|Busch Ensemble, UK/Netherlands, 2014|
Tour Dates: 11 December - 22 December, 2014
Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as the leading British piano trio among the new generation...
Omri Epstein, piano
Omri Epstein, piano
Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as the leading British piano trio among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the UK and Europe. Winners of the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition, the trio went on to win several prizes including 2nd prize and the recording prize at the 2012 Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition and the 3rd prize at the 2013 Pinerolo International Chamber Music Competition in Italy as well as the 2nd prize at the International Schumann Chamber Music Award in Frankfurt.
Since its formation in 2012 the trio has performed in places such as Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Two Moors Festival and Northern Chords Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Sage Gateshead, and in the Netherlands, France and Germany, Switzerland and Italy and Denmark. Their recent Wigmore Hall debut was received to critical acclaim and hailed as a “memorable performance showing The Busch Ensemble’s incredible unity, abundant facility and deep musical understanding”. Highlights of upcoming seasons include a tour of Scotland and collaborations with Michael Collins and Bruno Giuranna, recitals in Schumann Geselschaft Frankfurt, Southbank’s Purcell Room as well as a return to Wigmore Hall. Their much anticipated US debut tour in 2015 will include a performance at the Phillips Collection International Chamber Music Series in Washington DC.
As three soloists in their own right Omri Epstein, Mathieu van Bellen and Jonathan Bloxham won prizes in solo international competitions and among them are graduates of the UK leading musical schools and institutions. Brought together by a shared deep passion for chamber music and inspired by Mathieu’s possession of the “ex-Adolf Busch” J.B. Guadagnini violin (Turin, 1783), they have been recognized for their achievements and playing of “incredible verve”. The trio enjoys the support of the Tunnell Trust, the Kirckman Concert Society and the Park Lane Group as well as being awarded the MMSF Philharmonia Orchestra Ensemble Award. Most recently they have been selected for the prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship Programme, which will expose them to guidance and teaching from some of the world’s leading musicians.
"Incredible unity, abundant facility and deep musical understanding"
- Musical Pointers
"London-based group the Busch Ensemble gave a passionate performance of the Ravel Piano Trio, beautifully articulated and forcefully conveyed"
- The Strad