The Anton Stadler Trio is named in honour of the celebrated Austrian clarinettist, Anton Stadler (1753-1812), to whom Mozart dedicated all his major clarinet works, including the Kegelstatt Trio – possibly the finest work ever written for this instrumental combination.

The trio reunites Janet Hilton, one of Britain’s foremost clarinettists, with renowned viola player Robin Ireland, formerly of the world-famous Lindsay String Quartet. The critical acclaim awarded to the Hilton-Lindsay performances and recordings makes this collaboration a natural and exciting development. Virtuoso pianist, Sarah Beth Briggs, completes the trio. A much sought after solo performer in her own right, Sarah is also one of Janet’s long-standing duo partners. The Anton Stadler Trio thus unites two outstanding musical partnerships, showcasing the talents of three exceptional performers in some superb repertoire, ranging from Mozart to the twentieth century.

“Exceptional beauty of tone and musical sensitivity”
San Francisco Chronicle
“So perfect a blend of emotion and experience that she inspired her colleagues to a performance of quite unusual musical intensity and pathos ...”
Sunday Telegraph
Sarah Beth Briggs played with an intelligence which had both style and a distinctive voice.
Daily Telegraph