Rosemary Taylor

Phantasy Trio

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Phantasy Trio

The Phantasy Trio was formed in 2010 with Rosemary Taylor (clarinet), Peter Mallinson (viola) and Gregory Drott (piano), who having first met at Cambridge University when completing their undergraduate degrees, all proceeded to The Royal Academy of Music where they have recently graduated with from the Masters course.

As individuals they have won various competitions and enjoy busy performing careers as soloists, recitalists and orchestral principals. Peter is now a full-time member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Rosemary a freelance clarinettist, with a busy chamber, solo and orchestral schedule, amongst others principal clarinet of Orpheus Sinfonia and the Britten-Pears Orchestra; and Gregory is director of music at St Stephen’s, Gloucester Road, a repetiteur and chamber musician, alongside working on his PhD at Cambridge University.


Since the trio’s formation they have enjoyed performing in concerts and competitions to critical acclaim and are looking forward to an increasingly busy performing schedule. The Phantasy Trio enjoys a continuing exploration of the repertoire for this exquisite and interesting combination in which the sound-worlds of each instrument work so well together, and are keen to commission new works as well as performing the more traditional repertoire. Their performance in the 2011 Cambridge Summer Music Festival was a complete sell out and inspired the audience to a standing ovation. Following an invitation from the William Walton Trust, they enjoyed a tour to La Mortella, Ischia in Italy where they gave two highly successful concerts in the chamber music series which the trust supports. In the last year they made their debut at Colston Hall, Bristol, performed in Beaminster Music Festival, Wycombe Arts Festival, Hinckely Music Society, Wooburn Fesstival, Windsor, Taplow, Thorpe Bay and Cambridge amongst others. They also enjoyed partaking in masterclasses with Andrew Marriner, Angela Malsbury and Michael Dussek.


In the coming year they look forward to a new commission, alongside education work, with Durston House School and the St Catharine’s Kellaway Society, which is an important part of their upcoming programme. Currently shortlisted for the Park Lane Group, they look forward to, amongst others, concerts in St Stephen’s Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, 22 Mansfield Street, St James Piccadilly, Orpheus Chamber Platform, and return visits to Windsor, Thorpe Bay and Taplow. In 2015 they will visit Lichfield, Windsor's Cumberland Lodge, Oxford, and many more besides.


The Phantasy Trio are grateful for the support of the Friends and Benefactors of the Royal Academy of Music and The Richard Carne Trust.


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