The McPherson Trio will perform Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo Trio

Friends of Music host famed trio

The Trio has performed to popular and critical acclaim from Veracruz, Mexico, to Fairbanks, Alaska

The Campbell River Friends of Music are sponsoring a concert with the McPherson Trio to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

The programme is Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo Trio, Brahms Trio Op. 87 in Cmajor, and Dvorak’s Trio Opus 90, the “ Dumka”  Trio.

The Trio is from Victoria and is composed of May Ling Kwok, piano, Pablo Diemcke, violin, and Larry Skaggs, cello. The Trio has performed to popular and critical acclaim from Veracruz, Mexico, to Fairbanks, Alaska.  The trio has worked together for many years building a solid repertoire of works for piano trio.

They have recorded the Arensky Trio in D minor, Op. 32, and the Shostakovich Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op.67

May Ling Kwok is a faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory and the University of Victoria, and has performed in  recitals and played with orchestras such as the Moscow Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Slovakia Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and Victoria Symphony. She has adjudicated and given master classes in North America, Europe, China, South East Asia, and Russia. She has recorded Concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann, as well as the Spring and Kreutzer Sonatas for piano and violin.

Pablo Diemcke, was a Grammy Award nominee in 2002 and is a Concert Violinist. He is the Music Director of the Orchestra Des Concerts Diemcke, and the Royal Oak String Ensemble. His solo engagements have taken him throughout North America and Europe. His recordings include concertos by Prokofiev, Mozart, Dvorak, Carlos Chavez, and his latest, Musica Latina, Selecta.

Larry Skags, past principal cello with the Victoria Symphony for 35 years, enjoys an active career in chamber , solo, orchestral and studio work.

He launched Victoria premieres of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1, Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, and the Tan Dun Crouching Dragon Concerto, in addition to performances of standard concertos.

He will make his conducting debut with the Victoria Civic Orchestra in January 2012.

Tickets are available by calling 250- 923- 6268, the Visitor Centre, or at the door.

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