Past Events - 2010
TFC Summer Gala Concert
We felt that St. David’s Hall had come to Trevethin. Daniel Tong with his Wye Valley Trio gave a wonderful performance of Brahms B Major Piano Trios. We also had a performance of Schbert B Flat Trio. Amy Norrington played the cello and Tom Hankey the violin. They also played a few lighter pieces.
Daniel Tong enjoys a varied career, performing regularly at Britain’s major concert halls, festivals and on BBC Radio 3, as a soloist and chamber musician. His engagements have also taken him to Portugal, France and Sweden.
Earlier this season Daniel performed Schubert's last sonata at St John's Smith Square, appeared as soloist in Beethoven's Emperor Concerto at St Martin-in-the-Fields and launched Beethoven Unravelled, a series of lectures and recitals on Beethoven's piano sonatas with broadcaster Richard Wigmore. A CD recording of solo piano works by Debussy and Bartok is planned for 2010, on the new Sonimage label and Daniel will record Bridge’s 3 Sketches for Dutton as part of the London Bridge Ensemble’s next disc. Previous solo engagements have also included Cheltenham Festival and the Park Lane Group at the South Bank, and he has performed concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Gershwin.
Daniel's performances of works by Beethoven have been enthusiastically received and his affinity with the composer's works has led him to develop an ongoing project, exploring Beethoven's solo and chamber output. Recitals of the piano sonatas and Beethoven Unravelled with Richard Wigmore have been complemented by performances of the complete cycles of sonatas for violin and piano (with Fiona McNaught) and cello and piano (with Pierre Doumenge).
Daniel founded The London Bridge Ensemble in 2003 and the group is now firmly established as one of Britain’s most exciting and brilliant chamber groups. In the spring of 2008 they released a CD of works by Frank Bridge to critical acclaim, including glowing reviews and recommendations by both Gramophone and International Record Review. The disc is part of the Epoch series for the Dutton label; part two in their survey of Bridge's early works for Dutton will be released in 2010.
Daniel regularly appears in recitals with baritone Ivan Ludlow. They have appeared together at the Wigmore Hall and in recitals in Belgium, France and Portugal. Daniel has also worked with Stephan Loges and Valerie Gabail, as well as Charles Daniels and Andrew Staples with the London Bridge Ensemble. He collaborated with Paul Agnew and the Allegri Quartet in works by Vaughan Williams and Michael Stimpson, the latter subsequently recorded and available from Riverrun records. He gives regular recitals with Jennifer Pike, including several performances at the Wigmore Hall and live on BBC Radio 3, and also performs with violinist Florence Cooke
Daniel studied with Irina Zaritskaya at the Royal College of Music and Paul Roberts at the Guildhall in London. He won the Edith Vogel award and was supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.
Daniel founded and directs the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, now in its eleventh year, and is Co-Artistic Director of the Winchester Chamber Music Festival.
TFC Autumn Concert 2010
The TFC Autumn concert was a great success featuring Trevethin’s own Demi Holborn along with other talented locals. There were instrumentalists as well as vocalists and the ages ranged from 10 to 20years old. The artists performed to a full house. They were a supportive and encouraging audience and I’m sure that our local talent has gained in confidence. One remarkable young lady, Laura Sidney, is starring in Beauty and the Beast in Abergavenny. We wish them all every success and we hope that Demi’s new disc is selling well.