Aquinas Piano Trio concert in Derby

Described by Gramophone as, ‘spot-on in interpretative instinct’, the Aquinas Piano Trio has established itself over the last five years as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups.

Their continuing support of contemporary music sees premieres of new works by Thomas Hyde and Rob Keeley during their 2016/17 season.

They will be performing music by Haydn, Chopin and Dvorak at Derby High School’s Devonshire Room on February 2, at 7pm.

Violinist Ruth Rogers, who studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Herman Krebbers, is in demand as soloist, leader, and chamber musician. She graduated from the RCM in 2001 and was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal – the college’s highest accolade.

She has an impressive list of awards and has performed as a soloist at such prestigious venues as The Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s Smith Square.Ruth has played to orphans, landmine victims and malaria patients in refugee camps on the Thailand-Burma border.

Katherine Jenkinson, a former pupil at Derby High School, is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading cellists, specialising in solo and chamber music.

Chamber music is a key part of Katherine’s musical life.

Martin Cousin is regarded as one of the most exceptional pianists of his generation, having been awarded first prize at the 2005 Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition and Gold Medal at the 2003 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

Tickets are £15 (students £5) from the  box office@derbyhigh.derby.sch.uk or 01332 514267 or http://www.bitly/DHSConcertSeries