Allegedly composed in one day during a visit to a Viennese skittle alley, or 'Kegelstatt', the whimsical title belies the depth of Mozart's pioneering work. Making maximum use of the different textures of two instruments of almost identical range, it is the perfect work to launch a morning recital comprising a unique partnership of these three artists.
Simon read music at King's College, Cambridge. He is a professor of collaborative piano at the Royal College of Music, where he also co-ordinates the piano accompaniment course. He is an official accompanist for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Timothy Orpen is the principal clarinet with two of the UK's leading chamber orchestras, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Aurora Orchestra. He is a previous overall winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and has been described as a ‘blazing talent’ by The Times and as ‘one of the best young British musicians today’ by the Daily Telegraph.
Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko Inoue has performed as soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras, including the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and with such eminent musicians as Gidon Kremer, Sir Charles Groves, György Pauk, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Heinrich Schiff and Thomas Zehetmair.