Sutherland Trio

from the Sutherland Trio

Caroline Almonte – piano
Elizabeth Sellars – violin

2.00pm Sunday, 6 March 2011
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists from the Sutherland Trio

The Sutherland Trio is a new piano trio based in Melbourne, comprising three outstanding musicians whose collective voice is warm, engaging and mature. Their natural rapport radiates through the music and their communicative style gives listeners a rare and enjoyable insight into the music.

Inspired by the distinguished Australian composer teacher and music pioneer Margaret Sutherland, The Sutherland Trio payhomage to her legacy in their dedication to bringing this intimate and expressive form of chamber music to a wider audience.

Melbourne born, Caroline Almonte has vast experience as a solo pianist and chamber musician and has become one of Australia’s sought after musicians. Since completing her studies at Juilliard School in New York, she has continued a long and wide-ranging solo career, which has taken her all over the world and across Australia. As a chamber musician she has made musical collaborations with many of the world’s top musicians. She teaches piano at the University of Melbourne and gives regular masterclasses.

Originally from California, Molly Kadarauch studied extensively overseas in Boston and Berlin at leading institutions before moving to Australia to join the Australian Chamber Orchestra, where she worked for many years. Now based in Melbourne, she has secured her reputations here as a gifted and versatile cellist, regularly sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and principal player with the major national orchestras. She also enjoys teaching cello performance and chamber music at ANAM, VCAM, and Monash University.

Violinist, Elizabeth Sellars brings to the trio a wealth of musical experience from overseas and within Australia. Her studies and early career were in London, where she graduated from the Guildhall School of Musicand has won many prizes as a soloist and chamber musician. In Melbourne, she is a busy chamber musician and is strongly committed to the performance of new work in particular. She is active in educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians through her work as Lecturer in Violin at Monash University and public masterclasses.

The Sutherland Trio will maintain a busy schedule in 2011 with performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Upcoming performance dates include a free Sunday Live concert at the Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank on May 15th, which will also be broadcast nationally on 105.9FM at 3pm. Other dates are June 23rd and November 4th at the Melbourne Recital Centre performing works by Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Rebecca Clarke, Margaret Sutherland and Skalkottas.


Margaret Sutherland– Nocturne for violin and piano

Edward Elgar – Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82

  1. Allegro
  2. Romance
  • Allegro non Troppo

Percy Grainger – Love’s Ramble from Strauss’ Der RosenKavalier


Franz Liszt – ‘Gondoliera e Tarantella’ from Venezia e Napoli

Rebecca Clarke – Midsummer Moon for violin and piano

Paul Stanhope – ‘Agnus Dei’ (After the Bushfires)

Light refreshments will be served after the concert when you can meet the artists.

******************************************************************** FROM THE ARCHIVES

8.00pm on Tuesday, 1 March 1994 at the Chapel at the Royal Freemasons’ Homes in Prahran the String Quartet of Jung Sook Yoon and John North (violins), Rosia Pasteur (viola) and Joy Fletcher (cello) played works by Haydn and Wesley.  In addition there were two premiere performances, the first was the work written for the 1993 ANU Award String Quartet No. 4 by former member and composer Robert Trumble who died earlier this year at the age of 91.  The second was the first performance of the 1991 Dorian Le Gallienne Award Commission Paroxysms for String Quartet by Peter Myers.

8.00pm on Tuesday, 5 March 2002 at the Chapel at the Royal Freemasons’ Homes in Prahran, former member Susan Pierotti (violin) and Robin Baker (piano) performed Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, K379; Margaret Sutherland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano; Sitsky’s Sonata for Violin and Piano; and Schumann’s Sonata for Piano and Violin No.1, Op.105.

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