Trio's youthful performance
A world premiere highlights the Macquarie Trio Australia's last performance in Adelaide for 2004.
The Trio will perform the brand new piano trio, The Maiden and the Well Spirit by Elena Kats-Chernin as part of its Youthful Masters national tour at Elder Hall from 2.30pm on Sunday, November 21. Other composers on the program include Mozart and Schubert.
For Kats-Chernin, who grew up in Russia, The Maiden and the Well Spirit is unashamedly her most Russian piece, and is also her first narrative piece. It is based around a fictional Russian tale of a young girl who falls in love with a young boy (a well spirit) who hypnotises her and takes her down into his well, where she drowns. The boy eventually transforms the young girl into a beautiful water lilac to bloom forever next to his well.
Macquarie Trio Australia pianist Kathyrn Selby says: "My colleagues and I are looking forward to the collaboration between Elena and us. It is not every day we have the opportunity to work so closely with the composer of a work we are to perform, and a world premiere is always a genuinely exciting event for performers, composers and audiences alike."