The Lisa Bucknell Trio Concert
In this penultimate concert of the season, the Lisa Bucknell Trio performed works written for a less traditional ensemble formation: viola-clarinet-piano, and what a treat it was!
The three Australian musicians displayed their personal and musical connections from the moment they walked on stage and throughout their performance. The friendly dynamic between the players was evident especially in Mozart’s ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio, K. 498.
The programme was well balanced, with works by Schumman, Bruch, Mozart and a contemporary piece written by Huw Watkins in 2011 named ‘Speak Seven Seas’, in which the trio expressed its meaning effortlessly, considering its technical and textural difficulties.
Sharing similar ranges and timbres, the colours in the viola and clarinet complimented each other effectively, especially in the solo passages from the selection of Bruch’s Eight Pieces, Op. 83.
The rare opportunity to hear this trio was a musically enlightening occasion, made into an even more pleasurable experience as they entertained an appreciative audience.
Ana Vandepeer, BMus(Hons)