When we commission a piece of music, we want it to last forever.

We seek out musical voices that are worth hearing. So we’ve amplified four leading voices of their generation: Australian composer Matt Laing and the soloistic talents of Z.E.N. Trio.

Matt, a Musica Viva FutureMaker, writes music of great virtuosity and originality. He has been commissioned in celebration of a patron’s significant birthday, and will play to the strengths of Z.E.N. Trio – a remarkable ensemble who’ve already made their name through the BBC New Generation scheme, a Deutsche Grammophon recording and countless acclaimed concerts.

Put these voices together, and things will get exciting. Two programs are on offer depending in which city you live in, each program includes Arno Babajanian’s trio and the world premiere of Matt’s work. Elsewhere, you’ll either be resisting the urge to stamp your feet to a grand finale (Dvořák’s intoxicating ‘Dumky’), or imploding with intense passion of the heart (Brahms’s Romantic trio).

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Z.E.N. Trio will be livestreamed on Tuesday 23 August at 7pm AEST.

ESTHER YOO Violin
NAREK HAKHNAZARYAN Cello
ZHANG ZUO Piano

Program 1:
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major (1889)
LAING New work (2022)*
BABAJANIAN Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in F Sharp Minor (1952)

Program 1: Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne Tuesday, Sydney Saturday

Program 2:
BABAJANIAN Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello in F Sharp Minor (1952)
LAING New work (2022)*
DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 ‘Dumky’ (1891)

Program 2: Melbourne Saturday, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney Monday

 

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Graham Lovelock and Steve Singer.

Sydney: The Monday 22 August concert is a Charles Berg Tribute Concert.

Matt Laing

Matt, a Musica Viva FutureMaker, writes music of great virtuosity and originality. He has been commissioned in celebration of a patron’s significant birthday, and will play to the strengths of Z.E.N. Trio – a remarkable ensemble who’ve already made their name through the BBC New Generation scheme, a Deutsche Grammophon recording and countless acclaimed concerts.

Concert Champions

Saturday 13 August, Melbourne: Peter Griffin and Terry Swann 

"The technical assurance, musical conviction and stylistic unanimity of an ensemble that’s been together for many years."
— Gramophone

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Melbourne   13 August 7pm
Perth   15 August 7:30pm
Canberra   18 August 7pm
Sydney   20 August 2pm
Sydney   22 August 7pm
Melbourne   23 August 7pm
Adelaide   25 August 7:30pm
Newcastle   27 August 7:30pm

Location

Multiple Venues

Please check the venue in your city when booking tickets.