Schubert favourite in Stowe’s Music Room

Pianist Viv McLean of the Adderbury Ensemble
Pianist Viv McLean of the Adderbury Ensemble

The acclaimed Adderbury Ensemble return to Stowe School on Wednesday, March 12, with the next in their series of concerts of ‘great chamber music in great places’.

Violinist David Lepage, viola player Christopher Windass, cellist Katherine Sharman, pianist Viv McLean (pictured, right) and double bassist Andrew Davis will be performing Schubert’s Trout Quintet in the State Music Room at 7pm.

One of the most popular works in the chamber music repertoire, the Trout Quintet is the result of a holiday Schubert spent in Steyr, Upper Austria.

It is, said music scholar Sir Jack Westrup: “Entertainment music from first to last, and should be listened to with simple, unsophisticated enjoyment”.

Formed in 1986 by a group of young musicians, the Adderbury Ensemble has grown out of concerts organised in the village of Adderbury in north Oxfordshire.

The ensemble has given numerous performances throughout Great Britain and Europe, establishing itself as one of the finest chamber groups in the country, and has helped to establish the now famous Oxford Coffee Concerts and the Music In Adderbury series.

It also has a regular summer series of its own in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

The ensemble is playing at Stowe as part of the school’s Wednesday evening Chung Steinway concert series.

Tickets £8. See