Trio Gaspard Appointed RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music
The RNCM is pleased to announce that Trio Gaspard has been awarded the position of Junior Fellows in Chamber Music for the 2017/18 academic year.
Comprising violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha, cellist Vashti Hunter and pianist Nicholas Rimmer, Trio Gaspard was founded in 2010 and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after piano trios of its generation. They studied at the European Chamber Academy with Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Hatto Beyerle, Ferenc Rados, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jérôme Pernoo and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet), and have won a number of international competitions, including the Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna.
Jeremy Young, Head of Chamber Music, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Trio Gaspard to the RNCM next academic year. They first visited the RNCM as students of the European Chamber Music Academy and it is wonderful to see how they have developed into a world class ensemble. I have every confidence that the students will be as hugely inspired by their thoughtful and intelligent teaching as they will be by their exceptional playing.’
Trio Gaspard added: ‘We are thrilled to have been awarded the Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at the RNCM for 2017/18. It is a fantastic opportunity to be able to convey our passion for chamber music to the students and to develop our own identity as an ensemble. All three of us are very much looking forward to joining this unique institution, whose friendly and vibrant atmosphere has already impressed us. We are grateful to the RNCM and its wonderful chamber music department for giving us their support and we look forward to making many new musical friends over the coming year!’
In addition to their ensemble concerts at major venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie and the Wigmore Hall, each member of Trio Gaspard enjoys a busy solo career, giving recitals and performing concertos worldwide.