Read about the Canteloube Trio and find out more about the members.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie-Lee Keetley - Oboe 
Richard Russell - Clarinet 
Stuart Russell - Bassoon 

Since its formation in 2003 Canteloube Trio has achieved wide success and has established itself as an exciting chamber group with a diverse repertoire. Its members are all graduates of U.K. music conservatoires who pursue careers in chamber and orchestral playing alongside music outreach and education. 

The trio were previously awarded a scholarship place on a Tunnell Trust chamber music course in Strathgarry, where they gave several performances. Canteloube later returned to Scotland in 2009 with a successful tour around Aviemore, Kirkcaldy and St. Andrew's. 

Canteloube has a particular interest in new music and has collaborated with composers Graham Williams, Andrew Wilson and Scott Lygate. Last year the group gave the premier of Scott Lygate's Sounds from the States and Graham Williams' Even More from the Music Box at the Royal Academy of Music as part of the 'Music Past and Present' recital series. 

With a keen interest in music outreach, the members enjoy introducing the sounds and repertoire of the reed trio to a younger audience through workshops and masterclasses, often in conjunction with their evening recitals. The group also performs for corporate functions and weddings. 

Engagements for the trio for 2010/11 include closing performances for the Roseland and Chepstow festivals as well as recitals in Devon, Basingstoke, Linconshire, Gloucestershire and Letchworth Garden City. 

 

Jennie-Lee Keetley (oboe) was a post graduate scholarship student at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2004 with distinction. There her studies were supported by awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and a prestigious Ian Flemming award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Prior to this, her undergraduate studies took place at the Birmingham Conservatoire, from which she gained a first class honours degree and was also the recipient of several major music prizes. As a past member of the World Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra she has toured to Europe, Israel, China and Russia. Jennie-Lee was co-principal oboe of the Southbank Sinfonia during 2006 with whom she performed the Vaughan Williams oboe concerto. Jennie-Lee currently has an active performing career, working with some of the UK's foremost orchestras and ensembles and has keen interests in chamber music and music outreach and education. Last year Jennie-Lee recorded Graham Whettam's oboe quartet with the Carducci Quartet that was recently released to critical acclaim. As a past recipient of the Countess of Munster Recital scheme she has given numerous recitals and concerto performances across the country. 

 

Richard Russell (clarinet) is from Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he won the Muriel Berry Award and prizes for chamber music, graduating with first class honours and the prestigious PPRNCM recital diploma. He was then a postgraduate scholar, followed by a year as woodwind fellow, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by awards from Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships, Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers. Richard has performed chamber music at the Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke's, Purcell Room, BBC Proms Composer Portraits and the Paxos, Koster, Chelsea Schubert, Windrush Valley Chamber Music and Chichester Festivals. He is a founding member of the chamber music ensemble Liquid Architecture, winners of awards from the Tunnell Trust and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund (Ensemble Award). The group have performed all over the U.K. and have been supported in commissioning and promoting new music by the PRS Foundation and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust. He is also a member of the Canteloube Trio. Richard has appeared as concerto soloist with Koster Festival Orchestra (Sweden), Southampton University Wind Orchestra, James Allen's Community Orchestra, Lewes Concert Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia and Oadby & Wigston Civic Orchestra. Recitals include Royal Opera House Covent Garden, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Woburn Festival as well as performances for music societies around the country under the auspices of the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Concert Artists Award. As an orchestral player, Richard trained with the London Philharmonic Orchestra through their "Future Firsts" apprenticeship scheme and spent a year as co-principal clarinet with Southbank Sinfonia. Since then he has performed with many of the U.K.'s leading orchestras, most recently the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 

 

Stuart Russell (bassoon) graduated with 1st Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Gareth Newman and David Chatterton, and was awarded several music prizes including the Nicholas Blake Woodwind Prize. He continued his training under Meyrick Alexander and Gordon Laing on the post graduate course in orchestral training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After completing his studies in 2004 Stuart successfully auditioned for co-principal bassoon of Southbank Sinfonia with which he toured the UK and was given the opportunity to perform the John Williams bassoon concerto "The Five Sacred Trees" at St John's Church in Waterloo. Stuart enjoys a varied freelance career of chamber, orchestral and opera performances and is also a keen bassoon teacher. He performs and records bassoon and contra-bassoon regularly with many leading British orchestras including Welsh National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. He is also member of the Canteloube Trio who perform recitals throughout the UK. In addition to his performance career, Stuart is the professor of bassoon reed making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music and runs his own reed making business supplying many other professional players and music shops.