Concert 5

18 February 2024

Thistle Trio

Pawel Jaworski (clarinets)   Gaynor Gowman (oboe/cor anglais)   Laura Cioffi (flutes)

The Thistle Trio is a Scottish based wind  ensemble that recently emerged from the friendship and passion of three musicians wishing to share their music in an interactive and inclusive way across all ages and backgrounds.

Enthusiastic, friendly, passionate and approachable musicians, Laura, Gaynor and Pawel have played together over the last seven years in a variety of orchestral and chamber music settings. All three were trained in the UK (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier, Trinity College) and abroad (France, Poland, Germany). They all regularly freelance across Scotland with the professional orchestras (RSNO, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, SCO, London Concertante, Scottish Concert Orchestra) and are also guests internationally with orchestras (Italy, Malta, Russia, Spain).

Outside their performing activities, Laura, Gaynor and Pawel are all passionate and dedicated tutors, teaching across various schools in the Borders, Edinburgh City, Angus, Glasgow City and in England, as well as with Sistema Scotland coaching hundreds of young people to develop their musical talents.

Tonight s programme will include

Beethoven: Trio in C Major op.87 (arranged for oboe, flute and clarinet)
Edvard Grieg: ‘Morning Mood’ from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Beethoven: Variations on ‘La ci darem la mano’
Holst: Terzetto for flute, oboe and clarinet
Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento for wind trio Op 37
Keith Atmos: Trifolium
Paul de Wailly: Aubade
Schubert: The Trout Gustav
Bizet: Carmen extracts
interspersed with –
– a selection of Scottish music for flute/piccolo, oboe/cor anglais and bass clarinet:
   The Thistle Song, Loch Lomond, Skye Boat Song
– favourite film music from John Williams (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones)

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