Haydn: Piano Trio in C, Hob. XV:27
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Peter Cropper was born in Southport, Lancashire. He comes from a musical family; his grandfather was Leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and his uncle Principal viola player in the BBC Philharmonic for thirty-five years. At the age of thirteen he won a music scholarship to Uppingham School and whilst there joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where he met his wife to be, Nina Martin. He continued his violin studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London with his future father-in-law, David Martin. He won numerous prizes there including the prize for the best final year recital. He also founded the now internationally acclaimed Lindsay String Quartet of which he has been the Leader for over thirty years.
Moray Welsh had the unique experience of studying for two years at the Moscow Conservatoire under the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Born near Edinburgh, while still a student at York University the quality of his playing was recognised by Benjamin Britten, who then arranged an introduction to Rostropovich. Since then he has pursued a distinguished and varied career as soloist, chamber musician and Principal cellist. In Britain he has played several times at the Proms, in all the major concert halls and with all the key symphony orchestras. He has toured abroad as a soloist with several British orchestras and has appeared as a soloist in Scandinavia, Europe, Russia, the USA, and the Far East.
Martin Roscoe performs as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over the world. As a concerto soloist, Martin has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors and has performed with orchestras across Europe and further afield South Africa, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
In the UK, Martin has performed with all the major orchestras, developing strong links with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, with whom has given over 80 performances, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. A close relationship with the BBC has led to over 400 broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and invitations to perform at the BBC Proms on 6 occasions. As a recitalist Martin performs in the UK at the Wigmore Hall each season and has given recitals in South America, Australia, the Lebanon and across Europe.