Seraphim Trio & Chris Moore

Seraphim Trio and Chris Moore

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Seraphim Trio


Sonic cohesion and uniform musical mastery.

About the artists

Seraphim Trio is as much a lifelong friendship as a chamber ensemble. Acclaimed for its encyclopedic projects and inventive collaborations, their sonic cohesion and uniform musical mastery is a constant in all its performances.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon will seem them collaborate with violist Christopher Moore to present Imaginary Ballet, the breathtaking new composition by Brett Dean.

Inspired by Brett’s lockdown listening, Imaginary Ballet is a suite of fast, dance-like movements which carry rhythmic drive and bullish, effervescent energy. A series of slower interludes endows the work with oases of silhouettes and shadows, at the centre of which is an elegy to Brett’s dear friend and former viola teacher, John Curro.

Paired with a rarely heard piano quartet by one of Croatia’s most important 20th century composers, Dora Pejačević. Written in late Romantic style, the quartet is a blend of warm, lyrical melody and spirited dance. Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor remains a cornerstone of the repertoire and is the first major piece composed for the genre.

Praise for Seraphim Trio

‘The sense of joy in music making is a hallmark of Seraphim Trio’s playing.’ Classic Melbourne

COVID Safety

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Helen Ayres violin
Anna Goldsworthy piano
Timothy Nankervis cello
Christopher Moore viola


Brett Dean
Imaginary Ballet

Dora Pejačević
Piano Quartet, Op.25


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