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Seraphim Trio

Anna Goldsworthy, piano
Helen Ayres, violin
Timothy Nankervis, cello

Over more than two decades, Helen Ayres, Anna Goldsworthy and Tim Nankervis have remained steadfastly committed to chamber music, from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers. Inspiring others through intelligent programming and a deep knowledge and love of chamber music, Seraphim Trio has become one of Australia’s most beloved ensembles.

Alongside substantial chamber music projects, such as performances of the complete Beethoven Trios, Seraphim enjoys collaborations with artists as diverse as singer-songwriter Paul Kelly, street artist Peter Drew, violinist Andrew Haveron and trumpeter David Elton. In 2019, Seraphim’s recording with Paul Kelly, James Ledger, and Alice Keath, Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds, won the ARIA award for Best Classical Album. Also in 2019, ABC Classic released Seraphim’s ambitious CD set, The Trio Through Time, tracking the evolution of the genre in recordings of twelve piano trios from Mozart to Sculthorpe.

Seraphim performs regular concerts series at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, and the Independent Theatre in North Sydney, and makes regular appearances at festivals around Australia, with 2020 engagements at the Brisbane Festival, the Perth Festival, MONA FOMA, the Coriole Music Festival, and in its own weekend festival at Epsom House in Tasmania. Seraphim is committed to championing new music, and maintains a robust commissioning program, with 2019 premieres by Jakub Jankowski, James Ledger and Richard Mills. Seraphim Trio is frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM and on the MBS network.