Seraphim Trio

Seraphim Trio

Seraphim Trio is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most refined and experienced trios and is praised by critics for its ‘absolute sonic cohesion and uniform musical maturity’.  

In 2014, Anna Goldsworthy (piano) Helen Ayres (violin) and Timothy Nankervis (cello) celebrate 20 years together.  Read reviews, buy CDs, book tickets and view Seraphim's performance schedule on this website.

2019 Season

‘An unforgettable performance…It’s what art is supposed to be for but does not always achieve.’ - Limelight, 2017

Seraphim Trio wishes you a very merry Christmas and Festivus – and perhaps even some time off with family and friends. Thank you for joining us on our journey from Adelaide to Ballarat to Brunswick to Byron Bay to Grafton to Melbourne to Macedon to Mildura to Sydney. Yes, it sounds like a song! – and we have an even bigger song for you next year. We're taking a short rest until February where we will be playing at Epsom House Country House Weekend Music Festival with our dear friends Andrew Haveron and Jacqui Cronin. A little later in February we're then off to Macedon for an afternoon of piano trio favourites and then Brunswick as part of the Beethoven Festival. In March we'll be premiering 'Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds' as part of the Adelaide Festival. 

View our upcoming performances in 2019.

We hope to see you soon!

Helen, Anna and Tim


Thirteen Ways to
Look at Birds

with Paul Kelly, James Ledger and Alice Keath

In a new song cycle commissioned by the 2019 Adelaide Festival, Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger have written thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds. Using the words of John Keats, Thomas Hardy, Emily Dickinson, Judith Wright, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gwen Harwood, A.D. Hope and others, each poem is its own world - delicate and intimate at times, colossal and soaring at others, with all states in between. For two performances only, Paul Kelly, and Alice Keath join Seraphim to create a unique marriage of electronics, acoustic instruments and the human voice, celebrating winged creatures from the barn owl to the nightingale, from the thornbill to the falcon, from the magpie to the swan.

More details and booking information