The Zadig Trio performed such a superlative concert for Cockermouth Music Society that the audience was gripped from start to finish. One audience member stated that “Tonight might just be the best concert we have ever had. ”
Haydn’s Gipsy Trio was a joy, with pianist Ian Barber leading violinist Boris Borgolotto and cellist Marc Girard Garcia through a charming rendering of the work, finishing with a gipsy-style movement which both amused and delighted. Beethoven’s Ghost Trio followed, with all the moods and mystery finely interpreted by the musicians with a single-mindedness which was impressive. The beautiful Schubert Trio in E flat shone throughout. The slow movement was quite simply beautiful and the long fourth movement went with such gaiety and verve that it never seemed long. The audience responded enthusiastically and were rewarded with an arrangement of Elgar’s Salut D’Amour which gave a beautiful end to a wonderful evening of music making.