Ensemble Reza

Thursday 30th March 2017

Ensemble Reza

Andrew Thurgood – violin

Sarah Carvalho – Dubost – cello

Nancy Cooley – piano




Schubert Piano trio in Bb major Op. 99

            Allegro moderato

            Andante un poco mosso


            Rondo – allegro vivace

Sarah and Andrew are members of Ensemble Reza, a string group established in 2013, taking first class music to audiences in Sussex and across the South East. The combination of virtuosic musicians who are also close friends performing together results in breath-taking performances which have become the unique sound of the group.

Andrew has had a diverse freelance career with the LPO, BBC Philharmonic and the City of London Sinfonia, among other ensembles. He teaches at Cumnor House and Brambletye schools, and is a founder member of Ensemble Reza, as is Sarah, who freelances with symphony and chamber orchestras around the country. She also teaches on Procorda string courses, RCM ‘s summer school and is a member of “Live Music Now’ and Music for Life.

Nancy specialises in recital work with singers and chamber groups. She has performed at the Aldeburgh, Brighton and Aix-en-Provence festivals among others, and given concerts for the BBC and at the Purcell Room. She coaches singers at the RCM and teaches piano at Brighton College.

Andrew, Sarah and Nancy formed their piano trio in 2015. This is their fourth outing: they have performed in Cuckfield, the Chapel Royal in Brighton and at last year’s St. Anne’s lunchtime series.