St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Anern Trio

Tuesday, 20 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Anern Trio

Lisa Ueda – violin
Ian Byrne Brito – viola
Nigel Blomiley – cello

W A Mozart

Divertimento in E flat major for string trio, K563

  i. Allegro

 ii. Adagio

iii. Menuetto (Allegro) - Trio

iv. Andante

 v. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio 1 - Trio 2

 vi. Allegro

Formed in 2014, the Anern Trio combines, as have ensembles like the Guarneri Quartet, young energy and enthusiasm with the wisdom of experience. Prize-winning violinist Lisa Ueda and her partner, violist Ian Byrne Brito, have joined forces with the noted cellist, Nigel Blomiley. The trio has already performed at several venues in London and the home counties, including Forty Hall and a residency at Kenwood House and is now commencing concerts nationally and planning for performances abroad.

Lisa Ueda works regularly in Europe and Asia as a solo violinist and recitalist. Recent performance venues include St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly, St George's Bristol, Teatro Verde Italy, Symphony Hall Japan, Izumi Hall Japan, and Festival Hall Japan. Also a vibrant chamber musician, Lisa performs with colleagues and mentors alike in festivals throughout the season; you can hear her in action as part of the professorial team at British Isles Music Festival, Ueda/Rinaldo Duo and the Anern String Trio.

Ian Byrne Brito has developed a successful international performing career as a chamber violist, making appearances in Europe and Asia's most distinguished concert halls and festivals, including Barbican Centre in London, Beijing's National Centre for the Arts and Suntory Hall Tokyo amongst others. His commitment to educating the new generation of string players has led him to become a Trustee at London's Youth Music Centre and teach a selected class at Highgate School. A man of many interests and a particular passion for antique string instruments, Ian was appointed Manager at Stringers of London in 2015.

Nigel Blomiley is one of the most distinguished principal cellists in the country. Pierre Fournier, with whom he studied, described his playing as "very musical" and "creating a marvelous atmosphere". Bernard Greenhouse described him as "a damn fine cellist". Largely self taught, Nigel did not begin any musical training until he was fourteen, six years later he was playing professionally and soon established himself as a principal player in the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra. From 1981-2005 he was principal cellist of the BBC Concert Orchestra with whom we toured globally. He worked with the broadest spectrum of artists from the likes of Sir Charles Mackerras and Yehudi Menuhin to Sir Cliff Richard and Dionne Warwick. He also featured regularly as a soloist with the Orchestra in many major UK venues for both radio and television. He has a serious commitment to developing and nurturing musical talent in young people, and has held long-term appointments at Chetham's School of Music and the Purcell School. He has also worked as a guest tutor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was cello sectional tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales for a number of years and has held a similar post for Essex Youth Orchestra for thirty years.

Formed in 2014, the Anern Trio combines, as have ensembles like the Guarneri Quartet, young energy and enthusiasm with the wisdom of experience. Prize-winning violinist Lisa Ueda and her partner Ian Byrne Brito have joined forces with noted cellist Nigel Blomiley to form a dynamic ensemble which performs the Masterworks from the Classical period, including some rarities, through to the present day, with works written specifically for them. The Trio has already performed at a variety of venues in London and the Home Counties, including Forty Hall, and is now resident at Kenwood House. Future plans include more concerts nationwide and performances abroad.