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An exclusive chance to observe a cello masterclass by Guy Johnston. See and hear a virtuoso teacher at work!  Students will be hand-picked by Guy and our classical music artistic director, Martin Gatt. Pieces will be accompanied by Tom Poster on piano.



Guy Johnston (cello) will be appearing with Magnus Johnston (violin) and Tom Poster (piano) for a beautiful chamber concert not to be missed!  Their programme will include:


 Beethoven Piano Trio No 5 in D Major, Op 70, No 1: 'Ghost Trio'

 Schumann Fantasiestücke Trio Op. 88

Guy Johnston Trio

Cello masterclass: Monday 5 May, 11.30am at Kingston Deverill Church

Concert Monday 5 May, 3pm at Kingston Deverill Church

Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation.  In addition to a busy and versatile career as an international soloist, chamber musician and guest principal, Guy is an inspiring leader of young musicians, himself BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000.  Guy has given a number of classes at various specialist music establishments and courses including Youth Music International Course in Oxford, Birmingham Conservartoire and Chetham's School of Music.

Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility, equally in demand as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire.  He won First Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition 2007, the Ensemble Prize at the Honens International Piano Competition 2009, and the keyboard sections of the Royal Over-Seas League and BBC Young Musician of the Year Competitions in 2000.  Tom features regularly on BBC Radio 3 as soloist and chamber musician, and appeared in both capacities at the BBC Proms in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

All members of the Aronowitz Ensemble, this trio have enjoyed appearances abroad at the Delft, Moritzburg, Spoleto, Gaia and Bad Kissingen Festivals as well as Cheltenham, Bath, and City of London Festivals at home with numerous musicians including Janine Janssen, Lawrence Power, Anthony Marwood, and with the Belcea, Endellion and Navarra String Quartets.

Magnus Johnston

Magnus Johnston began his musical education as a chorister in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, with which he toured all over the world. He won a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he studied with professor Wen Zhou Li, and then gained a scholarship to the RNCM where he studied with Dr Christopher Rowland.  He plays a Hieronymus II Amati violin, made possible by the incredible support of his parents and many other investors.

Tom Poster

The afternoon concert is generously sponsored by