Patron - Sir Robert Green-Price

President - Graham Trew MVO

Vice-president - Lord Berkely CBE

Next Concert

Sunday 24th March 2024  3.00pm


Dijus Jonusas  - violin

Andrea Kim - cello

Rose McLachlan - piano

Included in the programme are works by Shostakovich, Debussy, Beethoven and Haydn

Having formed in 2022, Trio Cosmo quickly established an exciting connection which led to numerous engagements and prize winning performances. From the earliest rehearsal it was evident that the trio's synergy produced ambitious ideas, motivation for extended rehearsals and a desire to tackle the most demanding and towering masterpieces in the repertoire. In March 2023, Trio Cosmo was awarded the Nossek Prize at the RNCM for their performance of Arensky’s 1st trio. They are very passionate about supporting contemporary composers and have given the world premiere of Drew Cassey’s ‘March’.


Andrea Kim’s musical journey started from the time she was able to place fingers on the piano. Born and raised in New York, she grew up in a culturally enriched environment that allowed her to explore the infinite possibilities of the arts.

Andrea started the cello at the age of 9, but only fell in love with the instrument when she joined her first symphony orchestra, the Grammy award winning, New York Youth Symphony. Andrea has joined and participated in other programs including the Meadowmount School of Music, the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Program, as well as the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. Thanks to these experiences, Andrea was able to regularly perform at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Neidorff-Karpati Hall.

In recent years, Andrea participated and won competitions, including YoungArts, the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition, Morning Club Music Scholarship Award, and became a finalist in the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Competition. She has also performed at masterclasses for Eduardo Vassallo, Paul Katz, Fred Sherry, and Michael Brown for solo and chamber works.

Since this past fall, starting her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Andrea has been gifted opportunities to work with various notable musicians, including Sir Mark Elder with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Sally Beamish for her solo work, Gala Water, and Anna Clyne for her chamber work, Shorthand. Becoming more involved in chamber music, Andrea’s piano trio, Trio Cosmo has also recently won the Nossek Prize at the RNCM.

Andrea has graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Classical Cello Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. From the fall of 2022, she continues her studies at the RNCM, studying with Hannah Roberts. Andrea’s former teachers include Julia Lichten, Madeleine Golz, and Carole Tilson.


Rose McLachlan comes from a family of musicians and began piano lessons with her father and shortly after entered Chetham’s School of Music in 2010, initially as a chorister and then focusing on the piano with Helen Krizos.

Rose has had the opportunity to play with orchestra on several occasions, with her debut aged 13 in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Beethoven’s 2nd piano concerto. She went on to perform this another 4 times with her family completing the set. In 2019, Rose performed Shostakovich 2nd concerto witht the BBCCO conducted by Barry Wordsworth, which was broadcast twice on BBCR3. Most recently, she played Chopin’s 1st concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Bay. This was as a result of winning the concerto competition on the PianoTexas Festival and Academy, where she was selected to be a Young Artist.

Rose is currently in her final year at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, continuing her studies with Helen Krizos. She is extremely grateful to receive support from the Waverley Fund, Sir Max Bemrose Bursary, Pendletozn Young Musicians Bursary and Talent Unlimited

Future engagements include performances of carnival of the animals with the Halle in the Bridgewater Hall, a recital as the part of the Ribble Valley Piano Festival and a concert with violinist Esther Abrami in Switzerland .


Pijus Jonusas is a Lithuanian violinist from Vilnius. A keen chamber musician and teacher, Pijus studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Peter Brunt and at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester UK with Pavel Fischer.

Pijus has performed in iconic venues including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore,

Cadogan and Conway halls in London and had a privilege of collaborating with renowned

artists like Magnus Johnston, Guy Johnston, John Ryan, Timothy Ridout, Petr Prause, Susie

Meszaros and Abel Salaocoe. In 2019 Pijus joined the Elmore Quartet and in 2021 was appointed as a Junior Fellow in chamber music with the Elmore Quartet at The Royal Northern College of Music. He currently performs as a member of Trio Kagura.