Performance at Hobart Town Hall.

Having taken Europe by storm and second prize at the Fifth Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in 2007 Germany’s Morgenstern Trio burst onto the North American circuit as 2009 winners of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award with its coveted prize of a 20-concert North American tour (including Carnegie Hall) and a CD recording.

Such is the skill of these young musicians that just five years after its formation by students at the Folkwang Academy in Essen, and even fewer years after their graduation, the trio was appointed ensemble-in-residence at their alma mater.

Returning to Australia for the first time since its successes in 2007 the trio embarks on its first national tour. Shared with Hobart audiences are some of the best-known and best-loved works from the repertoire – Dvorák’s “Dumky” trio and Mendelssohn’s first piano trio. Bookended by these two great works are Haydn’s sophisticated A Major trio, written during his final visit to London, and Ernest Bloch’s compact neo-classical exploration of the piano trio genre.

Antonin DVORAK
Piano Trio op 90 “Dumky”

Joseph HAYDN
Piano Trio Hob XV:18 in A Major

Ernest BLOCH
3 Nocturnes

Piano Trio op 49 in D minor