Christopher's Classics present the Levansa Trio
Andrew Beer (violin)
Lev Sivkov (cello)
Sarah Watkins (piano)
Beethoven - Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1 No. 1
Martinu - Trio No. 2 in D minor
Claire Cowan (NZ) - Ultraviolet
Georgy Sviridov - Piano Trio in A minor
Andrew Beer is the concertmaster with the APO. Sarah Watkins has performed frequently for Christopher’s Classics (twice in 2021). Lev Sivkov last performed in Christchurch in 2019, playing the Elgar cello concerto with the CSO.
This programme features some well-known pieces along with a stunning piano trio by Sviridov, a 20th century Russian composer who studied under Shostakovich. We believe that this could be the first performance of this piece in New Zealand. This incredible work won the 1946 Stalin prize. Those who either hear or play Sviridov's piano trio for the first time will wonder why we never hear this masterpiece in concert. It certainly belongs in the repertoire.