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The Kell Wind Trio

Alastair Roberts (flute)

Geoffrey Smith (clarinet)

Ian Harvey (bassoon)

The Kell Wind Trio has gained a reputation for giving lively and informative concerts which include music of many different styles and genres – from music of the Baroque to accessible music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Trio is named after the pioneering English instrumentalist Reginald Kell, who was the first clarinettist to use vibrato in orchestral concerts.

Alistair Roberts (flute)

Alastair Roberts plays regularly with a number of orchestras in the Manchester area including the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra and the Cheshire Sinfonia.  He is a member of several chamber groups that perform throughout the North West of England including the Telemann Baroque Ensemble.

Geoffrey Smith (clarinet)

Geoffrey Smith has been principal clarinet of the Stockport Symphony Orchestra since its inception in 1975. He also plays regularly as principal clarinet with both Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra and Cheshire Sinfonia. He has also appeared many times as soloist with these and other orchestras.

Ian Harvey (bassoon)

Ian Harvey was a Junior Exhibitioner at London’s Royal Academy of Music. His musical commitments include the position of principal bassoon with the Stockport Symphony Orchestra.  He runs his own business repairing woodwind instruments.

Peter Collier (harpsichord)

Peter Collier is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Manchester University and has a high reputation as a harpsichordist, musicologist and instrument maker.  For over twenty years he was the director of the Oxford Baroque Summer School.  He remains their librarian, having built up a library of several thousand music scores.  In 1980 he founded the Telemann Baroque Ensemble, a group that performs regularly for music societies and festivals.

Programme

London Trio No.1

Haydn

Trio

Auric

La Volta

Byrd

Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home

Byrd

Flute Sonata in A minor

Telemann

Praeludium

Järnefelt

Louisen Polka

Smetan

  INTERVAL

Chanson de Matin

Elgar

Suite for Wind Trio

Tansman

The Regina Galliard

Bull

The Frog’s Galliard

Dowland

Sonata in G major for clarinet, bassoon and continuo

Quantz

Rage Over a Lost Penny Op.129

Beethoven

Lustige Musikanten

Mainzer

Allegro

Offenbach