Duncan Gifford, Susan Collins and Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Friday, 25 August 2017 at 8pm

Duncan Gifford (piano), Susan Collins (violin), Sue-Ellen Paulsen (‘cello)

"What a profound delight this music is—and how terrific to hear it performed so wonderfully by these Australian musicians." Alistair Noble, Loud Mouth Music Trust E-Zine, April 2015 


Mozart           Piano trio no 6 in G, K 564

Beethoven     Piano trio in D, op 70, no 1, Ghost


Schubert       Piano trio in E-flat, op 148, D 897, Notturno

Smetana       Piano trio in G minor, op 15

About the Artists

Established in 2005 - and originally called the Kingfisher Trio -  this fine ensemble brings together three distinguished musicians with successful careers on different continents (Duncan lives in Spain, Susan and Sue-Ellen in Australia). The ensemble members meet each year for an exhilarating series of concerts, performed with consummate technique and spontaneity. They released a CD of Schumann Piano Trios in 2012.

Read more about the ensemble members.

Programme Notes

In this concert the ensemble performs music that explores both the radiance and the darkness in life.

Mozart’s piano trio is captivating and lively; it dazzles with elegant clarity and crisp precision. The rich dramatic textures of Beethoven’s Ghost trio create a darker beauty that is mysterious and brooding. Schubert’s Notturno glows with tenderness and gentle happiness, while dark and complex emotions lie at the heart of Smetana’s passionate trio.

Detailed programme notes for individual works  will be available nearer to the concert date


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