Streeton Trio – The Gypsy, The Ghost and other Tales

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Benjamin Kopp: Piano; Emma Jardine: Violin; Martin Smith: Cello

Each of these works features a mythical concept or other-worldly character; from Haydn’s bubbly rustic Gypsy trio, to Sergei Rachmaninov’s deeply expressive Elegiaque Trio No. 1, to the floating, pretty Butterflying by Elena Kats-Chernin and ending with the masterful and colourful Ghost trio by Beethoven.  Let the Streeton Trio’s imaginative interpretation of these works transport you to a magical place, far, far away…

Formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, from three of Australia’s leading young musicians, the Streeton Trio is the first Australian ensemble to be selected for the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy, where it has been Ensemble-in-residence since 2010.  Currently based in Berlin, the trio has studied intensively with the world’s leading chamber musicians and is highly in demand to perform across Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

Winner of the 2011 Music Viva Chamber Music Competition, the Streeton Trio has been a finalist in many prestigious international competitions.  The trio’s debut CD, Ravel, Brahms is broadcast frequently across Australia and Europe.  The CD has received rave reviews, including ‘it is quite clear that these young players have entirely identified with this repertoire – their unerring exactitude of tempo and mood is almost psychic.’ [Thomas’, 2011] and ‘There are many accomplished recordings of this wonderful work, and this is one of the finest I have heard.’ [Limelight, Feb 2012]. The trio’s second album, Elation, was featured as CD of the week on ABC FM, 3MBS, 2MBS, Radio National and SBS Radio.  Their 2013-2014 schedule includes performances across China, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Lithuania, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.

‘The Streeton’s played with excellent balance, no one instrument dominating, and gave the audience a marvellous taste of Schubert at the height of his powers…The entire performance was very satisfying, and richly deserved the audience’s enthusiasm, which gave rise to a wonderful encore.’ Lindis Taylor, Middle-C, New Zealand.

‘All aspects of the presentation were outstanding from the planning of a very well balanced and demanding programme to the execution of the same.  The choice of works and their juxtaposition in the programme was excellent…’ Elizabeth Andrews, South Coast Music Society

Running Time: 70 minutes with no interval

26 July 2014
Saturday 26 July, 7.30pm

$37.00 – Full price
$32.00 – Concession and Groups

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