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EARTHTONES TRIO

"Stevenson's classy arrangements
elicit irrepressible charm
with ne’er a cliched moment".
Ken Walton, Vox Carnyx

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WE ARE THRILLED AND DELIGHTED TO BRING YOU OUR 2020 DOUBLE-A SIDE
RELEASED ON 4TH DECEMBER 2020

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These unique and heart-warming arrangements for Earthtones Trio are ultimately an expression of a deep familiarity and love for the hymns. By framing them with allusions to 19th Century French classical music and jazz, we hope to provide listeners with a novel interpretation of two timeless melodies that have a universal significance to so many people throughout the world.

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EARTHTONES TRIO

"...a blossoming dialogue between Taylor and Bryan that is genuinely moving.
Tears will be shed, for all the right reasons."
Vox Carnyx

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Here is our promo video for our new track, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - we hope you enjoy it.


And here is O Come, O Come Emmanuel for you too.

About earthtones trio

Alongside Stevenson on piano, Earthtones Trio features internationally acclaimed Royal Scottish National Orchestra principals; flautist Katherine Bryan and cellist Betsy Taylor. Stevenson’s accessible compositions and arrangements blend elements of classical, jazz and world folk music.

In December 2019, global interest in the group’s distinctive pallet was sparked when Classic FM featured Stevenson’s haunting arrangement of the ancient hymn of Advent, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. The music possesses a spiritual, ‘healing’ quality, also borne out by the soothing feel of the follow up release, Air in D minor.

Released in April 2020 to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Stevenson’s modal  'Air' captures the awe-inspiring natural beauty of some of the remotest landscapes of his native Scotland.


Katherine Bryan
Katherine Bryan made her concerto debut at the age of 15. She has since performed as soloist with orchestras around the world.

Katherine's debut solo recording of concertos was released to great acclaim in 2010. She was nominated for an International Classical Music Award in 2011. Further to this success, Katherine recorded another disc of concertos, which includes the first British recording of the concerto by Christopher Rouse. Her third album, 'Silver Bow', a collection of violin transcriptions for flute and orchestra, was released in September 2015. Her latest recording of Opera transcriptions ‘Silver Voice’ was released in 2017.

Katherine won a full scholarship to study flute at the Juilliard School. She was also a prize winner at the Royal Overseas League Competition in London, the Young Concert Artists Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year for three consecutive competitions. She was awarded the Julius Isserlis Scholarship by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Katherine has been Principal Flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra since she was just 21. She has played as Guest Principal flute with orchestras throughout the UK and across the world. She is in great demand as a teacher and tutor. Katherine regularly performs live on radio and television. In 2019, she was named by the BBC Music Magazine as one of the top 6 international flute players of all time.

For more information, please visit Katherine's website.

Euan Stevenson
Euan Stevenson is a Scottish composer, pianist, arranger and songwriter whose music encompasses classical, jazz, and pop. He has performed throughout the UK, Europe and North America and his music has been broadcast across BBC Radio, Classic FM and Jazz FM. As well as accompanying top UK vocalists Anita Wardell and Tina May, he has enjoyed a long association as M.D, arranger and co-writer for emerging jazz singer, Georgia Cécile.

Shortlisted for the SAY Awards, a winner at the Scottish Jazz Awards and in 2015 one of three UK composers nominated for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award, Stevenson wrote and performed the solo piano score for the BIFA Discovery winning feature film, Voyageuse, by May Miles Thomas - voted one of the top 10 documentaries of 2018 by Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw. A passionate educator, Euan is a part time lecturer at Glasgow University and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

For more information, please visit Euan's website.

Betsy Taylor
Betsy was awarded a place on the Joint Course at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University, studying with the Russian soloist Leonid Gorokhov. During this time she received masterclasses from Ralph Kirschbaum, Moray Welsh and Steven Isserlis.

Betsy's first professional position was Principal Cello of the Brunel Ensemble with which she recorded several CDs. As a frequent soloist she performed Shostakovich's Cello Concerto and Nicola Lefanu's Diva in the Brighton Festival, and also toured to the USA with the South Carolina Philharmonic performing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations and several Vivaldi concerti. During this time she worked with many UK orchestras, recording with famous popular artists, and was solo cello on several Divine Comedy albums and recently collaborated with Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip.

Betsy is Associate Principal Cello of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra touring extensively abroad. She is a founder member of the highly acclaimed Glasgow String Quartet and also teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the Seniors and Juniors.

Betsy plays a fine Joseph Hill cello made in 1770. .

For more information, please visit Betsy's website.

 
 
 
 

EARTHTONES TRIO

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