Z.E.N. Trio

ZEN Trio

Presented by Musica Viva


Fiery passion, heart-wrenching emotion: three intensely expressive musicians come together for a rare and unforgettable performance for Musica Viva Australia.

About the concert

With fiery passion and heart-wrenching emotion, the intensely expressive musicians in Z.E.N. Trio come together for a rare and unforgettable tour with Musica Viva Australia.

Comprised of three internationally acclaimed soloists, the Z.E.N. Trio have made their name through the BBC New Generation scheme, a Deutsche Grammophon recording, and countless

Embarking on their first national tour, the Trio premiere a new work from Musica Viva Australia FutureMaker, Matt Laing, a composer of great virtuosity and originality. Other highlights include Arno Babajanian’s thrilling trio, and either Dvořák’s intoxicating ‘Dumky’, or Brahm’s gloriously passionate Trio No. 1, depending on which city you’re in.

Praise for Z.E.N. Trio

‘The technical assurance, musical conviction and stylistic unanimity of an ensemble that’s been together for many years.’ Gramophone

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Esther Yoo violin
Narek Hakhnazaryan cello
Zhang Zuo piano


Saturday Concert Program

Arno Babajanian
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in F Sharp Minor (1952)

Matt Laing
New work (2022) *

Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor, Op.90 ‘Dumky’ (1891)

Tuesday Concert Program

Johannes Brahms
Piano Trio No.1 in B (1889)

Matt Laing
New work (2022) *

Arno Babajanian
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in F Sharp Minor (1952)

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Graham Lovelock and Steve Singer.


This production is part of the following series: