First Impressions



Formed as a piano trio in 2008, Strelitzia is a vibrant young ensemble enjoying praise for innovative programs ranging from classical to world, jazz and modern dance music.

Strelitzia is deeply committed to promoting Australian music by both emerging and established composers and has commissioned and premiered many new works.

Delight in fine music by female composers from Romantic to the contemporary that draws on the beauty of nature and dance. A dramatic piano trio by Gayaneh Tchebodarian’s reflects the exuberance of traditional Armenian folk dance, Jennifer Higdon’s trio is suffused with colour and contrasting moods, and Lighthouse by Sydney’s Alicia Grant invokes stunning imagery of crashing waves, piercing search lights and rough seas.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Strelitzia Ensemble


Gayaneh Tchebodarian
Piano Trio

Jennifer Higdon
Piano Trio

Alicia Grant
Lighthouse for Piano Trio

Fanny Mendelssohn
Piano Trio Op.11 in D minor