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Estivo Trio

Youthful passion and sparkling music

"The Estivo Trio has a wonderfully balanced sound and a connection with one another and the music that infuses their playing with deep emotional intensity." Classikon

Fox Chan violin

Jonathan Békês cello

Ying Ho piano

The Estivo Trio has quickly established itself as one of Australia's premiere chamber ensembles since its formation at the inaugural Sydney Conservatorium of Music Estivo Summer Chamber Music Festival in Verona, Italy. Bringing together three outstanding young musicians of remarkable talent, passion and experience, the Trio was the only Australian piano trio selected for the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Since then they have toured Asia, performed in the Mimir Festival in Fort Worth, Texas and at the Melbourne Recital Centre.


The Estivo Trio is offering two diverse programs in 2019, both featuring much loved Romantic classics alongside rarely performed masterpieces and one of Elena Kats-Chernin’s most popular works. Both programs feature duo works, showcasing the virtuosity and musicality of violinist Fox Chan and cellist Jonathan Békês alongside the brilliance of pianist Ying Ho

Program One

MENDELSSOHN Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in D Major

KATS-CHERNIN Spirit and the Maiden


SAINT-SAËNS Havanaise OR WIENIAWSKI Variations on an Original Theme (presenter’s choice)

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D minor


Program Two

FRANCK Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major OR R STRAUSS Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major (presenter’s choice)

KATS-CHERNIN Spirit and the Maiden


DELIUS Romance for Cello and Piano

SCHUBERT Piano Trio no 1 in B-flat Major

Technical specifications

Grand piano, 3 adjustable stools, and a page-turner        


April and September

Book Artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Arts NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:

Sean Moloney

Artist Development Coordinator

[email protected]