Tre Voci Cello Ensemble

Colin Alexander Gregor Riddell Torun Stavseng

Formed in 2013, Tre Voci is made up of Norwegian cellist Torun Saeter Stavseng and British cellists/composers Gregor Riddell and Colin Alexander. Tre Voci performs music ranging from transcriptions of medieval and renaissance vocal music to contemporary commissions including works by Richard Glover, William Davy Cole, John Lely, Jonathan Cole, Taylor Brook and Stine Sørlie as well as ensemble members. From 2013-14, Tre Voci was the resident ensemble with nu:nord, through which they had numerous works written for the ensemble and collaborated with international performers such as Silje Aker Johnsen and Mira Benjamin with performances across Norway and the UK including their Kings Place debut.

Tre Voci collaborated with 840 series in 2015 performing at the JdP Hall (Oxford), Handel House (London) and St James’ Islington with premieres by Sergei Zagny, Peter Wiegold, Luiz Enrique Yudo, Timothy Cape, Edwin Hillier and 840 founders Nicholas Peters and Alex Nikiporenko, who’s Modus Triplex was shortlisted in the British Composer Awards and released by Nonclassical as part of their Outside the Lines project.

The group recently performed and recorded in Oslo as part of the concert series Krantz set up by member Torun Stavseng. They presented a programme of early works alongside new works for cello trio and organ by pianist/composer Kit Downes. On 3rd December 2017 Tre Voci collaborated with Iranian hand-drumming legend Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, soprano Silje Aker Johnsen, composer David Stephen Grant and visual artist Henrik Koppen to present ‘Orbits’ at ICA London. Both the collaboration with Kit and the performance will soon be released on the Nonclassical record label.

Also in conjunction with Nonclassical, 2018 will see the group work alongside the South Bank Gamelan Ensemble, Kit Downes and 12ensemble with substantial new works by Bryn Harrison and Mica Levi.

The ensemble is grateful to the Britten Pears Foundation, Arts Council England, RVW Trust, Canada Council for the Arts and Richard Carne Trust for their support.