Beethoven Trio in B flat Op. 11
Brahms Trio in A minor Op. 114
Timothy Lines Clarinet
Sarah Butcher Cello
Sophia Rahman Piano
Timothy Lines, clarinet
Timothy Lines enjoys a varied career as a clarinettist. From 1999 to 2003 he was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, becoming chairman of the orchestra during his last year there. From from 2004 to 2005 he was section leader clarinet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has been playing regularly as a guest with London Sinfonietta since 1988.
As a conductor he has worked extensively at the Royal College of Music, where he also teaches the clarinet. He conducts termly concerts with the New Perspectives Ensemble at the RCM, specialising in performing music by living composers. He has also conducted the RCM Chamber, Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras.
He is clarinet coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and will be taking the role of assistant conductor with them during their Spring 2019 course. In 2016 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Music. Later that year he was invited to become Principal Clarinet of the London Mozart Players.
Sarah Butcher, cello
Sarah studied cello with Stefan Popov and William Pleeth at the Aldeburgh Summer School. During a varied career she has played with the BBCSO, The Guildhall String Ensemble, The OAE, Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Orchestra, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and ETO, Garsington and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. She is a member of the London Mozart Players. In 2016 she founded The Bach Camerata (baroque) which has performed in the Barbican and recorded St. John Passion for Chandos.
She has played with the Mistry String Quartet, Mainardi Trio and The Revolutionary Drawing Room. In 2006 she founded The Chamber Players which performed all over the UK. She has recorded discs for Cello Classics. Outreach work includes dancing and playing cello for SLiDE and concerts with LMP and Everyone Matters.
Sophia Rahman, piano
Sophia Rahman has recorded piano concertos with Scottish Ensemble,BBC National Orchestra of Wales and thirty chamber music discs for companies including Linn records, CPO, Guild, Naxos, ASV,Dutton/Epoch, Meridian and Resonus.
She teaches chamber music on the String Masters programme run by the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Sophia Rahman has appeared in recital with cellist Steven Isserlis, violist,Thomas Riebl, distinguished wind players such as Karl Leister, Alex Klein, John Anderson and Robert Plane, and works regularly with her partner, the violinist, violist and conductor Andres Kaljuste.
She has acted as a class pianist at IMS/Prussia Cove since 2008, for Kim Kashkashian, Atar Arad, Thomas Riebl, Hartmut Rohde and, for the last nine years, Steven Isserlis. Her interest in this work began as a class pianist for the legendary William Pleeth at the Britten-Pears School.
She is an Artistic Co-director of the Jigsaw Players’ Concert Series, a chamber ensemble based in Wimbledon, UK.
After early studies with Antonietta Notariello, Sophia Rahman studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School under Peter Norris,with additional guidance from Vlado Perlemuter and Louis Kentner. She took a first-class honours degree in English from King’s College, London and completed her piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and Malcolm Martineau. She was the winner of the Royal Overseas League’s Accompanist Award and the Liza Fuchsova Memorial Prize for a chamber music pianist in consecutive years.