“A performance like this grips an audience so tightly they are left bewildered when it ends.”
Photo credit Judith Crispin.
Fuelled by an immense respect for each other’s artistry and a kindred musical/creative vision, pianist Sonya Lifschitz, flutist Lina Andonovska and their guests, come together to create a tour de force in the interpretation of contemporary chamber music by some of today’s most innovative, exciting, and imaginative musical voices working both in Australia and abroad.
They have performed as a trio to capacity audiences in Melbourne and Brisbane, have been featured as part of the New Music Network’s Mini-Series, have appeared on Radio National’s Music Show and 3MBS radio, and have had several new works written and dedicated to them. The 2015 season highlights include debuts at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the Spotlight series, the Melbourne Festival, Port Fairy Festival, a premiere of Larry Sitsky’s Sandakan trio in Canberra as part of the commemoration of the WWII Sandakan marches, and a very special collaboration between Press, Play, visual artist Angela Cavalieri, and an iconic Melbourne arts venue fortyfivedownstairs.
“Sonya, Lina and Leah make a wonderful and refreshing new Trio for the Australian music scene. When appearing in Brisbane’s DeClassified Music series in October this year, they made it clear that they would not be simply treading carefully in the footsteps of their predecessors, but would be asking questions, trying new things, and making sure that Australia was keeping in touch with trends set by avant garde musicians in world centres. Complete technical control, instrumental familiarity and the trio’s respect and regard for one another were obvious to those in the audience. All left the concert with shining eyes, having been on a journey through spaces of introspection, meditative peacefulness and disciplined madness.”
Brieley Cutting, Artistic Director, Declassified Music Series
Morton Feldman: Why Patterns? c. 1978
John Luther Adams: After the Light c. 2001 (arr.)
Larry Sitsky: Sandakan Trio c. 2015
Randall Woolf: Between Me, Myself and the Lamp Post c. 2015
Doina Rotaru: Crystals II c. 2003
Rob Davidson: Cuban Missile Crisis c. 2013 (arr.)
David Lang: Vent (fl, pno)
John Luther Adams: Red Arc/ Blue Veil (perc, pno)
John Psathas: Matre’s Dance (perc, pno)
Teruyuki Noda: Eclogue (fl, perc)
Andrew Byrne: White Bone Country (perc, pno)