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.

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1 JULY 2014

Seraphim plays ‘fast and loose’ with fairy tales, fantasy, words and music

Fairy Tales, Concert
2014 Subscription Series, 3-10 August 2014

Janáček Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for cello and piano
Dvořák Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
Ravel, arr. Benjamin Martin Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose) (Commission premiere)
Peter Goldsworthy Playing Fast and Loose with Mother Goose

For the second concert tour of Seraphim Trio’s 20th Anniversary year, Anna Goldsworthy (piano) Helen Ayres (violin) and Timothy Nankervis (cello) will perform old and new works in an enchanting program of fantasy and fairy tales.

In keeping with the theme of this much-loved ensemble’s 2014 series – Words and Music (fitting for their strong literary connection) – the program for this tour explores words and music associated with fairy tales.

Anna Goldsworthy explains that: “Fairy tales provide archetypes that inform all aspects of our culture - not just our story-telling, but also our music-making.

“This program is a charming mixture of a child's escapist magic world, with subversive twists for adults only.”

Alongside the delightful Fairy Tale by Janáček, Seraphim will premiere an arrangement they have commissioned of Ravel’s Ma mere l’oye, (Mother Goose Suite) by brilliant Melbourne composer Benjamin Martin, alongside Peter Goldsworthy’s witty meditations on the same children’s classic, Playing Fast and Loose with Mother Goose. 

Nothing is sacred in Peter Goldsworthy’s anarchic and slightly macabre prose-poems which he describes as ‘companion pieces for Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite’. Playing Fast and Loose with Mother Goose weaves together short vignettes that include a princess who wakes to find herself unhappily married to a bigamist, a recipe for a well-cooked Fairy Goose, Stockholm Syndrome and sibling rivalry in an entertaining adult take on the classics.

Bedding down the program with the refined musicality that Seraphim’s audiences have come to expect will be Dvořák’s dramatic Piano Trio No. 3.

Fairy Tales will tour to Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Ballarat in August 2014.


ADELAIDE  Elder Hall, Sunday 3 August 2.30pm
Bookings Ph: BASS 131 246 Online:  Tickets: Adult $40 / Concession $30 / Student $15

BALLARAT The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Wednesday 6 August 7.30pm
Bookings Ph:  (03) 5320 5858  Online: Prices: Adult $35 / Concession $30 / Student $15

MELBOURNE Melbourne Recital Centre, Thursday 7 August  7pm
Bookings Ph: (03) 9699 3333 Online: Prices: Adult $50 / Concession $40

SYDNEY The Independent Theatre, 10 August 2.30pm
Bookings Ph: 1300 302 604 Prices: Adult $40 / Concession $30 / Student $15