Thomas Evans (Clarinet)
Bea Hubble (Oboe) and
Richard Beards (Bassoon)
Trio Volant was formed in 2010 whilst all the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Trio regularly give formal recitals and lunchtime concerts in and around Manchester and the North West as well as further afield from Wales to Essex! They particularly enjoy the opportunity to perform the lesser known reed trio chamber music repertoire. They are recent winners of the Dorothy Parkinson Award for young outstanding British chamber musicians as well as being selected/recommended artists by Making Music for 2018-2019.
The individual members have a wealth of solo, chamber music and orchestral experience between them including performances at The Bridgewater Hall, Symphony Hall, Snape Maltings and Cadogan Hall. Richard is a busy freelance bassoonist and is in demand throughout the North West. Bea enjoys a varied career as a peripatetic teacher, animateur and freelance oboist. Tom divides his time between instrumental teaching and performing as a freelance clarinettist. The group’s members have worked with The Halle, Opera North, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Sinfonia ViVa, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra and National Festival Orchestra. The trio are looking forward to another busy schedule of recital engagements across the UK during the 2018-19 season as well as being involved in numerous music for health projects with Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals North West.