Meet the trio
Jasmin Allpress is 21 years old and is originally from Bath. She began playing the piano at six and continued her studies at Chetham's School of Music at sixteen, studying with Peter Lawson and Graham Caskie. Having spent three years studying with Frank Wibaut on the 'joint course', she has now graduated from the University of Manchester, and is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Helen Krizos.
Recent successes include winning first prize in the Fergal O'Mahony competition at the Royal Northern College of Music and performing John Ireland's piano concerto with the Manchester University Symphony Orchestra. Other solo experience includes performing as part of a pre-concert talk at the Bridgewater Hall at the age of sixteen. She is also a recipient of the Patricia Cunliffe award for Keyboard Studies at the RNCM.
As a chamber musician she has won first prize in both the Christopher Rowland and Weil prizes with the Larisa Trio in 2019. The Trio perform regularly across the UK, recently having been invited to play to György Pauk in a masterclass at the Wigmore Hall. Upcoming recitals include the Leeds International Music Festival and Buxton Pavilion.
A keen advocate for contemporary music, Jasmin works with composers internationally and across the country. Collaborations have included working with Michael Finnissy on a piece dedicated to her as part of the Larisa Trio and Czech composer Jiri Kaderabek on his piece Hindyish which she performed in the Carole Nash Recital Room at the RNCM in 2017.