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Benaud Trio - Ross Edwards - Piano Trio

Year: 1999, 42 mins
Code: EX-CONCLASS43_a

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Performance by the Benaud Trio. Ross Edwards: Piano Trio.

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 åin 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.

"These boys love cricket but they come on and they’re absolutely transformed, the music just takes over…I defy anybody to come into this hall this morning and hear those boys playing that Shostakovich and not become excited and moved and addicted to chamber music for the rest of their lives." - William Lyne (Artistic director of Wigmore Hall, 1966-2002)

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