England Concerts

27th - 28th July 2018 | Norwich & Essex

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Peter and the Wolf - Prokofiev
Narrated by Alastair Farrall-Daniel
Violin Concerto - Korngold
Soloist: Julia Hwang
Symphony no. 5 - Tchaikovsky
Conductor Nicholas Daniel

6th July 2014 | Norwich Cathedral

After the Bombing: Reconciliation Concert, supported by The John Jarrold Trust with proceeds donated to Triorca. The Concert commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the bombing of Koblenz and the post war restoration of Norwich and its twinned cities, Koblenz and Novi Sad. Players from Britian, Serbia and Germany joined with the Alauda string quartet to perform this landmark concert. The Triorca orchestra has performed in all three countries and been recognised as providing a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal friendships to develop between young musicians from all three nations; helping to cement the warmth between future generations from our twin cities.

Coventry - A Meditation for String Quartet - Vilem Tausky
Introduction & Allegro for Strings, Op. 47 - Sir Edward Elgar OM
Elegy for Strings, Op. 58 - Sir Edward Elgar OM
Metamorphosen, A Study for 23 Solo Strings - Richard Strauss 

Programme Notes:
The idea for this evening’s concert came from a conversation with Waltraud Jarrold, the founding member and very much a driving spirit of Norwich’s twinning relationship with Koblenz in Germany. In this centenary year of the start of the Great War, it seemed important to both of us that we should remember the suffering of all cities in wartime. It was also very clear to us that we should rightly celebrate the remarkable renaissance of Norwich, Koblenz and Novi Sad after the terrible destruction and needless loss of so many innocent lives, reflected in partnerships underpinned by deep friendship and respect.

Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss was his personal response to the destruction of two cities he loved profoundly and which were central to so much of his musical life: Munich and Dresden. With Tausky’s Meditation on the destruction of Coventry we had a musical combination which showed that the feelings of loss and pain were equally shared by both sides. The two works by Elgar, his celebrated Introduction and Allegro and the short heartfelt Elegy were two further works which reflected the energy and optimism for regeneration on the one hand and a deep seated reflection and respect for the sorrow of the past on the other. It was natural for us to include Novi Sad in this musical celebration, also twinned with Norwich, and devastated in 1999 by NATO bombing in the Kosovo conflict.

The creation of the Triorca Youth Orchestra made up of young musicians from each of the three cities has been a tremendous success and is a significant step forward in cementing the intergenerational links between us. We are absolutely delighted that six former members of the Triorca Youth orchestra, three from Koblenz, two from Novi Sad and one from Norfolk are performing this evening. It seems very appropriate that they should be taking part. Any surplus funds from this evening will go to support the work of the Triorca Trust.

We are also indebted to General Lord Dannatt for kindly agreeing to be our Patron for this concert. It would be difficult to imagine any one better qualified or more suited to supporting the work of rebuilding, regeneration and investment that marks the twinning relationships of our three cities.


Previous England Concert:

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In April 2013, Musicians from Landesmusikgymnasium, Rheinland Pfalz and Isidor Bajic Music School, Novi Sad, joined forces with the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra for a residential music course in Norfolk and two performances – one at St Andrews Hall, Norwich, the other at Snape Maltings.The programme included a new work especially commissioned for the occasion from young British composer Xiaotian Shi and music by Benjamin Britten who lived in nearby Aldeburgh and whose centenary was celebrated in 2013.

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Wednesday 10th April 2013 at 7.30pm, St Andrews Hall, Norwich.

Conducted by Nicholas Daniel. Narrator: Louis De Bernieres.

  • Xiaotian Shi - Wavefront Silhouette, world premiere of new work commissioned by Triorca
  • Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 
  • Shostakovich - Symphony no 5
Friday 12th April 2013 at 7.30pm, The Maltings, Snape

Conducted by Nicholas Daniel. Narrator: Louis De Bernieres.

  • Xiaotian Shi - Wavefront Silhouette, world premiere of new work commissioned by Triorca 
  • Britten - Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – narrator: Simon Callow (tbc) 
  • Shostakovich - Symphony no 5

Germany Concert 2016

During the next Triorca project, we will be performing two concerts in Germany; on Monday 25th July at the Landesmusikakademie, Neuwied-Engers and Tuesday 26th July in the Gorreshaus, Koblenz.

Programme:              Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the common man (Brass only)

                                   Richard Wagner - Meistersingers Overture

                                   Benjamin Britten - Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes


                                    Aaron Copland - Quiet City for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings

                                    Aaron Copland – Hoe Down from Rodeo

                                    Rimsky Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol

Previous Germany Concert:

On 21st July 2012, Triorca gave its first public performance to a packed and enthusiastic audience at the Gorreshaus, Koblenz. The concert was preceded the evening before by an open rehearsal at the Landesmusikacademie, Neuwied-Engers.

The concert was the climax of a residential music course held from 16 to 21 July at the Landesmusikacademie in Neuwied-Engers. The young German, Serbian and British musicians were coached and conducted by the young British conductor, Andrew Morley (a late replacement for the young Lithuanian conductor, Mirga Grazinyte, who was indisposed). For this first concert the 61-piece orchestra was made up of 21 players from Germany, 31 from England and 9 from Serbia.

