Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm / Main House


(part of the Alnwick Music Society 2019-2020 Season)


Mathieu van Bellen (violin), Ori Epstein (cello), Omri Epstein (piano)

Haydn                 Piano Trio in A major, Hob XV:18

Shostakovich  Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor, op. 67

Schubert           Piano Trio in E flat, D929


Piano Trios from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by Haydn, Schubert and Shostakovich are played by the excellent Busch Trio. Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across Europe.

Since its formation in London in 2012 the Trio has developed an extensive performing schedule across Europe’s leading concert halls and festivals.

The Trio are recording, to critical acclaim, all the chamber music for piano and strings by Dvorak. Their debut CD of Dvorak’s trios received critical acclaim, with a 5-star review in the Diapason magazine.

“…what impressed most was the group’s effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack. The threesome even seemed to be breathing in synch.”

The Times (after their Wigmore Hall performance)

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm

Full Price: £16.50 | Adult (19-30): £6.00 | Child (Under 18): Free

Cast & Creatives

2019-20 Season

Alnwick Music Society is delighted to be back at the Playhouse for the remaining five concerts in our 2019-20 season.

Musical highlights include Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet, Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Trio and Franck’s Violin Sonata, as well as works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Scarlatti, Prokofiev,  Fauré and Mendelssohn, to name but a few.

There are two wonderful pianists. I have heard Dinara Klinton twice and have been impressed on both occasions. Born in the Ukraine but living in the UK, she was a pianist in this year’s Leeds Piano Competition. Alasdair Beatson has a growing reputation as a soloist and accompanist. He has been a regular performer with the Royal Northern Sinfonia this season, playing with the orchestra but also in chamber recitals.

We also have a quality young Piano Trio, the Busch Trio, who were top class when they came to Morpeth.

The excellent Sacconi Quartet, who have been together as a group since 2001, will play music by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

We are also thrilled to have a brilliant string player, Lawrence Power, who will play the violin as well as the viola in a programme of romantic music, accompanied by Simon Crawford-Phillips.

Mike Alexander, Chairman of Alnwick Music Society

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.