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Annual BBC Radio 3 and BIAF partnership concerts recorded at St Mark’s Dundela featuring acclaimed London-based ensemble Mithras Trio and Norwegian violist Eivind Ringstad.

BBC Radio 3 and Belfast International Arts Festival broadcast featuring Mithras Trio and Eivind Ringstad

Formed in 2017 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Mithras Trio have been praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’, ‘full-blooded commitment’ and ‘bold, passionate colours’. The Mithras Trio is currently a Radio 3 New Generation Artist – a scheme which brings some of the world’s most promising new talent to listeners across the UK through BBC Radio 3 broadcasts.

Norwegian violist Eivind Ringstad is one of the most prominent violists of his generation. He made his breakthrough after winning the Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 and has since performed at major festivals and concert venues around the world including countries such as Germany, South-Korea, Italy, Holland, Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, UK and the whole of Scandinavia.

Recitals will be broadcast on the Lunchtime Concert programme from 30th November – 3rd December 2021. Presented by John Toal, tune in daily at 1pm. Available thereafter on demand for 4 weeks – follow links below.


Ionel Manciu – Violin
Leo Popplewell – Cello
Dominic Degavino – Piano
Eivind Ringstad – Viola

Tuesday 30 November at 1pmclick here for link to BBC Radio 3 episode

  • Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:41
  • Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor

Wednesday 1 December at 1pm: click here for link to BBC Radio 3 episode

  • Clara Schumann: Romances, Op. 22
  • Beethoven: ‘Eyeglasses Duo’ for Viola and Cello, WoO 32 – I. Allegro
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66

Thursday 2 December at 1pm: click here for link to BBC Radio 3 episode

  • Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps
  • Martinu: 3 Madrigals, H. 313
  • Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Friday 3 December at 1pm: click here for link to BBC Radio 3 episode

  • Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25