Ensemble Trivium play Hayd’n Seek

By Kirra Livingstone

MALENY is about to experience something magical when Ensemble Trivium hits town in March.

The talented Brisbane quartet  – a dynamic collective of Brisbane’s leading musicians, performing chamber music centred around the flute – will be performing in the hinterland town on March 19.

Since 2015, Ensemble Trivium has been dazzling audiences with their imaginative, vibrant programming and inspired combinations of instruments.

They perform traditional and contemporary chamber repertoire, including commissions of new works and has a passion for unearthing hidden gems.

Various combinations of the group include flute, violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, voice, piano and percussion.

Ensemble leader and flutist Monika Koerner said their Hayd’n Seek series – coming to Maleny on March 19 – was aimed at bringing something familiar but exciting to audiences.

Monika described the program as a taste of old and new compositions, some of which may be unknown to audiences, but are aimed at delivering compositions with variety to broad spectrums of audiences. “I like to find hidden gems in my repertoire and many pieces that aren’t so well known but they are masterpieces people don’t know about,” Monika said.

“The mix of old and new pieces gives people something they’re familiar with and something they’ve never heard before.

“I like to do programs that offer variety.”

Monika said the group prided itself on giving audiences a unique classical ensemble performance through the programs they curate.

Throughout the night will be renditions from compositions including Trio in D-major Hob XV:16 by 18th century composer Josef Haydn, and Limestone & Felt by modern composer Caroline Shaw.

“The program traverses the sublime simplicity of sparkling Haydn to the ravishingly lush sounds of rarely heard French master Maurice Duruflé, bridged by three exhilarating duos showcasing some of the best of current compositions,” she said.

“We are motivated to offer something a little bit different, something familiar something not so familiar, every concert has a different combination of instruments, you never get the same thing.”

Ensemble Trivium will be performing at the Maleny Community Centre on March 19 at 2pm, and then again with a different program at the Montville Village Hall on August 20 at 3pm.

Tickets are available for the Maleny performance now on their website, https://www.monikakoerner.com/ensemble-trivium.