Tre Voci Cello Trio
A musical evening with the multi-talented, award-winning cello trio, Tre Voci
Cello ensemble Tre Voci is made up of Norwegian cellist Torun Saeter Stavseng and British cellists/composers Gregor Riddell and Colin Alexander. All experienced soloists/chamber instrumentalists, Tre Voci play music ranging from transcriptions of medieval and renaissance vocal music to contemporary commissions including the use of electronics and improvisation.
At the Ebenezer, they will present a stunning programme focusing on the religious and secular works of John Dunstable, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez and William Byrd alongside new commissions by Russian, British and Dutch composers as well as pieces by ensemble members. The concert will also feature the music of J.S.Bach juxtaposed by moments of improvisation.
In 2010, Norwegian cellist Torun Saeter Stavseng, was awarded the Swedish Royal Academy of Music honorary prize. and given the principal cellist position of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra where she worked until 2012.
Solo appearances include Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Oslo Camerata. Other prizes and awards include RWE Dea Kulturpreis, Oslo Camerata soloist competition, KMA Jernaaker stipend and Fegersten Price.
Gregor Riddell is a cellist, composer and curator active in a diverse range of musical projects. He has performed at major European concert halls and is currently a resident artist at the Union Chapel.
Recent commissions include the London Contemporary Orchestra, a double cello concerto premiered in La Paz in Bolivia and a work for Asamisimasa Ensemble premiered at Borealis Festival in Norway.
Born into a family of musicians, Colin Alexander studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has completed a Masters in Composition at the Royal College of Music.
Notable appearances have included Brahms’ Double Concerto at St James’ Piccadilly, Debussy’s Cello Sonata at King’s Place.Colin has also appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (including ‘cello no.4 in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras for eight ‘cellos and soprano), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and as co-principal in the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.