Music without frontiers, playful, joyful and deep.

Torrio!, Paul Grabowsky (piano), Mirko Guerrini (tenor saxophone), Niko Schauble (drums), was formed for a one-off performance in late 2013 but the immediate personal and musical connection inspired a commitment to continue performing together as an ongoing project.

All three members of Torrio! are prolific composers and each contributes original music to the ensemble’s repertoire with performances marked by their astounding interplay and passionate playing. Our 2017 Artist in Residence Paul Grabowsky is one of the most respected musical artists in Australia. Niko Schauble is one of the most creative drummers in Australia, and has an association with Paul Grabowsky dating back over three decades. Since moving to Melbourne, expatriate Italian saxophonist Guerrini has impressed with the depth and authority of his playing in a broad range of genres.

Torio’s performances range across the boundaries of genre, referencing the various traditions that have inspired them, from jazz and contemporary classical music to pop and soundtrack composition. The result is music without frontiers, playful, joyful and deep.

The Artist-in-residence program is supported by Peter Jopling AM QC & Dr Sam Mandeng and The Vizard Foundation.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


This production is part of the following series:


In 2018 we welcome internationally acclaimed recorder virtuoso and artistic director Genevieve Lacey as our Artist-in-Residence.