Trio Arcadia di Roma gave the premiere of Fiona's Piano Trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood', in Rome. They have since toured northern Italy with it, and they brought it to the UK in July - concerts at St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol on Saturday 27th July and St Mary's Church, Monmouth on Tuesday 30th.

Works by Tintern composer Fiona Frank premiered in the UK in summer 2019

The Trio Arcadia di Roma premiered Fiona Frank’s piano trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood', in Rome in February this year. Since then, they have performed it in Milan, Mantova, Pisa, Verona, Firenze and Pescara, and came to the UK with a special programme including this and two more of her pieces. Her music is passionate and filled with great sweeping melody and appeals to all kinds of music lovers, classical or otherwise. Her influences are wide, including jazz, classical, world, folk idioms etc.  The music takes the listener on a journey and is very visual and poetic.

Trio Arcadia di Roma performed these pieces as part of a programme featuring her works in a concert on
Saturday 27th July in St Paul's church in Clifton, Bristol, and on Tuesday 30th July at 7pm at St Mary's Church, Monmouth as part of the Monmouth Festival.

The Trio Arcadia di Roma is comprised of Laura Bianco (violin), Francesco Vignanelli (‘cello) and Margherita Sussarellu (piano). They bring great musical intensity and exciting Italian passion to this expressive style of writing. The programme also includes works for violin and piano ('Rainy Autumn Day') and 'cello and piano ('Bluebells').


'In Memoriam' for oboe quartet (which was given its world premiere at Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, on the International day marking the Elimination of violence against Women, by the amazing 'Ensemble Trame Sonore' ) was included as part of a programme being toured around Wales by the St Woolos Ensemble in three successive concerts, with a concert on Saturday 6th July in St Woolos Cathedral, Newport and Saturday 25th August 2019: Ebenezer Chapel, Newport, Pembrokeshire. The players are Huw Griffiths (oboe), Christoph Madler (violin), James Drummond (viola), Sonia Hammond ('cello) and Christopher Williams (piano). The concert also included a selection of Bach’s Goldberg Variations transcribed for String Trio, Mozart’s Oboe Quartet K370, and Mozart’s Piano Quartet No.1 K478.

Luminaria Concerts Early 2019

10th February: Between Clara Schumann and Alba Rosa Vietor, 'F.Franck' (sic!)

Ticket Advert for the Premiere Concert

Ticket Advert for the Premiere Concert

Concert listing for the Premiere Concert, at the website for St Pauls Within the Walls, Rome

Concert listing for the Premiere Concert, at the website for St Pauls Within the Walls, Rome

Poster for Milan concert

Poster for Milan concert, 3rd March

Poster for Mantova concert

Poster for Mantova concert, 9th March

Poster for Pisa concert, 30th March

Poster for Pisa concert, 30th March

Poster for Verona concert, 28th April

Poster for Verona concert, 28th April

Trio Arcadia di Roma

  • Piano Trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood'

    Trio Arcadia di Roma gave the premiere of Fiona Frank's Piano Trio, 'Reflections on Motherhood', at St. Paul's within the Walls, Rome, in February 2019 in a concert titled 'Donne in Musica- le grandi compositrici dal Barocco ad oggi' and have since toured with it, giving concerts in Milan (for the Amici del Loggione alla Scala), Mantova, Rome, Pisa and Verona, and will be playing again in Pescara and Firenze. They brought it, in a programme including several of Fiona's compositions, to the UK in July (27th, at St Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol, and 30th, at St Mary's Church, Monmouth).

  • Trio Arcadia di Roma rehearsing for the premiere, St Pauls within the Walls
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