The Mithras Trio, formed of Ionel Manciu, violin; Leo Popplewell, cello; and Dominic Degavino, piano, features two former finalists of the Competition. In 2019, they were the ROSL Annual Music Competition String & Keyboard Ensemble Winners and they are BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for 2021-2023. On Friday 9 November, they return to ROSL to launch their debut album with Linn Records, ‘EROS’, at the Royal Over-Seas League. They will be in the Princess Alexandra Hall at 18.30 and will perform music from the CD by Frank Bridge, Helen Grime, Iván Eröd and Alberto Ginastera. This will be followed by a drinks reception.
Come to hear about the early days of music at the BBC, when 78s were the Hi-Fi of the day! Join us for wine and cheese at St Dunstan’s Church to accompany a fascinating talk by Jeremy Summerly, Artistic Director of the Mayfield Festival. Jeremy has worked for BBC Radio for over 40 years, in roles ranging from sound engineer to presenter and specialist music contributor. As members of the Mayfield Festival choir know well, Jeremy is a treasure trove of musical knowledge and will create a highly entertaining evening with clips and images from the archives. By buying a ticket, you will be supporting opportunities for young professional musicians at the upcoming Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition at Mayfield Festival in early May 2024.