Sunday, 4 March 2018

7.30pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Bausor Higham Tomes Flute Trio


Trio in G minor, op 63


Variations on 'Trockne Blumen', D.802 (flute and piano)


Pohadka (cello and piano)






Juliette Bausor – flute

Philip Higham –cello

Susan Tomes – piano


Three superb musicians come together to form a flute trio and they will be playing a delightful concert of trios and duos.


 Juliette Bausor was principal flute of the Royal Northern Sinfonia until she moved to be principal’flute at the London Philharmonis Orchestra in 2016.  In 2014 Juliette was selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation as an ECHO ‘Rising Star’, which has led to solo recitals at some of Europe’s most prestigious concert venues including, Het Concertgebouw, , Budapest ‘Palace of Arts’, Vienna Musikverein, Stockholm Konserthus, L’Auditori Barcelona, Konzerthaus Dortmund, , Sage Gateshead and London Barbican .One of the finest flautists in Britain today.


Philip Higham is an old friend of Kelso who has played in several concerts here in recent times in trios and duos and in a memorable Trout Quintet,his last visit being with the Benyounes Quartet in Schubert’s Quintet.  He is now the principal cello in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  He has made beautiful recordings of Bach and Britten’s solo suites.


Susan Tomes is an outstanding pianist, who has published four books on music.  Something of a legend in the world of chamber music, receiving two of music's most prestigious awards, the Royal Philharmonic Society' Award 2000 and the Cobbett Medal 2013 - an award made annually since 1924 to many of our greatest contributors to chamber music from Elgar and Vaughan Williams to Steven Isserlis and Trevor Pinnock.  Playing with the Domus Piano quartet, the Florestan Piano Trio and the Gaudier Ensemble, she made fifty recordings for Hyperion and has received two Gramophone Awards in 1985 and 1995 together with the Classic CD Award in 1999.

Northern Sinfonia’s exceptional principal flautist Juliette Bausor takes the soloist’s role. She handles the long-breathed lines with ease and spiritedly engages with the bass trombone…
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian (Nielsen Flute Concerto) Royal Northern Sinfonia/ Zehetmair
Philip Higham is undoubtedly one of the most impressive young British cellists I have heard in a decade, possessing that rare combination of refined technique with subtle and expressive musicianship….he has all the qualities of a world-class artist.
The Strad Wigmore Hall June 2011
“There are few pianists on the stage today – and none in piano trios that I can think of – who can touch Tomes for technique, sound, tonal palette, dynamic control and general musical sensitivity.”
Ann Arbor News, USA, Oct 2006

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