Francesca Barritt — Violin
Morwenna Del Mar — Cello
Yshani Perinpanayagam — Piano
Over the last decade the Del Mar Piano Trio has established itself as a versatile and captivating ensemble of the highest calibre. Formed in 2005 at the Royal Academy of Music, the trio quickly gained recognition, winning the Harry Isaacs and John Ireland prizes, and has since thrilled audiences at festivals and music societies across the country. In 2011 the trio toured the UK with Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, performing it with Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, Stamford Chamber Orchestra and Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra, under conductors Ben Palmer, Jacques Cohen and Robin Newton.
Known for its innovative programming, the trio draws on its experience to perform both well-loved masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven and lesser-known gems including those by Sally Beamish, Frank Martin and Rebecca Clarke. As keen exponents of new music, they have recorded Three Conversations by composer Matthew Brown, and collaborated with the Rambert Dance Company's 2016 Music Fellow Quinta, and dancer Hannah Rudd, on an improvisation project, culminating in a performance in late 2016.
Outside of the trio the members all have busy careers in their own right, as soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral players. Francesca is a member of the City of London Sinfonia, Morwenna is a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Yshani is Company Pianist with the Rambert Orchestra (Rambert Dance Company). Francesca and Morwenna often play together as leader and principal cello of the Covent Garden Sinfonia, and performed the Brahms Double Concerto together with three different orchestras throughout 2015 and 2016.
The trio has received coaching from such renowned international chamber musicians as Levon Chilingirian and Michael Dussek, and, as participants of ChamberStudio at Kings Place, from Susan Tomes, Anthony Marwood and David Waterman.
Recent engagements include a collaborative performance with Rambert Dance Company, a repeat concert at the Aberystwyth Music Club, and a recital as part of Bob and Elizabeth Boas's 'Music at Mansfield Street' concert series.
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— Chipping Sodbury Music Society