About the Seraphim Trio

Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy (piano)  is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally, and as a chamber musician she is a founding member of Seraphim Trio.

Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. 

She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.

Musical highlights of 2017-18 include solo appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; a tour as soloist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; a nine-city solo piano tour of China; Seraphim Trio’s Australian concert season celebrating the history of the piano trio; and Seraphim Trio’s London debut. Anna curated the mini-festival ‘Chamber Landscapes’ for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, and edited Best Australian Essays 2017.

 

 Helen Ayres

Helen Ayres (violin) is a Doctoral graduate of the University of Melbourne.  She was a member of Flinders Quartet for many years and has performed with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Octet, Astra Ensemble, Syzygy, and Ensemble Liaison.

Helen has held a full-time position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as guest principal with Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

For the last 18 months, Helen has lived in the United Kingdom, performing in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She returns to Australia regularly to appear with the Seraphim Trio.

Tim Nankervis

Timothy 'Tim' Nankervis ('cello) completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Sydney with Lois Simpson and graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of Music degree studying with Nelson Cooke. He has studied in London with William Pleeth and Raphael Wallfisch, and with Vadim Chervov at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev.

He has been a  member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2004. 

He has won numerous awards for cello performance and chamber music and as a member of the acclaimed Seraphim Trio. Tim is an active chamber musician being a member of the Sonus Quartet, as well as performing with the Linden Trio, Sydney Soloists and Sydney Symphony Chamber Music.

He has performed widely throughout Australia as a soloist and has broadcast regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM. He has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto and Brahms Double Concerto with orchestras in Sydney and Queensland, and he has performed as soloist with Orchestra Victoria, playing Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo' Variations.

Tim teaches at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and tutors regularly for Sydney Sinfonia, Sydney Youth Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra.