The Trio are dedicated to building and contributing to a number of educational programmes – seeking to familiarise young people with classical and contemporary music, and to inspire young musicians on their own paths by providing coaching and opportunities for their own performance.
Working with CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, and Wigmore Learning, the Trio present interactive performances for a wide range of age groups in schools and concert halls. They have led projects for the Florestan Trio’s Peasmarsh Festival and have been regular visitors to Queen’s University, Belfast, giving workshops for ensembles, instrumentalists and composers at graduate and post-graduate level.
Bookings for tailor-made workshop events, or pre-concert talks for adult audiences, can be arranged with the Trio in conjunction with a recital in your local area.
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‘Chamber Music 2000’ – New Music for a New Generation!
‘Chamber Music 2000’ is an initiative set up by the Schubert Ensemble with 16 years of experience in commissioning British composers to write technically accessible but musically distinctive repertoire for young musicians and amateurs. Their collection now comprises around 55 pieces, ranging in difficulty from Grade 2 to Diploma level, with scores easily accessible online through Cadenza Music.
Since 2006 the Trio has worked in the capacity of Associate Ensemble to the scheme and since pianist, Annabelle Lawson, was made Artistic Director in 2011, they now have even greater involvement and responsibility for its future. Together they have curated a number of high-profile showcase events – including concerts at London’s Southbank Centre, Kings Place and the Bridgewater Hall, with a collaborative performance with students from the Junior Academy featuring on their BBC Radio 3 broadcast in 2012.
Through their work with Chamber Music 2000 they have coached and performed alongside chamber groups from institutions including the Yehudi Menuhin School, Chetham’s, Purcell School, the Junior Academy and Junior Guildhall and Yorkshire Young Musicians, as well as from private and state primary and secondary schools across the country.
Reactions to Lawson Trio Workshops:
Just had to let you know what a terrific afternoon we've had today! The girls from the Lawson Trio were delightful and so talented. They immediately developed a relationship with the children - who were in absolute awe of them - which was lovely to see because most of them will never have heard that kind of musIc before - particularly live. I am so glad that I went in - I just wouldn't have appreciated how fabulous it was if I hadn't been there.
Nook Lane Junior School
Music in the Round Tour