Rosalind Ventris (viola)
Matthew Featherstone (flute)
Anneke Hodnett (harp)
“All's changed, changed utterly.....” music from the Belle Epoque stands in sharp contrast to works written in the shadow of war
Ravel Sonatine en trio
Fauré Après un rêve Op.7/1
Debussy Children's Corner, arr. Salzedo
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, arr. Silverthorne
Couperin La Superbe
Winners of the Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble in the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition, Trio Anima was formed in 2006 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then they have been delighting audiences with their distinctive combination of flute, viola and harp. They enjoyed early success in competitions; in 2007 they were First Prize Winners at the Camac Harps Chamber Ensemble Competition and finalists in the ROSL Ensemble Competition.
The trio has performed widely across the UK and further afield. On the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, they enjoyed a series of concerts at music clubs around the UK. A highly successful tour of France included performances in Paris, Pithivers and the Orléans Conservatoire. Reports of this tour described their performance as "daring, audacious and simply magnificent". They were also Live Music Now Artists, and were awarded a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Following a 2008 residency at Aldebugh with Dr. David Dolan, the trio continues to work on classical improvisation, often including this in their concerts. They perform regularly in London, including venues such as King's Place Gallery, Bishopsgate Institute, LSO St. Luke's and The Nave.
Trio Anima has a strong commitment to expanding the repertoire for their ensemble, premiering works by composers such as Francisco Coll and Sasha Siem. The trio’s interest in contemporary music was reflected in a recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields for their New Music Series, and performances at the Royal Opera House as part of the innovative “Operashots” series. They performed Sofia Gubaidulina's Garten Von Freuden Und Traurigkeiten, in the BBC Composers Festival: the composer was present at this concert and hailed the performance as "marvellous!"