Three friends Jub, Peter and Liz — having performed both classical and gypsy music together for many years — created this unique ensemble to share with audiences their passion for the music of the Eastern European Gypsies.
They explore how this music fired the imaginations of classical composers and how classical music influenced the development of gypsy music.
Their debut programme “The Esterhazy Connection” is inspired by the interaction between Haydn and the 18th century Hungarian Gypsies.
The trio's repertoire includes the exciting gypsy violin music of Transylvania and Macedonian, as well as Bosnian wedding music, Greek lute melodies and Jewish street melodies. As of 2013 they have a new programme entitled "Irish Magic"
Their performances explore the connections between classical, folk and improvisational music, all of which can suit the spirit of weddings and festivals as well as more conventional concert settings.
VIDEO - live clip of Eastern European Melodies http://youtu.be/rVwgz8jG5vs
LISTEN - Soundcloud - live performance of Peter's Trio based on improvisations by all the three of us.
“Amazing and innovative, a hugely enjoyable concert” Roger Huckle (Artistic director, Bristol Ensemble)
" The Performance was both extraordinary and enervating" Will Goodchild (Composer for TV & Film)