This debut concert featured a programme of orchestral music from different countries around the world. There was colourful folk-inspired music by the Serbian composer Hristic, echoes of Spain in Bizet’s Carmen Suite and the Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, which became the signature piece for the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela at their Proms debut a few years ago. The 16-yearr-old German violinist Jacob Meining was soloist in the virtuosic Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate and an elegiac piece from the early 20th century by a little known English composer, John Foulds.

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Quotes from members of the orchestra:

“I was so excited to see how the orchestra developed, how our shared passion for music enabled us to overcome any language barriers, and how we all learned from each other and were inspired to grow and change both on an individual basis, and eventually, as an orchestra”
Charlotte Evans - Principal Oboist (England)

“I was very glad to participate in performing Carmen, one of the most brilliant pieces. Also, I was very glad that the Legend of Ohrid, one of the brightest jewels of Serbian music was performed at the heart of Europe. Even greater pleasure for me was being the part of the orchestra. Thank you, Triorca, for making it possible!”
Vanja Radlovacki – 1st Violin (Serbia)

“Music is our first love - and so I was very happy to be part of Triorca. I am sure this will be a project I will never forget in my life. It was a great pleasure to learn these wonderful music pieces and I am very happy that we performed Danzon No. 2 which is one of my favourite pieces of music . I was also very glad to play with the young musicians of Serbia and Britain and to make new friends. We had a great time together!”
Jöran Tobias Heikaus - 2nd Violin (Germany)

Click here to read a review from the online edition of Rhein Zeitung.

Serbia Concert

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Following their debut in Germany in July, Triorca gave their first performance in Serbia, with musicians from Landesmusikgymnasium, Rheinland Pfalz and Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, Norfolk, joining students at the Isidor Bajic Music School, Novi Sad for a week of rehearsals and a concert at the Synagogue. The programme included colourful melodies from Bizet’s opera Carmen and a new work written for the orchestra by the young Serbian composer, Anna Kazimic, which brings together the worlds of Balkan folk music and the Western European waltz. The epic 5th Symphony by Shostakovich gave the young players plenty of opportunity to show off their virtuosity.

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Saturday 15th December 2012, The Synagogue, Novi Sad.

Conducted by Nicholas Daniel

  • Bizet - Carmen Suite
  • Anna Kazimic - Balcando, world premiere of a new work commissioned by Triorca
  • Shostakovich - Symphony no 5

"I love Triorca because it connects people from different countries and cultures. It is the best way to speak the same language and play wonderful music. I am happy to be a part of it and I'm enjoying so much. So, thank you for that."
Nevena Vlaovic, cello

"Triorca means the promise of a united, friendly future. Novi Sad is a beautiful and historic city, but one whose best years must surely be still to come. When you recall how recently bombs fell on its buildings and its bridges, the success and potential of the Triorca project becomes all the more inspiring and moving."
David Price, oboe

"Triorca means having fun with friends."
Aileen Nierent, flute

"I can't put into words what Triorca means to me: it demonstrates that music is a universal language that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries, that speaks straight to the heart, to the emotions… . I feel very privileged to have been involved with this project."
Geraldine Evans, Sectional Tutor



From the newspaper DNEVNIK, Novi Sad, December 16, 2012

Following its summer debut in Koblenz, Germany, Triorca, the new international youth orchestra comprised of musicians from the Landesjugendorchester and Landesmusikgymnasium, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, Norfolk, England and Isidor Bajic Music School, Novi Sad, Serbia, performed at the Novi Sad Synagogue last evening. The concert marked the closure of the second phase of the Triorca European project aimed at gathering musicians between 16 and 25 years old with the goal of promoting talent, collaboration, musicianship, creativity, etc. Pieces by Shostakovich and Bizet were featured at the concert under the baton of the Artistic Director Nicolas Daniel, along with new work written especially for Triorca by the young Serbian composer Ana Kazimic.

“It's around 25 years since I was last in Novi Sad and it's really wonderful to be back here. I have such happy memories of my last visit and I will leave this time with all new love for the city and its people in my heart, especially its young musicians”, said Nicholas Daniel, British oboist conductor, and recipient of the Queen’s Medal for Music.

According to Daniel there are numerous challenges simply in terms of putting together young musicians from three very different countries: the national character of each group, temperament, even the pitch to which instruments are tuned, the style of learning and teaching, matters of articulation, experience, and musical style.

“Yet if the overall musical concept is strong enough and the music great enough to lift everybody up to new levels, then such very special results are possible, and that’s what has happened here. Yes, there are more problems than anything else, but because of our joint love of the music we are playing and its true greatness and classlessness, as with all great music, the problems become entirely meaningless.”

The esteemed artist adds that when the generosity of the Germans, the determination and openness of the British, and the strong-hearted warmth of the Serbians are combined one gets a powerful mix!

“Despite being a beautifully contrived plan to bring these three great nations together, the overall sum of the project has ended up greater than any of its individual parts. That's the thing about music, it's a more powerful force than war or weather or nature - it can transcend those things and show the true goodness and greatness inherent in humanity, all without words.”


“For me Triorca is really a fantastic project to bring (young) people of different European countries together. While making music together, they may encounter some different traditions (for example in phrasing music, in intonation, etc.,) but at that same moment they are finding that they all speak the same human language, that they all can have the same expression, the same feeling by making music - and so they really understand that we all together are human beings, are one human community. That's great!”, said Richard Moser, the principal of the Landesmusikgymnasium from Montbauer, Germany, one of the partners in the project.

Danijela Klickovic

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