Da Vinci Piano Trio / (violin, cello, piano)
The Da Vinci Piano Trio is well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing.
In addition to the established repertoire, the trio attracts many new commissions, including works by Beamish, Hellawell and by Weisenberg (performed at the Edinburgh International Festival 2009).
Recent performances of note include festivals such as Glasgow, Dartington, Sound Festival (Aberdeen), and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
Anthony Moffat, violin
Anthony was founder member of both the Duke String Quartet and the Borante Piano Trio.
He has led many internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Concert and Hallé Orchestras, as well as the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
He has been leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera since 2001.
Robert Irvine, cello
Robert has been principal cello with many internationally acclaimed orchestras, including the Britten Pears Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.
He was a founder member of the Brindisi Quartet with which he toured and broadcast extensively. This year sees him continuing his work with the Red Note Ensemble, specialising in contemporary repertoire.
He has recorded several CDs, including the complete cello works of Sally Beamish for BIS, Cello works of Giles Swayne and Rachmaninov/Schostakovich Sonatas for Delphian, to high critical acclaim, including being chosen as CD of the month in Gramophone magazine.
Mario Montore, piano
Mario Montore was born in Cosenza in 1985. As a solo performer, he has won over forty national and international competitions. He has already taken part in more than three hundred concerts as a soloist, with orchestra and in chamber ensembles in Italy and abroad (Switzerland, Spain, Holland, Romania, Japan, etc). He recently held a Master Class in Chamber Music at the Musical Academy of Kurayoshi (Japan). He has worked with many musicians such as Angelo Persichilli, Andrea Oliva, Boris Belkin, Wolfgang Marschner, Rocco Filippini, Lion Shanbadal, Antonio Pappano, etc. He is the Artistic Director of the “Goffredo Petrassi” Association. He is delighted to be continuing his association with Tony and Robert of the Da Vinci Trio.
Mid Argyll Arts Association tour 2016
2nd November: Islay, Bridgend Hotel
4th November: Kintyre, Lorne and Lowland Church Hall, Longrow, Campbeltown
5th November: Ardrishaig Public Hall
6th November: Oban, St John’s Cathedral
13th November: Dunoon