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Sitkovetsky Trio

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Three young virtuosi with countless solo prizes to their names: together, the music-making of the Sitkovetsky Trio is little short of miraculous. In their hands the piano trio becomes a miniature orchestra, making huge worlds of colour and texture from their personal, intimate musical format.

Performing Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque no 1 with its decidedly Russian flavour that finds a cousin in Shostakovich’s second trio, which likewise reflects on mortality, from its ghostly opening cello solo through to the emotionally wrenching danse macabre of the finale.

Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth drew on inspiration from a shakuhachi melody known as Pounding Wave that allows the Trio to grow organically through its three movements. Mendelssohn's Trio concludes with one of the showiest, most dazzling, life-affirming finales in the repertoire, it makes a perfect end to a thoroughly uplifting concert.

PROGRAM

RACHMANINOFF Trio élégiaque no 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio no 2, op 67
LACHLAN SKIPWORTH Piano Trio*
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio no 1, op 49

ARTISTS

ALEXANDER SITKOVETSKY violin
BARTHOLOMEW LAFOLLETTE cello
WU QIAN piano

UNDER 30 AND STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

  • Under 30 tickets are $30 for anyone aged 30 years and under for Musica Viva concerts. A valid proof of ID must be presented.
  • $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office an hour before each concert. A valid full-time student ID card must be presented upon purchase to receive the discount.

CONCESSIONS

Concessions apply to full-time mature age students, means-tested Australian pensioners (Aged, Disability, Veteran’s Affairs and Supporting Parent), Seniors Card Holders WITH a government health care card, and all other Health Care card holders.


PRESENTED BY Musica Viva Australia

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Julian Burnside AO QC