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Our second program for 2023 brings together two of the most outstanding stars of the young generation in violin soloist Grace Clifford and teenage cellist Benett Tsai. It is exciting to be able to present these two brilliant young artists in a delightful program that shines a light on the incredible diversity of the piano trio genre through the influence on these three composers of country of birth, customs, culture and heritage.

Nigel Westlake, one of Australia’s most beloved composers, wrote this stunning and highly atmospheric work for the Macquarie Trio in 2003 to instant acclaim. It is with great pleasure we program it again for this Season. We follow with the beautiful Fauré Trio, revered for its complexity and gorgeous flowing melodies – the work of a highly mature artist in the final year of his long life. The program culminates in the Smetana Piano Trio, a poem of love to his little daughter. This is truly a program to be savoured.  

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  • Nigel Westlake (b. 1958)
    Piano Trio (2003)
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Piano Trio in D Minor Op. 120
    Bedřich Smetana
    Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15
  • Grace Clifford
    Violin
    Benett Tsai
    Cello
    Kathryn Selby
    Piano