The Sterling Trio was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006, and has since established itself as an exciting, innovative and engaging chamber ensemble. Selected artists for the 2013-14 and 2016-17 Making Music Concert Promoters’ Group Brochure, finalists in the Tunnell Trust Music Club Awards Scheme 2011-12 and 2013-14, finalists and performers in the Park Lane Group Young Artists’ Concerts New Year Series 2012 and finalists with UK Young Artists 2010, the Trio pride themselves on a creative and versatile approach to music-making, striving for the highest standard of performance both as musicians and communicators.
Their unique combination of instruments – complemented by bass clarinet, piccolo and alto flute – boasts an extensive and eclectic repertoire encompassing music from the Renaissance to the present day: rich 19th century opera-infused virtuosic works, impressionistic 20th century French music and arrangements, many by the Trio, of works by prominent composers such as Dowland, Corelli, Mendelssohn and Bartok.
The Trio have given well over 100 hundred concerts to date across England, Scotland and Wales. Highlights from this busy concert schedule have included recitals in London (St. James’s Piccadilly, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen Elizabeth Hall) and Manchester (RNCM, University of Manchester), and appearances at Leeds International Concert Season, St George’s Hall, Bristol, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival. They have also performed in a bookshop, a converted barn, a castle and a nightclub!
The Trio is passionate about raising the profile and expanding the repertoire for their instrumental combination, with commissions forming an important part of their work. Their commitment to new music has recently seen the Trio collaborate with several composers, including première performances of new works by Howard Blake OBE. The Trio has additionally collaborated with a soprano, visual artist and movement artist, and hope to work with other art forms in the future. As well as recitals, the Trio enjoys education and community work in schools, hospitals and the regional music hubs.
They have two CDs available at www.thesterlingtrio.com (sample tracks below)
Moritz Fürstenau : La Concorde (Introduction et Rondeau brilliant sur des Thèmes de l’Opéra “La Vestale”)
Howard Blake : Allegro from Trio, Op. 25