Joe Shiner and Michael Dussek (left to right)

Music for Clarinet and Piano

Date & timeSaturday, 10 June 2023 7:30pm - 9:30pm
LocationThe Senior Combination Room, Trinity Hall
CostStandard £15 | Concession £10 | Student £5
Booking closing date Friday, 9 June 12:00pm
Dress code N/A
Event type Concert

Booking: Members of Trinity Hall    Booking: non-members

We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of music from Clarinettist Joe Shiner, and Pianist Michael Dussek.


Brahms: Sonata in Eb major op. 120 no. 2

Weber: Grand Duo Concertant in E flat major op. 48

Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes

Saint-Saens: Sonata in E flat major, op. 167

Poulenc: Sonata

Please note that late arrivals will not be permitted entry until the interval. The doors will be open from 7pm and we ask that guests take their seats by 7.25pm. Seats will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


  • Joseph Shiner (clarinettist)
  • Michael Dussek (pianist)

Joseph Shiner regularly appears at venues and festivals around the United Kingdom, and internationally, with recent engagements at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, and the St Magnus International Festival. His awards include the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Philip and Dorothy Green Award (for Young Concert Artists), and the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Prince’s Prize. A selected artist for Making Music and the City Music Foundation, he is currently Artist-in-Residence at Lancing College, and was featured as BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’.

As a chamber musician Joseph has enjoyed collaborations with Maiastra, the Allegri and Endellion quartets, and with pianists James Baillieu, Christopher Glynn, Sholto Kynoch, and Somi Kim. In 2019, Joseph released his first solo recording on Orchid Classics, surveying Brahms’ works for clarinet with piano and ‘cello. The disc was a Classic FM ‘Album of the Week’, and hailed by Gramophone for its ‘stormy grandiloquence’ and ‘twilit’ poetry’. Joseph is also a founding member of the award-winning ‘Magnard Ensemble’, with recordings on the Orchid Classics and Toccata Classics labels of music by Paul Patterson, Martin Butler, and Stephen Dodgson. Orchestral credits include performances with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Joseph studied at Wells Cathedral School with Kevin Murphy and Timothy Orpen, before reading Music at Gonville and Caius College, graduating with double First Class honours. He then studied with Angela Malsbury, Mark van de Wiel, and Chi-Yu Mo at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with Distinction and the DipRAM. Subsequently, he has studied with Patrick Messina, Christopher Richards, and Andrew Marriner.

Joseph’s 2019/2020 season includes appearances at Kings Place, Bridgwater Hall, Snape Maltings, and the Holywell Music Room, in collaboration with artists including Michael Dussek, Elin Manahan Thomas, and the Allegri Quartet.

Michael Dussek specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. For more than thirty years he has been privileged to perform in the world’s major concert halls with internationally acclaimed artists such as violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Anne Akiko Meyers, Antje Weithaas, and Xue Wei, cellist Ofra Harnoy and singers Bernarda Fink, Stephan Loges, Christopher Maltman, Ian Partridge, Joan Rodgers, and Vassily Savenko. He has also collaborated with the Bridge, Chilingirian, Coull, and Dante String Quartets. Since 2006 he has undertaken three major recital tours of Japan with violinist Ryu Goto, with whom he has also performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2008 he formed a duo with violinist Leoš Čepický; they have performed at major British and European festivals, including the Prague Proms, also collaborating with cellist Gemma Rosefield.

As a member of three chamber ensembles, the Dussek Piano Trio, Endymion, and Primavera, Michael performs regularly at Britain’s major concert venues. With Endymion he gave the opening concerts at Kings Place and has appeared recently in the Wigmore Hall’s Coffee Concerts and Chamber Music Series.

Michael’s discography is extensive and includes 23 CDs in Dutton Epoch’s highly acclaimed series of recordings of 20th century British composers. These include York Bowen’s first three Piano Concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Vernon Handley. The first Concerto was selected for Fanfare Magazine’s illustrious Hall of Fame. His recording of Edmund Rubbra’s Violin Sonatas with Krysia Osostowicz was nominated for a Gramophone Award. He has recorded four CDs with Ryu Goto for Deutsche Grammophon. Their 2006 Suntory Hall Recital including sonatas by Strauss and Brahms, also recorded on DVD, has received particular acclaim.

Michael has been described as ‘an outstanding artist’ and a ‘hugely respected pianist’. In January 2014 Fanfare Magazine, USA, described his playing as ‘nothing short of amazing’. Recent recital venues include London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.


Seating is limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets cost £15 standard, £10 concessions, and £5 students. All ticket prices include a complementary drink served during the interval (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).

Once you have booked your seat(s) you will receive a booking confirmation which you will be asked to present on arrival. Please either print a copy or display using a hand-held electronic device. You will not be issued paper tickets.


We are able to offer refunds for bookings cancelled five working days or more before an event. Requests for late refunds will be considered on an individual basis and refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Alumni & Development Office. We cannot accept responsibility if weather or disruption to travel prevents you from attending. Please let us know as soon as possible if you find you are no longer able to attend, as we have limited capacity for this event. Please email the office or call +44 (0)1223 332555 at the earliest opportunity, if you need to cancel a booking.


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The Senior Combination Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ.

Please visit the Porters’ Lodge on arrival where they will direct you to the Senior Combination Room.


If you have any queries, please contact Rebecca Horner on or call +44 (0)1223 332555.