"Classical music’s multitalented new power couple" (The Times) work side by side in this dynamic open coaching session with some of the finest emerging chamber ensembles.

This special masterclass forms part of our week of intensive tuition and mentoring for chamber ensembles by some of the world’s best chamber musicians. This masterclass will feature some of our international cohort of emerging ensembles for the 2022-23 Britten Pears Young Artist Programme.

Elena Urioste has given acclaimed performances as a soloist with some of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors. She has performed as a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, the Concertgebouw, and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, Sage Gateshead, Bayerischer Rudfunk Munich, and the Aldeburgh Festival.

Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. He has been described as “a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald) and “mercurially brilliant” (The Strad). Tom has performed over forty concertos from Mozart to Ligeti. He has premiered solo, chamber and concertante works by many leading composers, made multiple appearances at the BBC Proms, and his exceptional versatility has put him in great demand at festivals internationally.

Together they are the co-founders of the internationally acclaimed Kaleidoscope Collective, one of our resident artists in Aldeburgh Festival 2022, and the appointed Associate Ensemble at Wigmore Hall in 2020. As a duo they brought a staggeringly diverse selection of music to audiences across the world through 88 daily online performances during the pandemic, for which the duo won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Inspiration Award. Their subsequent recording, The Jukebox Album, received glowing reviews and a BBC Music Magazine Award nomination.

Classical music’s most multitalented new power couple

The Times

The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is made possible with the generous support of our Trust & Foundations and Individual supporters.

We are grateful to the H Steven & P E Wood Charitable Trust and Idlewild Trust for their support toward Chamber Connections.


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