Ducasse in the Trees

Meet the Players

March the second is the date for the opening concert in the Bath Recitals 2019 Chamber Series with the Ducasse Trio. Let’s meet these three talented players…

This vibrant young ensemble was formed in 2012 and consists of a violinist from France, a pianist from Ireland and a clarinetist from the UK. they met as students at the Paris Conservatoire and Southbank Sinfonia. IN 2014 they won the Worshipful Company of Musicians / Concordia Award and made their Wigmore Hall debut in 2015 followed by being finalists with the Young Concert Artists Trust in 2016.

Pianist Fiachra Garvey at the Irish Chamber Orchestra, University of Limerick during a recording for Lyric FM. (Pic: Alan Place Press 22)
Pianist Fiachra Garvey at the Irish Chamber Orchestra, University of Limerick during a recording for Lyric FM. (Pic: Alan Place Press 22)

Fiachra Garvey made his solo debut recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Fazioli Hall, Venice. International prize-winner at international competitions from Dublin to Prague, he has recorded 2 solo discs with RTE. Fiachra is Director of the Dublin International Piano Competition and Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Festival.

Charlotte Maclet
Charlotte Maclet

Charlotte Maclet is the musical director of Camerata Alma Viva and the first violin of Quatuor Zaide. She also performs with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as well as performing as a soloist, chamber musician and chamber orchestra leader.

William Slingsby-Duncombe
William Slingsby-Duncombe

William Slingsby-Duncombe is a regular performer at top venues including the Wigmore Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Currently trialing as principal clarinet with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, he has recently played with the Hallé, Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the English National Ballet.

The Ducasse Trio has performed at leading venues and festivals from the Royal Festival Hall to the Spoleto Festival Italy.

The trio recently embarked on a national tour of Ireland and are keen advocates of commissioning exciting new works for their trio such as by composers Christian Dachez and Charlotte Bray.

‘An exceptionally exciting group who play brilliantly together, with huge verve and imagination.’

Thomas Ades, composer

‘Utterly spellbinding Stravinsky’

Alasdair Tait YCAT 2016 finals

Join us for a wonderful of music from this talented trio and explore some fabulously evocative music composed for the sonorous woodwind of the clarinet, the warm bowed strings of the violin and the rich resonance of the piano.

Saturday 2 March 7.30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath

Khachaturian Trio
Debussy Premiere Rhapsody
Shostakovich Five pieces
Ives Largo for clarinet, violin and piano
Debussy Sonata for violin and piano
Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale