Outstanding piano trio’s Campbeltown date

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The international Kapten Trio hopes to entrance a Kintyre Music Club Audience.

The current Enterprise Music Scotland residency ensemble formed of Estonian pianist Kristi Kapten, Yorkshire violinist Rachel Spencer and cellist Duncan Strachan from the West Highlands met while graduate students at the Royal Conservatoire in 2011.

They will play a Campbeltown set next Friday, November 16, at 7.30pm in the Lorne and Lowland Church Old Hall.

They have developed a reputation as one of the top piano trios in the UK, known for their energetic, passionate and exciting performances.

Kristi is a prize-winning Estonian pianist. She studied under a full scholarship, with Fali Pavri, at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow.

In 2011, Kristi won 1st prize in the II Tallinn International Piano Competition and  has performed with several orchestras and given recitals in many countries, including Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Finland and Lithuania.

Rachel enjoys a wide-ranging freelance career as a solo violinist and chamber musician.

Rachel is in demand as a concerto soloist and she has appeared at festivals across Europe and on broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London.

Passionate about music education, Rachel has been an artist for outreach scheme Live Music Now since 2011, a position which has seen her lead music education projects across the UK, Denmark and the Middle East.

Duncan studied at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh before going on to read music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford where he graduated with a double first class honours.

Duncan has appeared at festivals including BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival and SOUND Festival, and has featured in broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland.

In 2015 he took up the position of artistic director at the Loch Shiel Spring Festival.

Their programme will include Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich.