Firebird Trio brings a slice of Paris to Melbourne with joyous French chamber music from the end of the La Belle Époque.
About Firebird Trio
Firebird Trio – like its mythical counterpart which shone magically through the darkness – sheds light on music from all epochs. Since 2010 the piano trio has performed nationwide to critical acclaim, with a vibrancy of imagination echoing its name. Described as ‘an ensemble of immense energy and focus’ and praised for their ‘togetherness, charisma and playfulness’, Firebird Trio comprises three of Australia’s most experienced chamber musicians – violinist Curt Thompson, cellist Josephine Vains and composer/pianist Benjamin Martin. The Trio presents a unique and thought-provoking concert experience with performances that reflect the energy, colour and splendour of the Firebird, taking their name from Stravinsky’s iconic ballet suite.
About the concert
Brimming with optimism and innovation, three works from sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger reveal a turbulent yet exciting artistic blossoming in pre-war Paris. Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, completed three weeks before he enlisted in 1914, still stands resolutely as the pinnacle of the piano trio genre. Finding inspiration from evocative Basque melodies and Malaysian poetic forms, Ravel’s Trio is jampacked with virtuosity and the charm from this golden age.
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Curt Thompson violin
Josephine Vains cello
Benjamin Martin piano
D’un soir triste for piano trio
Two pieces for violin & piano
Three pieces for cello & piano
Piano Trio in A minor, M.67
Tuesday 9 March 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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