Tom Poster piano, Elena Urioste violin
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F (1838)
Mélanie Bonis Violin Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.112
Amy Beach Romance, Op.23
Grieg Violin Sonata No.1 in F, Op.8
Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. He has been described as ‘a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style’ (The Herald), and as having ‘a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions’ (BBC Music).
Tom is founder and artistic director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, appointed Associate Ensemble at Wigmore Hall in 2020. During the 2020 lockdown, his #UriPosteJukebox series with Elena Urioste reached audiences across the world and won the duo the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Inspiration Award and a BBC Music Magazine Award.
Tom has performed over forty concertos from Mozart to Ligeti with orchestras including Aurora, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber. His compositions and arrangements have been commissioned and performed by Alison Balsom, Matthew Rose, Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott.
Elena Urioste is a musician, yogi, writer, and entrepreneur, and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. As a violinist, Elena has given acclaimed performances as soloist with major orchestras throughout the world, including the Philadelphia, Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras; the New York, Los Angeles and Buffalo Philharmonics; the Boston Pops; the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, National, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras; the London Philharmonic, Hallé, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic, and Chineke! Orchestras; and the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras and BBCNOW.
Elena is a former BBC New Generation Artist and made her BBC Proms debut in 2022 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Music by the Sea, an annual festival on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She has been a featured artist at many festivals, and appears regularly in recital with Tom Poster. Elena is also co-director of Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective.
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