Music for Clarinet and piano

Music for Clarinet & Piano Concert – February 2022

Date & timeSaturday, 5 February 7:30pm - 9:00pm
LocationTrinity Hall
Cost£15 / £10 / £5
Booking closing date Saturday, 5 February 7:00pm

This February we look forward to welcoming Clarinettist, Joe Shiner, and Pianist, Michael Dussek, who will be performing at the forthcoming professional concert at Trinity Hall.


Brahms, Johannes: Sonata in F minor op. 120 no. 1

Weber, Carl Maria von: 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. The concert will take place in the Senior Combination Room (SCR) at Trinity Hall.


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

Clarinettist Joseph Shiner regularly appears at venues and festivals around the United Kingdom and internationally, with recent engagements at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Bridgwater Hall, Snape Maltings, Holywell Music Room and Barbican Centre, as well as the Oxford Lieder and St Magnus International festivals. 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 has also appeared several times on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme, as well as in BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’ feature.

As a chamber musician Joseph has enjoyed collaborations with Maiastra, the Allegri and Endellion quartets, and with pianists Somi Kim, Keval Shah, James Baillieu, Christopher Glynn, Sholto Kynoch and Ashley Fripp. In 2019, Joseph released his first solo recording on Orchid Classics, surveying Brahms’ works for clarinet with piano and ‘cello with Somi Kim and Yoanna Prodanova. 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, active in recital, education and artist project work, as well as recording for the Orchid Classics and Toccata Classics labels, with 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, Timothy Orpen and David Campbell, before reading Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, 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. He has also studied with Patrick Messina, Christopher Richards, and Andrew Marriner, and taken part in masterclasses with Howard Klug, Karl Leister, Julian Farrell and Robert Plane.

Pianist Michael Dussek studied at the Royal Academy of Music from 1975 to 1980 with Alexander Kelly, Rex Stephens and John Streets. Subsequently, he studied privately with Geoffrey Parsons and Greville Rothon.

For almost 40 years, he has performed in the world’s major concert halls with internationally acclaimed artists including violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Anne Akiko Meyers, Antje Weithaas and Xue Wei, cellist Ofra Harnoy and singers Charles Daniels, Bernarda Fink and Stephan Loges, among others. He has also collaborated with the Bridge, Castalian, Chilingirian, Coull, Dante and Wihan string quartets. Since 2006, he has undertaken five major recital tours of Japan with violinist Ryu Goto, with whom he has also performed at Carnegie Hall.

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 opening concerts at Kings Place and has appeared in Wigmore Hall’s Coffee Concerts and Chamber Music Season.

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 Edwin 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. Other solo recordings include works by Benjamin Britten and Carl Nielsen, while his recording of Edmund Rubbra’s Violin Sonatas with Krysia Osostowicz was nominated for a Gramophone Award. Michael has recorded several CDs with Ryu Goto for Deutsche Grammophon.

Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, where he is Head of Piano Accompaniment. In 2018, he was appointed a Professor of the University of London. He has given masterclasses at the Britten-Pears School, Royal College of Music and in Beijing, Hannover, St Petersburg, Weimar and Zhuhai. He is a regular tutor at The Tunnell Trust masterclasses on the island of Coll.

Booking and cost

Online booking is now available, click here

If you would like to reserve tickets for purchase on the night, please email Catherine Wise on or phone on 01223 332555.

Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased on the door from 7pm. Please note that there is a limited capacity and 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 after the concert (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).


Once you have booked your ticket(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 handheld electronic device. You will not be issued tickets.


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The Senior Combination Room (SCR), Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge

Please visit the Porters’ Lodge on arrival where they will direct you to the SCR.


If you have any queries, please contact Catherine Wise on or call +44 (0)1223 332550.