Metamorphoses, Jean Johnson clarinet – Mikhail Zemtsov viola – Ilona Timchenko piano
Although the basis for this trio is obviously Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, the trio are also strong advocates of contemporary music. The trio started off in 2016 and released their first CD in 2018, for which they received rave reviews internationally.
The individual members of the group, have performed as chamber musician all over the world: In addition to being a member of Daniel’s Beard chamber ensemble in Glasgow, Jean Johnson plays in a duo with her husband, pianist Steven Osborne. She has performed in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Esplanade Singapore, 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. Mikhail Zemtsov, who is also a conductor, has participated in numerous International Festivals in Europe, Far East and the Americas as chamber music partner to Bella Davidovitch, Boris Berezovsky, Dmitri Sitkovetski, Sarah Chang, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Misha Maisky; the Leipziger, Jerusalem and Borodin quartets. He has recorded numerous CDs for Sony Masterworks, Tower Records, Deutsche Welle, Ottavo, D&G, as well as recordings for TV and radio. Mikhail is a prize winner of the First International Viola Competition (Vienna,1998) and of the Elisa Meyer String Competition (Hamburg, 1998). Ilona Timchenko, was winner of the first prize in the Third Abstract Securities Landor Competition in 2007, and of more than 20 prizes at International Competitions, among them 7 First Prizes. She appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, Philips Hall in Holland, 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.
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