

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

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