We are pleased to welcome Lavina Trio for their WACIDOM lunchtime concert on Saturday 6th May at 12:30 pm.
Formed at the Royal Northern College of Music in October 2015, the Lavena Trio consists of Lily (flute), Jess (viola) and Chloe (harp). The Lavena Trio will be playing:
Arthur Foote – At Dusk
Marcel Granjany – Rhapsodie for harp
Granville Bantock – Hamabdil
Claude Debussy – Syrinx
Traditional Welsh – Dacw ‘Nghariah
J S Bach – Prelude from Suite No. 3 in C Major
Camille Saint-Saëns – The Swan
Christopher Steel – Trio
Lily Caunt – Flute
Born and brought up in the Scottish Borders, Lily began her musical life there before moving to St. Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh. She went on to study for a BA in Music at the University of Bristol, graduating with first class honours in July 2013. She is currently studying for a Master of Music (Performance) at the RNCM, where she studies flute with Laura Jellicoe and Paul Edmund-Davies and piccolo with Rosie Lock.
Lily is delighted to be supported in her postgraduate studies by the Dewar Arts Awards, The Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, McGlashan Charitable Trust and the RNCM’s Pat Barney Bursary. During her time at the RNCM, Lily has enjoyed participating in the orchestras and ensembles of the college. Highlights include playing principal flute in the RNCM Chamber Orchestra and playing at the Wigmore Hall, London, with the RNCM New Ensemble. As well as larger ensembles, Lily enjoys playing chamber music and is currently a member of two ensembles – the Lavena Trio (flute, viola and cello) and Tula Flutes (flute ensemble). Lily enjoys teaching and working in an outreach capacity, bringing music to as many people as possible – she hopes to combine this with performance in her future career.
Chloe Roberts – Harp
Chloe Roberts is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Music at the RNCM where she studies with Eira Lynn Jones. Chloe has won many prizes at the Welsh Eisteddod Festivals, most notable winning First Prize at the Cerdd Dant Festival in 2014 and Frist Prize in Composition at the Urdd Eiteddfod. Whilst studying at the RNCM Chloe was selected as principal harp for the Symphony Orchestra, performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Jac van Steen, and last term performed at the Wigmore hall with the RNCM chamber orchestra.
Elzbieta Was – Cello
Elzbieta Was began playing cello at the age of six in Warsaw, before moving to Scotland at the age of ten where she attended the junior academy of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is currently in her final year at the RNCM, studying with the world-renowned cellist Eduardo Vassallo, principal cellist of CBSO. A keen orchestral player, Ela has performed with many professional and youth orchestras throughout the UK, such as Orion Chamber Orchestra, Crescent Orchestra, and Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. Ela toured China in summer 2015 as part of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, with performances at the Shanghai Grand Theatra, Beijing Concert Hall, and Tianjin Grand Theatre. Ela has also played with all of the major RNCM ensembles, including being selected as principal cellist performing Beethoven’s Symphonies. In 2014 Ela and Chloe Roberts established the Athea Duo, which performs a variety of music including own arrangements of folk songs from Poland, Scotland, and Wales. In 2016 Lily Caunt joined Ela and Chloe to form Lavena Trio.