THE London Bridge Trio, described as one of the UK’s most thrilling chamber ensembles, have performed at major concert venues throughout the UK and have recorded to critical acclaim.

Next month (March 3-5), we see their return to Somerset, where they will perform four concerts at The Castle Hotel, Taunton.

For Robert Schumann, Mendelssohn was ‘the Mozart of the 19th Century’.

Mendelssohn in turn revered his contemporary, conducting Schumann’s symphonies and playing in his chamber music.

The musical friendship between the two is celebrated at this weekend.

The Schumann-Mendelssohn celebration is far from an all-male affair, both Schumann’s wife Clara and Mendelssohn’s elder sister, Fanny, were gifted composers.

The weekend will also see guests Lucy Gould, violinist with the Gould Piano Trio; Gary Pomeroy, violinist of the award-winning Heath Quartet and Baritone Stephen Loges, an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

An interval drink and pre-concert talk with speaker Richard Wigmore – music writer, lecturer and regular broadcaster – are included in the ticket price and are available online at events or by calling 01823 328303.