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Benaud Trio - Amir Farid - Classical Beethoven - BMW EDGE Oct 2005

Year: 2006, 31 mins

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Benaud Trio - Amir Farid - Classical Beethoven - BMW EDGE Oct 2005

The Benaud Trio rose to national prominence after winning the prestigious Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. The Benaud’s have been playing together in various duo and trio combinations over the last three years. The Trio members share many common interests including a love for chamber music, Chinese food and an eagerness to break out the cricket bat at any opportunity. Between them, the members of the Benaud Trio have accumulated an impressive number of chamber music awards and have studied with numerous prominent musicians and ensembles including: the Takacs Quartet, the Henschel Quartet, the Petersen Quartet, Mark Mogilevski, Marco van Pagee and William Hennessy.

The Benaud Trio is one of Australia’s finest ensembles. Formed in Melbourne in early 2005, pianist Amir Farid, violinist Lachlan Bramble, and cellist Ewen Bramble have established themselves as formidable performers of the standard repertoire, works by Australian composers and music with a pop/jazz influence.

Apart from their regular appearances at Melbourne Recital Centre and Elder Hall, the Benaud Trio have performed in major international festivals in Adelaide and Perth and for Musica Viva in Hobart and Melbourne. They have given concerts in many regional centres including Ballarat, Castlemaine, Mount Barker, Port Fairy,

Flinders and Mount Macedon and have also played live on the ‘Today Show’, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 2006 Boxing Day Test and at the launch of the Steve Waugh Foundation in Sydney.

The Benaud Trio were winners of the Piano Trio Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition and were resident at the Banff Centre for the Arts in July 2006. The Benauds were Musicians-in-Residence at 3MBS FM from 2007 to 2009 and recipients of the 2013 Contemporary Masters Performance Award at Melbourne Recital Centre. In November 2015 they were Ensemble-in-Residence at the inaugural Adelaide Chamber Music School.

The Benaud Trio’s repertoire now spans more than 60 works from Haydn to the present day. They regularly commission new music from prominent Australian composers including and are well known for their outrageous pop-inspired encores, specially arranged for then by Nicholas Buc.

The Benauds and have two acclaimed albums available on Melba Recordings and are audience favourites on ABC Classic FM.

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