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Eggner Trio & Diana Doherty

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26 Sep - 13 Oct 2020

2020 International Concert Season

The brothers of Austria's Eggner Trio personify so much of the history of chamber music. They literally grew up playing music together in their living room, the intended venue for so many works written for this most intimate artform. While each has their own solo career, together they make an inspiring and superbly matched ensemble, regularly appearing in the great concert halls of the northern hemisphere – and for Musica Viva. On this tour they’re joined by superb Australian oboist Diana Doherty in a unique and exciting virtuoso collaboration. With four famously engaging personalities on stage, expect a vividly memorable event! 

Martinů’s rarely heard Oboe Quartet is one of the finest works of its kind. This surprisingly unusual combination of instruments creates a sonic challenge eagerly accepted by Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, whose own quartet will be heard for the first time. Piano trios by Beethoven, Smetana, Arensky and Schumann ground the programs in the richly rewarding world of Romantic melody and colour.

Christoph Eggner piano 
Georg Eggner violin 
Florian Eggner cello
Diana Doherty oboe


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Weekday, Newcastle, Sydney Weekend

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in C minor, op 1 no 3
MARTINŮ Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano, H315
SMETANA Piano Trio in G minor, op 15
SKIPWORTH Oboe Quartet (World Premiere)*


Canberra, Melbourne Weekend, Perth, Sydney Weekday

ARENSKY Piano Trio no 2 in F minor, op 73
MARTINŮ Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano, H315
SCHUMANN Piano Trio no 1 in D minor, op 63
SKIPWORTH Oboe Quartet (World Premiere)*

Program Timings

Program 1 - 103 min
Program 2 - 110 min

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia in memory of Anne and Alan Blanckensee, by their son Andrew, family, and friends.

Join us at every concert for exclusive experiences including pre-concert talks to enhance your concert experience, as well as the chance to meet your favourite artists.


Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program.

Sydney 26 Sep – 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Canberra 29 Sep – 6.15pm, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Adelaide 01 Oct – 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room
Perth 05 Oct – 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Brisbane 07 Oct – 6.30pm, Boardroom
Newcastle 08 Oct – 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)
Melbourne 10 Oct – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Sydney 12 Oct – 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Melbourne 13 Oct – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2


Immediately following the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, which the group will be happy to sign.

Adelaide 01 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Brisbane 07 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 12 Oct - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 13 Oct - Post concert, Foyer 


Immediately following the performance, join the group for an entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist session. Come with any questions you may have! 

Sydney 26 Sep - Post concert, Function Room Level 1
Canberra 29 Sep - Post concert, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Perth 05 Oct - Post concert. Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Newcastle 08 Oct - Post concert, onstage
Melbourne 10 Oct - Post concert, Foyer

Eggner Trio | Video by Unison Shot

Diana Doherty | Spirit of the Wild - Oboe Concerto

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