Borders Trio (clarinet, violin and piano) have been performing as a professional chamber ensemble since their formation in 2014.
Alumni of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, they have delivered - to critical acclaim - recitals and lunchtime concerts across South-West England and Wales.
Borders Trio are passionate about disseminating their unusual repertoire and love to explore ambitious musical projects.
“ "Simple wonderful" ”
— Audience member at Rhymney Valley Music Club,
“ Absolutely sparkling, brilliant and great energy! ”
— Music In New Radnor music society,
“ "Outstanding empathy and creativity in music-making" ”
— Audience member of St Donat's Art Centre (Cafe Concerts),
In 2015, composer Alison Doubleday wrote a 'Suite' for Borders, which sparked a new music concert series. By late 2016, the trio had premiered six unpublished works (including pieces by Peter Reynolds and Richard Jackson) and continue to seek out and perform new music.
Music and poetry were merged with 'Re-telling The Soldier's Tale', which debuted at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2016, when Borders took the classic Stravinsky suite for clarinet, violin and piano and restored its dramatic narrative. A review of its first performance can be seen here.
Since late 2016, Borders Trio have also been working for the charity 'Reminiscence Learning', delivering themed and interactive concerts to dementia care groups and playing in hospital wards and foyers in Bristol.
Borders will be joined by cellist Kirsten Miller (Pegbox, Triptych Trio) as they embark on Messiaen's epic war-time work. We are aiming to perform this amazing piece in 2019 and are currently looking for suitable unusual and site-specific venues - a project in progress!