The Lyrebird Trio Performs
|Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.1 No.1||L.V. Beethoven|
|Piano Trio||Nigel Westlake|
The Lyrebird Trio is comprised of Australian musicians Glenn Christensen (violin), Simon Cobcroft (cello) and Angela Turner (piano), all distinguished graduates of the Queensland Conservatorium. Formed in early 2013, the trio takes their name after the remarkable Australian native lyrebird, also an important emblem of the Queensland Conservatorium for much of its history.
In July 2013, the Lyrebird Trio won all piano trio prizes at the quadrennial Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition: the Beluera Prize for best piano trio, and the Peter Druce Audience Prize. Subsequently, they featured in the ABC International documentary “Ivory, Strings and Bows”, broadcast in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, the Pacific and Indian subcontinent. As Winter Musicians-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, they gave numerous performances across the region in January/February 2014, and made a welcome return to Banff as in January/February 2015, to record a new CD in the Banff Centre's Rolston Recital Hall.
Lyrebird Trio are an Ensemble-In-Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium. Other recent appearances have included engagements at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Musica Viva QLD, 4MBS Festival of Classics, and recordings and broadcasts for ABC-Classic FM. They appeared with The Metropolitan Orchestra in Sydney playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in August 2014.
Outside of the trio, Glenn Christensen is a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Simon Cobcroft is Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and Angela Turner is a lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.