Zoffany Ensemble

Zoffany Ensemble


This is going to be a wonderful hour.


Schubert      String Trio movement in Bb, D 471

Beethoven   String Trio in C Minor op.9 no.3 

Schubert      String Trio in Bb, D 581

In 2009 as the result of a passionate interest in classical and romantic chamber music Manon Derome formed the Zoffany Ensemble. From time to time other players, with whom Manon has a close affinity, are added to the group as the repertoire demands.

Joining Manon will be the celebrated cellist Tony Pleeth and Garfield Jackson, a founding member of the Endellion Quartet.

MANON DEROME has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and given recitals in the USA, Canada, Austria and England, making her Wigmore Hall debut in 1991.  She is now the co-leader of the London Chamber Orchestra and also works with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

GARFIELD JACKSON, who attended the Yehudi Menuhin school, toured extensively with the Endellion Quartet and recorded for EMI, Virgin and Warner Classics. They were quartet in residence at Cambridge University where they coached chamber music and gave regular performances. As a soloist, Garfield has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Centre, and has also broadcast several times for the BBC.

ANTHONY PLEETH studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he won the gold medal in 1966.  After completing his studies he became increasingly interested in the Baroque Cello and his first record, released in 1976, established him as England’s foremost exponent of the instrument. Then in 1987 the Pleeth Cello Octet celebrated the centenary of Villa-Lobos with a highly acclaimed recording of his cello ensemble music. This was followed by recordings of Vivaldi’s cello sonatas, Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, and various recordings of chamber music by Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn. During the late 1980s Anthony Pleeth became increasingly in demand as principal cello on Film and Television soundtracks working for many important British, European and Hollywood composers.