Seraphim Trio - Life Lessons from Music

The Seraphim Trio is one of Australia’s pre-eminent piano trios with a reputation for performing with finesse and impeccable quality.  We're looking forward to hearing the Trio at our next concert on Friday 29 June 2018.  

After twenty two years of performing together at the highest level, the Trio members know what it takes to sustain relationships and create beautiful music.


Anna Goldsworthy  

Anna Goldsworthy, Piano

"I love the lessons that you can learn from ensemble or from playing chamber music because they can be applied more generally in life. They’re lessons of compromise, of where you’re an individual but also part of a team. They’re very much about listening, really deep listening to someone else’s intention and supporting that. And then it’s about stepping into the limelight and having your fair say."

Quoted from "Perfect Pitch", 3010 Melbourne University Magazine 2017




Helen Ayres, Violin

"On stage, we have to be strong together. It’s important that we support each other by being individually strong and not seeking strength from the other person. I think that’s a good philosophy to carry through in any relationship actually; to know what the right balance is between seeking some support, but also remaining individually strong so that you can support your friend or colleague.

"Chamber music has always been the place where I can express myself the most. On stage, there’s a sense of communication between audience and performer, which is so deep. It crosses centuries. Yet at the same time it’s so fleeting, because it only lasts as long as the performance."

Quoted from "Perfect Pitch", 3010 Melbourne University Magazine 2017




Helen Ayres 



 Tim Nankervis   

Tim Nankervis, 'Cello 

"In an orchestra one is part of a group of cellists where homogenous blending is normally very important.  In a piano trio there are basically three soloists who nevertheless seamlessly work together and take turns in being predominant.

"The members of a successful trio share a similar work ethic and of course get along very well together.

"How do we keep classical music fresh?  By being spontaneous in performance- trying new things and never settling on an interpretation. Playing music is about being responsive and the enjoyment in this, which is having fun and pushing the limits."

Quoted from “Meet Timothy Nankervis”  an interview with Sydney Mozart Society 2016