On Monday 18th April Gelachter Trio had an amazinly fun road trip up to York to visit the lovely Rachel Emerson who has so kindly been supporting us since last year after our success in the Royal College of Music Chamber Competition. We hired a car (our oboist Emma's car would never have climbed up the enormous hill leading up to June Emerson!) and set out early morning for a gorgeous day. After several Starbuck stops (and clarinettist Chris definately needed them! Maybe he will tell you why....!!) we arrived just after lunch and after some much needed tea and biscuits we began to play through hours worth of music. It was such a useful experience to be able to choose whatever music we liked from the shop and have a play through as sometimes you really can never judge a piece by it's cover! We discovered a whole new repertoire that day with some beautiful arrangements of Shostakovich, Bozza and Rameau that we are very keen to programme into our up and coming recitals! We came away hours later weighed down with new music and heading back for London very sleepy but very excited for our next rehearsal. Fun and games were to be had in the car with Classic FM blaring and us competing trying to guess the composers...we are a cool bunch.
Thank you again Rachel for a memorable day :)
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