Daniel Tong’s London Bridge Piano Trio – one of this country’s leading chamber groups – featured two of the finest quartets and a trio from the pens of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Daniel Tong, David Adams, and Kate Gould with Douglas Paterson, viola, demonstrated superb ensemble playing which was completely attuned to the spirit of the music and its emotional depth and incredible variety. They vividly brought to life the range of musical characters and moods. Superlatives to adequately describe the playing of these musicians escape me! We were quite literally transported onto another planet.
No expert knowledge was needed to enjoy the magical programme – just the ability to relax and be entranced by the sheer skill of both performers and composers in the calm, friendly atmosphere of St. John’s Church.
Mozart – Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in C minor, Op 66
Dvořák – Quartet in E flat Op87