Jessie Grimes - Clarinets
Charis Hanning - Piano
Kay Stephen - viola/violin
The Jacquin Trio are an audacious classical chamber ensemble, dedicated to exploring, expanding and celebrating music for the inimitable combination of clarinet, viola/violin and piano. The only group to have won both the Royal Overseas League and St Martin in-the-Fields Competitions, the Jacquins have been making music together for the best part of a decade.
The trio take their name from the von Jacquin family – the original dedicatees of Mozart’s famous Kegelstatt Trio. With a line up that allows them the rare freedom of music for both violin and viola trio in a single concert, they have a vast and varied repertoire at their fingertips; from works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch, Schumann and Kurtag to Stravinsky’s virtuosic violin writing in The Soldier’s Tale or Bartok’s Contrasts.