Award-winning musician set to perform in Rickmansworth

An award-winning pianist is set to perform in Rickmansworth tonight (July 7) as he returns to the scene of his first triumph.

Julian Trevelyan, 17, won the Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year award in 2014 and has since been awarded major prizes at several international competitions. He will perform at the Three Rivers Music Society concert as a member of Symphonia Academica, a highly regarded ensemble led by Peter Bussereau, principal violinist with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In 2015, Julian was the youngest ever winner in the piano section of the Concours International Long-Thibaud-Crespin competition in Paris, and last year he was runner-up in the Kissingen Piano Olympics in Germany.

The St Albans teen is currently studying in Paris but he has also been performing throughout Europe with a number of leading orchestras, including the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

The concert programme will include the Piano Quartet in G Minor Op.25 by Brahms, which is seen as one of the highest achievements of romantic piano quartet writing. The ensemble will also perform string trios by Schubert and Beethoven, Busoni’s Toccata and a short modern composition, Lacuna, by US composer Adam Roberts.

The other members of Symphonia Academica performing at the concert are Ania Ullman (viola) and Julia Graham (cello), who have also played with leading London orchestras.

The concert will be held at the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth, and will begin at 7.30pm (20-minute pre-concert talk from 7pm). Tickets are £16 on the door for non-members. Free entry to those under 25.

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