Arensky Ensemble at Peebles Arts Festival

Music at Pages Yard House
Music at Pages Yard House


The concert features a piano trio consisting of Rowan Bell (violin), Sophie Warwick (piano) and Steffan Rees (cello).

Rowan Bell is well-known to local audiences, having given concerts here since childhood. Locally Rowan has played the Beethoven and Bruch (No. 1) violin concertos with Peebles Orchestra, performed with a string trio at a Music in Peebles concert, and has performed as a chamber musician in many of the UK’s prestigious venues.

The concert features Schubert’s great Piano Trio No.1 in B Flat. Although this masterly work is universally revered, acclaimed and loved, Schubert never heard it played publicly, finishing it in the last year of his life. Also featured is Mendelssohn’s brilliant and Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor – a work that abounds with energy and melodies of consummate beauty and tenderness. As a contrast to these, the string players will perform a selection of two-part inventions by J.S. Bach (BWV 772-786) – short pieces brilliantly arranged for violin and cello.

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