Over the last two decades, Seraphim Trio, Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano) and Tim Nankervis (cello), has remained steadfastly committed to chamber music – from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers.
On Monday 1 August 2022, Seraphim Trio presents the beloved Ravel piano trio alongside a rarely heard trio of Ravel’s student and compatriot, Germaine Tailleferre.
She began work on her trio in 1916 (just two years after Ravel composed his), but it was not until sixty years later that she completed it on a commission from the French Ministry of Culture. As the only female member of Les Six, Taillferre was vehemently original in style. Her trio, filled with Gallic beauty, will be one of this year’s uplifting discoveries.
Seraphim is also thrilled to present a brilliant trio by Sydney born composer Elizabeth Younan – the first Australian composer to be admitted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.
This Piano Trio was her first composition written as a student there, and beneath the network of motivic development, and moments of acerbic intensity, there is an undertone of anticipatory excitement.
Acclaimed for its encyclopedic projects and inventive collaborations, Seraphim Trio’s sonic cohesion and uniform musical mastery is a constant in all its performances.
“The sense of joy in music making is a hallmark of Seraphim Trio’s playing.” – Classic Melbourne
Seraphim Trio: Gallic Charm
Primrose Potter Salon – Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Performance: Monday 1 August 2022 – 6.00pm
For more information, visit: www.seraphimtrio.com for details.
Image: Helen Ayres, Anna Goldsworthy and Tim Nankervis – photo by Pia Johnson