Date(s) - 01/03/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Since winning the first prize at the Premio Vittorio Gui in Florence and the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition, the Gould Piano Trio is considered as one of the finest of its kind performing today. Their widely diverse repertoire displays a strong stylistic conviction appreciated by audiences and critics alike. They celebrate their 25th anniversary year with performances of a new commission from British composer Mark Simpson, supported through Beyond Borders and the PRS for Music Foundation. Simpson will also join the trio for a performance of one of the most remarkable works to come out of World War II: Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’. Composed whilst Messiaen was a French prisoner of war, his Quartet is a highly emotionally engaging, enduring and improbable masterpiece, which seems to touch the outer edges of human experience.