The Avalon Trio

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    About Avalon

    The Avalon Trio was formed while its members were all pupils at the Purcell School where they were awarded the Contemporary Music Prize. They were under the tutelage of Dr Richard Jenkinson. They are fortunate to have received further guidance performing in masterclasses with members of the Carducci Quartet, Garfield Jackson and Dragos Dimitriu. Since September 2023, the trio are undergraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music where they study chamber with Andrew West. They have been privileged to perform in venues including South Hill Park, Birmingham University’s Elgar Concert Hall and Wigmore Hall.

    The Avalon Trio (comprising Benji Lock, Seb Williams and Louis Solon) performed a magnificent recital at St George's Hanover Square on Tuesday 14 November 2023. Their programme featured a dazzling array of some of the really great chamber repertoire, including Hadyn's Gypsy Rondo Trio, Rachmaninoff's Trio Élegiaque no. 1 and the mighty Tchaikovsky Trio. The three individual artists each demonstrated a profoundly fine level of musicality, coupled with the assured virtuosic technique demanded by this highly complex and impressive programme. The audiences applause was rapturous, including an enthusiastic standing ovation at the end. Clearly the Avalon Trio is an ensemble to watch!

    Marc Corbett-Weaver

    I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Avalon Trio at St George's Church, Hannover Square, hosted by the London Firebird Orchestra, on 14 November 2023.

    I am most impressed by the performance, as were my friends who attended. Despite their young age, Louis Solon (violin), Seb Williams (cello) and Benji Lock (piano) are of an accomplished professional standard. I would happily listen to recordings of them performing core repertoire. It doesn't get any better than this. Their playing achieved a great balance between technical mastery (of difficult repertoire) and emotional expression. These young men have a bright future ahead of them.

    Michael Manning Clark
    (Trustee of the London Firebird Orchestra)