STREETS AHEAD: The Streeton Trio, Benjamin Kopp, Emma Jardine and cellist Umberto Clerici will perform at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium this Sunday.
STREETS AHEAD: The Streeton Trio, Benjamin Kopp, Emma Jardine and cellist Umberto Clerici will perform at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium this Sunday.

Triple treat for music fans

DESCRIBED by Musica Viva as "Australia's most internationally successful piano trio,” the Streeton Trio was formed in Switzerland in 2008 by three young Australians.

In 2010 the trio was selected to be a part of the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy, where it was in residence for three years.

Now based in Sydney, the trio has studied intensively with the world's leading chamber musicians and has performed extensively across Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

Grafton audiences will have the chance to see the Streeton Trio perform this weekend when they take the stage at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium.

Named after the Australian impressionist painter Sir Arthur Streeton, the trio comprises violinist Emma Jardine, cellist Umberto Clerici (principal cello Sydney Sympathy Orchestra who joined in 2015) and pianist Benjamin Kopp.

For their Grafton performance, the Streeton Trio will be performing pieces by Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Strauss and Mendelssohn.

"The Clarence Valley Conservatorium is excited to present the internationally recognised ensemble the Streeton Trio,” director Adam Wills said.

"Their performances have been heard all over the world and we are indeed lucky to be able to hear them performing in Grafton.”

The trio won the 2011 Music Viva Chamber Music Competition and their performances have received great acclaim for performances across the United Kingdom, China, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Holland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.

In addition to their Sunday afternoon concert the trio will be presenting master classes at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium for students of violin, cello and piano as well as chamber music groups.

The master classes will be held on Saturday for piano and Sunday for violin, cello and chamber ensembles.

Tickets are available now from the Clarence Valley Conservatorium. To register for master classes with the performers contact the Conservatorium.



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