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Trio Volant

Clarinet, Oboe & Bassoon


Saturday 9 March 2024


Cosy Hall, Newport TF10 7LD


Mozart       Marriage of Figaro Overture  

Pierne        Bucolique Variee 

Milhaud     Pastorale 

Tansman    Suite pour Trio D’anches 




Jacob         Trio 

Mozart       Divertimento No 3 

Bozza        Fughette, Sicilienne and Rigaudon


Thomas Evans      clarinet 

Bea Hubble          oboe 

Alice Braithwaite  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 were winners of the Dorothy Parkinson Award 2017 for young outstanding British chamber musicians as well as being Selected and Recommended Artists for Making Music for 2019-2020. 


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. Alice 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, examining 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 2023-24 season.  


Beatrice Hubble - Oboe 

After receiving a Batchelor of Music degree from the University of Manchester, Beatrice went on to The Royal Northern College of Music where she was accepted onto the solo Performance Masters’ course with Britain’s leading contemporary oboist, Melinda Maxwell. Whilst at the RNCM, Beatrice was the recipient of a Fewkes Scholarship, won the June Emerson Chamber Music prize with the oboe trio, Les Trois Canards and was selected to perform as a soloist with several ensembles. She graduated in 2011 and now freelances with professional organisations including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Skipton Camerata. Beatrice is currently a Fellow with the charity LIVE MUSIC NOW, working as a solo practitioner in two schools for children with Special Educational Needs were she uses music to interact with children with PMLD and autism. She is also part of the flagship team working in partnership with LIVE MUSIC NOW and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to bring music to the Neuro School at Alder Hey. Beatrice is supporting a growing number of young oboists teaching at The Queen’s School in Chester and The King’s School in Macclesfield. 


Tom Evans - Clarinet 

Tom graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a Master of Music degree, supported by a Rowland Hardy Bequest Bursary. During his studies at RNCM, Tom was the recipient of the Winfield Graham Solo Wind Prize and received scholarship funding from the Wolfson Foundation. Since graduation Tom has enjoyed a varied and busy freelance career combining orchestral and chamber music performance, music for health and teaching. As an orchestral player he has performed with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, Raymond Gubbay’s Manchester Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia Viva amongst others. With Trio Volant, he gives recitals up and down the country for music clubs and societies. Alongside this the trio leads educational workshops as part of the Live Music Now scheme. Tom also teaches Clarinet and Saxophone at Stockport Grammar School, Leeds Conservatoire and for Yorkshire Young Musicians in Leeds and is an examiner for Trinity College London. 


Alice Braithwaite - Bassoon 

Alice is a freelance bassoonist based in Manchester. She has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Northern Ballet Sinfonia and regularly plays with several regional orchestras across the North West and Wales. She has worked alongside members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Manchester Camerata. As a student she was a Professional Experience schemes with both the BBC Philharmonic and Hallé Orchestras and was on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in 2018 under Marin Alsop. She also regularly performs with her wind quintet Lír, and with her duo partner Rachel Fright. Alice is passionate about inspiring the next generation of musicians and is involved in teaching and outreach. Alongside teaching private students, she has worked with the RNCM and BBC Philharmonic in outreach programmes to music hubs and across the North. She is a double reed specialist with In Harmony Liverpool, a scheme run by RLPO to bringing orchestral instrument learning into primary schools. Alice studied under Gretha Tuls on the William Watherhouse Scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

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