The Devas Piano Trio - Lauderdale House - 2007

Edward Davies (violin), John Catlow (cello) and Helen Davies (piano) formed the Trio at the Royal Manchester College of Music (predecessor of the Royal Northern College of Music) when they were students. The musicians never lost touch and re-formed as a concert group in early 2006 with a very successful recital in Chester.

Since their re-launch in Chester in May 2006 the trio has been developing its repertoire and has been invited to play at several further venues.

John has also given two recent recitals at St Pancras Parish Church, and the Wesley Chapel for their lunchtime concert series with Helen Davies. Programs included the Prokofiev and Shostakovich sonatas.

Concerts - 2008

Also : until 2012 - annual lunchtime concerts at the Emmanuel Chapel, Cambridge, and at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

17.11.12 - Recital Ystrad Mynach Music Society : Mozart Trio K496 and Mendelssohn Trio in D minor

3.3.13 - Recital at Criccieth Music Society : Mozart Trio K496, then joined by two other colleagues for Schubert 'Trout Quintet'.


Performance repertoire so far:

Malcolm Arnold: Piano Trio Op.54
Beethoven: Triple Concerto Op.56 in C
Beethoven: Trio Op.70 No.2 in E flat major
Beethoven: Trio Op.97 in B flat major (The Archduke)
Beethoven: Trio Op.1 No.2 in G major
Dvorak: Trio in F minor Op.65
Haydn: Trio No. 45 in E flat major
William Mathias: Piano Trio Op.30
Mendelssohn: Trio in D minor Op.49
Mozart: Trio in E major, K542

Other performances

26.10.12 - at Friends Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds - a solo concert with Stuart Turton (piano) and Katie Pringle (soprano). Music by Handel, Bach, Hindemith, and Villa-Lobos

7.6.13 - Lunchtime concert at Bury St Edmunds summer concert series - with the Abingdon Trio (Flute, Cello, Piano). Music by Haydn, Elgar and Damase

28.9.13 - at Friends Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds with the Abingdon Trio


John Catlow - 'cellist and conductor
Tel: +44 (0) 1284 747 129