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This page contains a small selection of commercial recordings and live concert footage. For more information about these recordings or how to purchase CDs, please contact Annabelle.


CD Cover On the ShorelineCrosse: On the Shoreline (2019)

This disc features works written (or extensively revised) within the last six years. The Piano Sonata no.1 (2013/4), played by Annabelle Lawson is a work by turns robustly statuesque and ethereal and the witty miniatures Ron’s Toyes (2014) for solo piano, inspired by the intricate wooden toys of toymaker and artist, Ron Fuller.

Gordon Crosse: Piano Sonata: I. Vivace con fuoco 

Crosse: Piano Sonata (1st Movement)     

Gordon Crosse: Piano Sonata: III. Presto scorrevole e sotto voce

Crosse: Piano Sonata (3rd Movement)     

Gordon Crosse: Ron’s Toyes: IV. Sheep and Shearsman

Crosse: Ron's Toyes. Sheep and Shearsman     

Gordon Crosse: Ron’s Toyes: V. Two WWI Biplanes

Crosse: Ron's Toyes. Two WWI Biplanes     


FavoriteCDCoverA Few of my Favorite Things

These tracks are taken from a solo CD which includes other works by Bach, Mozart, Glinka-Balakirev, Mompou and Bartók. Annabelle has a particular interest in music of Hispanic origin and spent a fourth, undergraduate year at King’s College, Cambridge, researching the social role of Argentine tango in Paris, in the years immediately preceding World War One.

Although the Liszt may need no introduction, the Danza del gaucho matrero (which roughly translates as ‘Dance of the Macho Cowboy’) is the last of three ‘Argentine Dances’ by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, written in 1937.

Franz Liszt: Concert Étude no.3 Un Sospiro 

Concert Étude no.3     

Alberto GinasteraDanza del gaucho matrero 

Danza del gaucho matrero     


An image of the CD cover to 'The Long Way Home'Lawson Trio: The Long Way Home

“This is a brave début from the Lawson Trio, but a wise one. Not just formidable musicians, they are questing spirits who have shown a rare commitment to the creation of new music…”
Helen Wallace, BBC Music Magazine

‘The Long Way Home’ is the Lawson Trio’s début CD, featuring première recordings of their commissions. Anthony Powers’ work was written as a generous and treasured gift to the Trio and this movement, ‘Ratcliffe Highway’, is inspired by an old English folk-song depicting nautical low-life in London’s dockland. ‘Sailing’ is from Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s double piano trio, commissioned by the Lawson Trio and Chamber Music 2000 to mark the 2012 London Olympics. The piece is scored for combined amateur and professional trios. It is performed here by the Lawson Trio and students from Pro Corda.

Anthony Powers: Piano Trio
(Listen to all five movements on YouTube)

III. Ratcliffe Highway     

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Five Rackets for Piano Relay
(Watch live footage of the fifth movement on YouTube)

III. Sailing     


University of Leeds International Concert Series

Annabelle Lawson and Matthew Hunt rehearsing
Annabelle and Matthew in rehearsal

Recital with Matthew Hunt (clarinet) – Live Footage

  • Robert Schumann – Fantasiestücke
  • Neils Gade – Fantasiestykker
  • John Ireland – Fantasy Sonata

To view the concert click here

Recorded: February 2018


Anima Rising CD CoverAnima Rising. Naomi Wright (Cello) & Annabelle Lawson (Piano)

“Wright & Lawson give a superb performance, which is suitably atmospheric and deals well with the various technical and interpretative issues that & [Janáček’s ‘Pohadka’] presents.”
John France, Music Web International

This eclectic disc features music by Beethoven, Janáček, John Hearne and Stephen Plews. These ‘Preludes’ by Stephen Plews are written for acoustic piano and cello over an electronic soundscape and have a distinct flavour of jazz.

Stephen Plews:  Preludes 2 & 3

Prelude 2     
Prelude 3     

Wigmore Hall Live Footage

“This fine group are not content to peruse the big back catalogue of works for piano, violin and cello…”
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times

Lawson Trio: Schumann Trio no.3 in G minor, op.110 (2nd mov. ziemlich langsam)

Lawson Trio: Haydn Trio in Eb Major, Hob XV:30 (1st mov. allegro moderato)

Audio Extract Credits (in footer):
Bela Bartók: Rubato from ‘Three Folk Songs from the Csík District’
David Knotts: Allegretto from ‘The Long Way Home’
Richard Rodgers arr. Stephen Hough: My Favorite Things