We welcome Wilma Smith (violin) with Anna Pakorny (cello) and Ian Munro (piano) to play an enticing smorgasbord of beloved masterpieces with more recent gems for piano trio, including the return of Ian Munro’s internationally acclaimed work commissioned by Sunday Classics Inc.
Beethoven - Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu Op.121a
Munro - Piano Trio Tales from Old Russia
Brahms - Piano Trio No.3 in C minor Op, 101
Francaix - Piano Trio.
Wilma Smith is Artistic Director and violinist of Wilma & Friends, a chamber music series based in Melbourne and presenting concerts throughout Australia and New Zealand. She is also Artistic Director
of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and teaches violin and chamber music at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Scotch College and Korowa Anglican Girls’ School.
Anna Pokorny graduated as a cello student of Howard Penny from the Australian National Academy of Music in 2012. Since 2012 Anna has had the pleasure of performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and most of the Australian Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber musician she has appeared in concert series and festivals across Australia including the Perth International Arts Festival, Metropolis Music Festival and Bangalow Music Festival.
Ian Munro has emerged over recent years as one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded musicians, with a career that has taken him to thirty countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. His Premier Grand Prix at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition for composers (2003) is a unique achievement for an Australian.