The Annual
1st December 2009 at 7-00pm

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Lyon String Trio 

Considered one of the most promising young chamber ensembles in Europe today, the Lyon String Trio brings together three musicians whose passion and energy have captured both audiences and presenters alike.  Founded in 2005 at the Ravinia Music Festival in Chicago, the group’s commitment to chamber music rests both in diverse programming, education, and outreach programs.

The trio has received lessons from leading artists such as Miriam Fried, Ida Kavafian and has performed with renowned musicians including Leon Fleisher, Kim Kashkashian, Antoine Tamestit and Yo Yo Ma.  During the summer of 2007, the trio was ensemble in residence at the “Les Recontres Musicales de Leotoing” in France and in October, their debut tour of Holland and Belgium was an outstanding success, garnering enthusiastic reviews and a host of other invitations.

French violinist Julien Dieudegard graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with first prizes in both violin and chamber music. From 1997-2001 he continued studies in the USA with Eduard Schmeider at SMU University in Dallas Texas, and with Salvatore Accardo in Cremona, Italy. Julien has been awarded top prizes at various international competitions including the “Georges Pretre” in Douai, “Romano Romanini” in Brescia and “Josef Szigeti” in Budapest.  Julien is also the recipient of the Natexis-Banque Populaire award in France and is supported by the “Association Francaise d’Action Artistique”. 

Belgian/Israeli violist Nathan Braude, studied both in the USA and in Europe with Kim Kashkashian, Carol Roland and Nobuko Imai.  Nathan has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including most recently 2nd Prize at the 11th Brahms competition in Austria. Nathan has performed at leading music festivals including the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and also the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.  He is currently Principal violist of the Limburg Symphony Orchestra in Maastricht Holland.

Australian cellist, Martin Smith, studied at the Sydney Conservatorium with Susan Blake and Uzi Wiesel.  Martin currently studies in Florence with Natalia Gutman and has appeared as soloist throughout Europe with recent performances including concertos with the Plymouth Symphony and a tour of Denmark with the Esbjerg Ensemble.  Martin has recorded for ABC.FM, 2MBS.FM, Deutsche Radio and BBC3.  Martin’s studies in Europe have been generously supported by the Australia Council, Marten Bequest, Australian Music Foundation, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the DAAD. Upcoming performances include a tour of Japan and China as soloist with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lyon and his debut in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The Lyon String Trio maintains a strong interest in new music and has commissioned upcoming German and French composers to write works specifically for the group.   2008/09 performances include concerts in France and Austria, debuts in the Philharmonie [Berlin], the Concertgebouw [Amsterdam] and a recording for Deutsche Radio Köln.

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