Musica Viva Tasmania
Musica Viva Tasmania presents

Benaud Trio

Wed 17 Jul 2024 7:30 pm
Hobart Town Hall

Franz Schubert — Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat D 898

Luke Altmann — Prelude to New York

Kenji Bunch — Swing Shift: music for the evening hours


The Benaud Trio is one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles. Formed in Melbourne in early 2005, pianist Amir Farid, violinist Lachlan Bramble, and cellist Ewen Bramble have established themselves as formidable performers of the major repertoire, works by Australian composers and are well known for their outrageous pop-inspired encores.


The Benauds were winners of the Piano Trio Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition and completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in July 2006. Apart from its regular appearances at Melbourne Recital Centre and Elder Hall, the Benaud Trio has given many performances for Musica Viva Australia, the Perth Festival and the Adelaide Festival. They were Musicians-in -Residence at 3MBS FM from 2007 to 2009 and recipients of the Contemporary Masters Performance Award at Melbourne Recital Centre in 2013. The Benauds are audience favourites on ABC Classic and have released six acclaimed albums.

So sublime is the first Trio of Schubert that Robert Schumann proclaimed, ‘one glance and the troubles of our human existence disappear and all the world is fresh and bright again.’ Delicately joining the dots between 19th century Vienna and 21st century New York is delicate and soulful music by Adelaide based composer Luke Altmann. In Swing Shift, Kenji Bunch recreates the atmosphere of NYC nightlife with cool and calamitous crossover.


Amir Farid | Piano

Lachlan Bramble | Violin

Ewen Bramble | Cello


Premium          Adult $93 | Concession $88

A Reserve        Adult $86 | Concession $81

B Reserve        Adult $80 | Concession $75

*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


100 mins (including interval)

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