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.


Seraphim Trio will be popping up in unexpected places in Melbourne CBD to surprise and delight people with Beethoven recitals during August.

Wednesday 19 August 

10.30am 45 Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane
This concert features the premiere of Lyle Chan’s
Wind Farm Music dedicated to Tony Abbott commissioned by Julian Burnside QC
Read about it in THE DAILY REVIEW

12.30pm State Library of Victoria, Cowen Gallry

2.30pm Museum Victoria, Rain Forest Gallery

Thursday 20 August

12.30pm Port Jackson Press   
84 Smith St. Collingwood

Seraphim Trio's pop up series are generously supported by  
the City of Melbourne's 2015 Arts Grants

AUGUST at a glance

Thursday 13 August , 7.30pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat

Sunday 16 August, 2pm afternoon tea for 2.30pm concert
The Independent Theatre, Sydney

Monday 17 August 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre 

Saturday 22-23 August
Beethoven Weekend Feast

State Library of South Australia

Monday 31 August 8pm

PREMIERE Barry Conyngham’s ‘Time and Tide’ with The Astra Choir


‘There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven’
– Ludwig van Beethoven

In 2015 Seraphim Trio shines the spotlight on Beethoven’s piano trios. Beethoven’s reach extends well beyond the concert hall and this year we will weave Beethoven into the fabric of our cities and daily life.  
Download Program Notes:   The Beethoven Piano Trios An essay by Anna Goldsworthy


Seraphim's two recital series in March and August 2015 pivot on Beethoven’s piano trios. Seraphim is well known for preparing musical programs as one would a feast: pairing works for their combined effect, for textural balance and contextual logic as well as intrinsic beauty. By interspersing performances with anecdotes about the composer’s creative and personal life, Seraphim will take audiences on an immersive and deeply satisfying journey.


 Seraphim's 2015 schools’ program brings the educational benefits of classical music to young ears. Beethoven’s musical language is explained and children are immersed in a concert. All three members of Seraphim Trio are highly experienced teachers with postgraduate qualifications in music performance and education. Seraphim’s highly sought after educational concerts will be presented at schools in regional South Australia and NSW in 2015.


Beautiful music in stunning venues — what more could we wish for? We are delighted to present the entire cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Trios in two weekend-long mini- festivals at Epsom House in Tasmania and at the State Library of South Australia. Seraphim will take you hand in hand on a rare and intimate journey. Explore the rhetoric at the heart of Beethoven’s musical language. How does he create a narrative and stir such depth of emotion? Bookings include all concerts, pre-concert talks, food and wine.


In 2015 Seraphim Trio will surprise passers-by in laneways, libraries, art galleries and public spaces with a series of spontaneous pop-up recitals in 2015.   


Beethoven Immersion captures the raw intimacy of chamber music. Being up close and personal with Beethoven is a very special privilege that Seraphim enjoys at every performance, and now we invite you to experience this with us. At certain performances throughout the year, we will encourage audience members to sit within and around the trio, on stage, as close as you dare!


Seraphim Trio is delighted to share a world-first musical experience with audiences in 2015. Using new 3D technology developed by Jumpgate Virtual Reality, this remarkable visual and audio experience allows concert-goers the virtual thrill of being within the trio. Viewing opportunities will be available at selected performances in 2015.


In 2015 Seraphim Trio will  be inviting audience members to be involved with programming at events called Choose your Own Beethoven. This will be a live programming first, the essence of which is spontaneity: the complete works for piano trio (seven trios in total) will be prepared and a live vote will be taken to decide which works are to be performed.