Trio Sõra
Bridge Road
TQ14 0DB
United Kingdom
Type: Concert
Date: Friday 21 June 2019
Start Time: 7.30pm
End Time: Approximately 9.30pm
Box Office Contact: Malcolm Watson
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2019 Programme includes:
HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 in G Major 'Gypsy', Hob.XV:25
RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No.7 in B-flat Major, Op.97, 'Archduke'


Trio Sõra is now considered an ensemble with one of the rarest artistic identities of its generation. Through performances as subtle as inventive, nourished by the cultural heritage diversity of every member, these three passionate musicians give strength and sensitivity to unique interpretations of chamber music.

Already performing on some of the greatest international stages, (Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium du Louvre, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Center), or else as part of distinguished festivals (La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix en Provence,and the Verbier Festival)Trio Sõra distinguishes itself with its curiosity and high artistic aims.

Violinist: Magdalèna Geka (1992, Latvia)
is one of the most promising young musicians emerging from her country. She was nominated for Grand Music Prize of Latvia as “The Young Artist of the Year” 2014 after her highly acclaimed debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra replacing the soloist on a short notice. A laureate of numerous competitions she appears regularly with various orchestras in Latvia, France, Germany and Ukraine, and has performed in most countries in Europe as well as in Israel. Magdalèna plays a 1737 Camillus Camilli violin generously loaned by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

Pianist: Pauline Chenais
was passionate about music, ever since starting to play the piano at the age of 3. After studying in her native city of Tours and becoming a prize winner in international competitions Lagny-sur-Marne, Flame and Brest. In 2011 she joined the Paris Conservatory where she studied with Denis Pascal, and obtained her Master’s degree in June 2016. In 2014/2015 she had the chance to study with Jacques Rouvier at Mozarteum in Salzburg as an “Erasmus” exchange student. Pauline has performed in young talent festivals in Saint-Germain en Laye, Paris, Chartres as well as in abbeys of Clarté Dieu and Seuilly. She also performed in the Arts Center of Orford in Canada, Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and at the prestigious City of London Festival. In 2014 she performed Schumann piano concerto with the ensemble Cartésixte under the direction of Simon Proust. She has been privileged to take masterclasses with such as Clemens Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Zlata Chochieva and Romano Pallottini.

Cellist: Angèle Legasa
is a prizewinner of competitions FLAME and Vatelot/Rampal as well as a semi-finalist in Lutoslawski and Brahms competitions. An eclectic musician, she is active paralelly as a soloist performing in festivals in Beauvais, Paris and Normandie, as a chamber musician (La Roque d’Anthéron, Les vacances de Monsieur Haydn and the festival of Voûtes Célestes) as well as an orchestra musician (Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Sostenuto, Orchestre de Chambre de la Nouvelle Europe, Orchestre Pau Pays de Bearn…). She obtained her Master’s degree at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Jérôme Pernoo in May 2016. She also spent a year in Leipzig as an Erasmus exchange student studying with Peter Bruns. She has had the possibility to work with the greatest cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Philippe Muller, Roland Pidoux, Xavier Philips…

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Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.