An Interview with Thomas Gould of the Artea Trio
As part of Eaton Square Concerts' 10th anniversary, we are conducting a series of 10 minute interviews with the artists, to find out a bit more about them and their programme. This week we spoke to violinst Thomas Gould about his upcoming concert with the Artea Trio on 20 October.
When did you first start learning the violin?
3 years old!
Do you have a favourite piece of music?
Lots, but I do love the Libera Me from Verdi's Requiem
Why have you chosen this particular programme for your Eaton Square Concerts performance?
The Goldberg Variations is such an iconic work and even though I've played it many times before, it always feels like a journey to perform it.
Who or what has been your biggest musical influence?
Probably my older sister, Clio Gould, a very distinguished violinist
What performances do you have coming up?
I'm doing six performances at Royal Albert Hall in November - Classical Spectacular, playing Lark Ascending and Czardas walking through the hall
It is Eaton Square Concerts’ 10th anniversary this year. When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I think my mum wanted me to be a doctor. I don't think I knew at that stage
Do you have any advice for any 10 year olds looking to play the violin
Get the very best teaching you possibly can, and try to play with good technique from day one
What has been your most memorable concert?
Often the ones where something goes wrong stay in the memory the longest...