Eblana String trio

Formed in 2006, the Eblana String Trio consists of three committed chamber musicians, intent on performing the often-neglected string trio repertoire. 

Jonathan Martindale violin

Lucy Nolan viola

Peggy Nolan cello

During their time at the Royal Northern College of Music the trio won all the major chamber music prizes, notably the 2010 RNCM Chamber Music Award and Audience Prize for their performance of Britten’s Phantasy Quartet with oboist David Curington.

The trio are regular visitors to concert series’ and festivals throughout the UK and beyond and are frequent collaborators with other instrumentalists and composers. Notable past appearances include performances at Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall, Keele Concerts Society, Derby Chamber Music Society, Bollington Chamber Concerts, Holmes Chapel Music Society, MusikFest Goslar (Germany) and the North Norfolk, King’s Lynn, Stratford-upon-Avon and Salisbury Festivals.

The trio are fortunate to have received coaching from many eminent chamber musicians including Gabor Takacs-Nagy (Takacs Quartet), Hugh Maguire (Allegri Quartet), Robin Ireland (Lindsay Quartet), Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), and David Waterman (Endellion Quartet) whilst attending the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove. The trio have also been invited on many occasions to participate in the European Chamber Music Academy, most recently studying with Christoph Richter (Heine Quartet), Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet) and Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet).

From 2013 to 2015 the trio were Junior Fellows in Chamber Music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, a post which encompassed performing, studying and teaching whilst acting as ambassadors for the Conservatoire. The trio are now visiting tutors in Chamber Music.