Trio Ecossaise have performed together for over fifteen years. In addition to concert performances across Scotland, they have delivered interactive workshops in primary and secondary schools; given masterclasses in schools and at Glasgow University; and worked in different combinations in healthcare settings, equally at home improvising with dementia patients or playing lullabies to babies in intensive care.
Feedback from Crail Festival performance, July 2017 -
"Holy Trinity Church was filled with wonderful music performed by the hugely talented Trio Ecossaise... the combination was sublime... a superb performance."
In the past season the Trio have performed the cornerstone repertoire of Brahms and Beethoven (Skye Chamber Music and Music in Lanark), lesser known works by John Ireland (Sunday at Seven, Helensburgh) and Glinka (Crail Festival) alongside 20th century pieces including Muczynski Trio and Nino Rota Trio (Bute Music Society). Their newest programme, comprising only female composers - Schumann, Farrenc, Tailleferre and Walker has been very well received (Music in Peebles and Kirkcaldy Music Society). Trio Ecossaise work with promoters to tailor a programme to satisfy and entertain, and enjoy creating a rapport with their audience.
All three musicians hail from Scotland, and were professionally trained at respected conservatories - the Royal Northern College of Music and Indiana University (Jennifer), Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music (Harriet), the Royal Scottish Academy and the Guildhall School of Music (Claire). In addition to their chamber music commitments, they each pursue busy and diverse freelance careers.
‘We are very privileged to have such high-calibre performances’ Argyllshire Advertiser
‘When the spirited allegro came to a breathless end, it showed the skills, expertise and interpretation of all three artistes at their very best’ Annandale Herald
‘Trio Ecossaise brought a ray of sunshine’ Campbeltown Courier.
'The engaging and informative introductions to the pieces, by each of the performers in turn, enhanced the pleasure of the Trio's performance of a thoroughly interesting, well balanced programme. There was a fine balance, too, in the interplay of the gifted individuals who make up the Trio Ecossaise, who throughout the evening rose superbly to the challenges of a startling variety of musical styles and effects'. Fife Free Press/Kirkcaldy Music Society