Sat 11 Jan 2020, Stamford Ballroom music
Steven Devine is the Co-Principal keyboard player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and principal keyboard player for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan, and the Classical Opera Company.
Haydn Piano Trio in G minor, Hob. XV:19
Mozart Fantasie in D minor, K. 397
Wölfl Piano Trio in C major, Op. 5, No. 3 (1797)
Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34
Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 1
Steven Devine: Fortepiano
Marcus Barcham-Stevens: Violin
Andrew Skidmore: Cello
The Devine Music come together to play music based around the fortepiano and harpsichord repertoire. Steven Devine is the Co-Principal keyboard player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and principal keyboard player for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan, and the Classical Opera Company. He has recorded over thirty discs with other artists and ensembles and made six solo recordings. His latest recording of Bach's Italian Concerto has been voted Classic FM's Connoisseur's choice.
Marcus Barcham-Stevens has been the Principal First Violin of the CBSO, guest Principal Second Violin of the English Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble and Sir John Elliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. He is currently the second violinist of the Fitzwilliam Quartet, co-leader of the Britten Sinfonia and Principal Second Violin of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Andrew Skidmore plays with numerous ensembles and orchestras including the Early Opera Company, David Owen-Norris’ Jupiter Ensemble, Ex Cathedra, Collegium Musicum 90 and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He specialises in playing the baroque cello, for which he was honoured by the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.
Together they play classical chamber music, rediscovering the works of Joseph Wölfl, a contemporary of Beethoven, who was a piano virtuoso who wrote symphonies, piano concertos, operas and chambers works. His works are ripe for reassessment.