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Metamorphoses


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Metamorphoses are an exciting trio, formed in 2016 by Jean Johnson (clarinet), Roeland Jagers (viola) and Ilona Timchenko (piano). Immediately they received invitations from The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain.

 
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Biography

Although the basis for this trio is obviously Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, the trio are also strong advocates of contemporary music and this year will see the commission of a new work, written for them specially. 

Jean Johnson is an international collaborator in chamber music programs and as such has played in some of world's finest venues, notably the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, and the Esplanade Singapore. As a soloist, she has been featured playing concertos with the Singapore Symphony, the Wuhan Symphony (China), and with the Meadows Chamber Orchestra in Scotland.  In addition to being a member of Daniel's Beard chamber ensemble in Glasgow, Jean plays regularly in a duo with her husband, pianist Steven Osborne, performing all over the UK, Europe, and America. Notable chamber music festivals include Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City, "Spannungen" Heimbach Germany, Bath Music Festival, Hindsgavl Festival Denmark, Schwetzingen Germany, Prussia Cove, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, St. Magnus Festival, and Sound Festival.

Roeland Jagers is a passionate chamber musician and was a founding member of the Rubens Quartet, laureate of several international competitions. The quartet enjoyed an active international career for 16 seasons in Europe, the United States and Israel. Roeland performs regularly in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Philharmonie in Berlin. He also appears as a guest in international festivals such as Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Schleswig Holstein (Germany), Larzac (France), Kuhmo (Finland), El Paso Pro Musica, Sitka Music Festival and Indiana University Festival of the Arts (US). Roeland plays a Giovanni Pistucci viola, on loan to him from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in Amsterdam, and a bow made by Joseph Henry (1865).

Ilona Timchenko was born in the Crimea.  She won first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007, beating off strong international competition and winning a contract with Landor Records- her first CD on their label came out in 2009 and was selected for one of the inaugural 'Outstanding' accolades in International Record Review. 

In total Ilona has won more than 20 prizes at International Competitions, among them 7 First Prizes.
Timchenko became the first who has made a public performance of complete 24 Preludes and Fugues of Shostakovich in Italy. In 2010 Ilona signed a contract to record the complete piano music of one of the leading Spanish composers of our days - Anton Garcia Abríl. The first set of two CD's have been released in September of 2012.

She appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, Philips Hall in Holland, the Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Madrid's Monumental Theatre.

Ilona is artistic leader of the Peregrinos Musaicales Festival in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

The trio have recorded their debut CD in August 2017, which will be released later this year

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