Bochmann Trio

Michael Bochmann (violin)
Carol Hubel-Allen (viola)
David Powell (cello)

Michael Bochmann, (violin) was brought up in Turkey and England and has been well known in British musical life for several decades. He has performed in the USA, all over Europe and in India. He was a prize-winner in the 1972 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition and in the Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris. He also received lessons from Sandor Vegh and Henryk Szeryng. For many years he was the leader of the Bochmann Quartet with whom he made many broadcasts and recordings. He was appointed concertmaster of the English String and Symphony Orchestras by William Boughton in 1988. Two years later he partnered Yehudi Menuhin in Bach’s Double Concerto in a tour of 18 concerts in the USA and Britain. His recording of "The Lark Ascending" by Vaughan Williams with the ESO for Nimbus Records has been broadcast many times on Radio 3 and Classic FM. He frequently visits Germany to perform and teach.

Carol Hubel-Allen, (viola) received her musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She studied with Sidney Griller, Gwynne Edwards and Max Rostal and had master courses with Louis Persinger, Bruno Giuranna and Sandor Vegh. After having played in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, she joined the Pfeifer String Quartet Stuttgart, with which she toured all over Europe. She also gave solo concerts with piano and orchestras. During a 18-month stay in Princeton, NJ (USA), she was a member of the Princeton Chamber Orchestra and the Chanterelle Quartet. Later she was a member of the Dehler String Quartet of the StaatskapelleWeimar, Germany. She received awards from the Royal Academy of Music, London and the String Quartet Competition Colmar (France), made numerous radio and TV appearances and recorded Beethoven and Reger string quartets. Together with Ivan Sokolov she recorded a CD with works for viola and piano.

David Powell is sub-principal cellist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and for three decades has worked with many of the world's leading conductors and soloists. For a number of years he has taught at the University of Nottingham, a city in which he grew up, and he includes Jacqueline du Pré, David Strange and Bernard Greenhouse (ex-Beaux Arts Trio) among his teachers. As a chamber musician David has performed at many festivals and Midland venues with the Montpellier String Trio, 51 Strings (his cello and harp duo), and Trio Severn and he appears regularly in CBSO's Centre Stage series of chamber music concerts. He has served as Chair of the CBSO Benevolent Fund, is a trustee of the Cotswold Suzuki Violin Group and has coached the CBSO Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra and the National Schools Symphony Orchestra.



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