The Divertimento Piano Trio
Described as "Three brilliant musicians who take ensemble playing to a level where the whole is far greater than the sum of the three individual parts", the The Divertimento Piano Trio is an outstanding ensemble presenting over thirty concerts each year in the UK and on classical music cruises. Founded in 1997 by cellist Vicky Evans, it takes its name from the 18th century musical form of the divertimento with its connotation of entertainment and pleasure to the ear. Acclaimed
for innovative programming and dynamic
cellist, founded the Trio in 1997. She plays
in and manages a number of chamber ensembles and orchestras in Devon
runs Divertimento Entertainments.
This versatile ensemble not only performs the great classical masterpieces but less frequently heard gems of the repertoire. An infectious commitment in performance combined with an engaging stage presence has delighted audiences and attracted an enthusiastic following for The Divertimento Piano Trio.
Sample tracks from The Divertimento Piano Trio CD 'Light & Shade'
Mendelssohn - Scherzo from Piano Trio in D minor
Shostakovich - Gavotte from Three Duets
Some Sample Programmes
Robert Schumann's bi-centenary and focusing
on some of the composers who were closely associated with him
concert of strongly contrasting works, highlighting
some of the less familiar but highly appealing compositions for the
and the Waltz'
Light Music Soirees
Best of British'
The trio also perform programmes of words and music with actors on a variety of subjects.
The Trio offers pre-concert talks, chamber music coaching, workshops, masterclasses, student composition performances, competition adjudicating.
Divertimento Piano Trio CD - 'Light and Shade'
with the following tracks:-
Mendelssohn - Scherzo from Piano Trio in D minor, Niels Gade - Three Novelettes, Hubert Davies - Cader Idris, Frank Bridge - Miniatures, Elgar - Salut D'Amour, Shostakovich - Three Duets, Haydn - Gipsy Rondo, Clara Schumann - Allegretto from Piano Trio in G minor Op 17, Jacob Gade - Jealousy, Brahms - Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor.
"On my latest visit to Sussex I was delighted to attend an evening concert in St. Margaret's Church in Buxted performed by the Divertimento Piano Trio. From the first lovely notes of Haydn's whimsical Trio in C I knew I was really in for a rare treat. The trio struck the perfect balance between individual virtuosity and tight ensemble playing. Better still, the program covered a vast and interesting terrain--Haydn to Smetana via an extraordinary Eduardo Lalo trio I had not heard before with a brief detour into Schubert's intoxicatingly beautiful Notturno! Throughout, I was perched on the edge of my pew with my eyes closed and ears wide open." Frank Rusco, USA
"… a special artistry … I cannot praise and thank these three wonderful musicians for giving so much pleasure and making their music talk to me." Cynthia Carr - Chairman of All England Dance
always a joy to listen to The Divertimento Piano Trio, these gifted
musicians present wonderful concerts, communicating the obvious
enjoyment of their approach - making music with good friends. With
their attractive and beguiling personalities they have their audiences
hooked from the start. Programmes put together with flair and
imagination - a choice of music tailored perfectly to any setting. I
look forward to hearing the remarkable Divertimento Trio again very
'The D minor Mendelssohn Op
49 was a real joy with the brilliant piano part coming across in
sparkling fashion with the contrasting strings complimenting and
balancing every phrase with great skill and sensitivity'
programme...superbly performed...enthusiastic appreciation...we will be
inviting you back very soon
'Three brilliant musicians
who take ensemble
playing to a level where the whole is far greater than the sum of the
three individual parts'
Photographs by Kim Sayer and Justine Navarro