Meet the Musicians
July the sixth is the date for the next exciting event in the Bath Recitals 2019 Chamber Series with the Jacquin Trio. Let’s meet these three talented players…
The Jacquin Trio is an audacious classical chamber ensemble, dedicated to exploring, expanding and celebrating music for the inimitable combination of clarinet, viola/violin and piano. The only group to have won both the Royal Overseas League and St Martin in-the-Fields Competitions, the Jacquins have been making music together for the best part of a decade, taking their name from the von Jacquin family – the original dedicatees of Mozart’s famous KegelstattTrio.
‘Front runners taking to the chamber music stage,’
Classic Music Magazine
Jessie Grimes plays clarinet & bass clarinet and tells us that despite not being able to actually juggle, loves juggling different careers. She is a chamber musician and orchestral player, as well as a teacher, presenter and creative workshop leader.
London based but hailing from Ireland, Jessie has performed as a soloist at many of London’s top recital halls although her first love is chamber music. After graduating with an MMus from the RCM in 2011 Jessie was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal for Outstanding Musical Achievement as well as RCM Rising Star and RCM Senior Woodwind Prizes.
Fun facts about Jesse: As well as being a musician she dreams of becoming a vegetable gardener, and loves hiking, rock climbing, yoga and stand-up comedy.
Kay Stephen is from Aberdeen and plays viola and violin. Following a postgraduate course at the Royal Northern she took an International Artist Diploma in string leadership with the Hallé Orchestra. She joined the Gildas Quartet in 2010 as their violist and has performed internationally including broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.
Kay also plays with the Edinburgh quartet and the Manchester Collective, and has also been guest principal viola with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and co-principal with the BBC Philharmonic, the City of London Sinfonia and the Britten Sinfonia.
Fun facts about Kay: Kay took up the viola by accident during her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She quickly realised it was the best mistake she ever made and has slightly preferred it to the violin ever since.
Pianist Charis Hanning has family roots in Vancouver where she studied at the University of British Columbia, and Hong Kong, but has made london her home since 2009. Award-winning and experienced in solo, accompaniment and chamber music, Charis loves most of all to collaborate with others.
Charis has worked with instrumentalists and singers from around the world and currently works with students at Trinity Laban as their Junior Fellow accompanist.Beyond her concert schedule, Charis takes great delight in inspiring music-lovers and music-novices alike coaching chamber groups and gives masterclasses for young musicians.
Fun facts about Charis: Charis says that making music with the Jacquins is such fun because it’s like how she makes food – by instinct, with spice and for sharing!
‘Impressive skill and character,’
SEE THE JACQUIN TRIO
Chamber music by Glinka, Beethoven and Brahms will be performed by the Jacquin Trio alongside Mozart’s glorious Kegelstatt Trio and an exciting new work Snow & Snow by Helen Grime.
Saturday 6 July, 7:30pm
St Michael’s Broad Street, Bath
Glinka Trio in D minor Pathetique
Helen Grime Snow and Snow
Mozart Trio in E flat major K498 Kegelstatt
Beethoven Trio in B flat major op11 Glassenhauer
Brahms Clarinet Trio op114.
Jessie Grimes Clarinet
Kay Stephen Viola/violin
Charis Hanning Piano