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Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge & Miles Mullin-Chivers

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22 Sep 2021

Bernadette Harvey is one of Australia’s finest pianists and teachers, and for Musica Viva’s 2021 season she has brought together her cherished colleagues Lerida Delbridge and Miles Mullin-Chivers. The unearthly slow movement that gives Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio its name is just one of the concert’s highlights; Aaron Copland’s Prelude and a brand new Piano Trio by Australian composer Donald Hollier, commissioned by Musica Viva, complete this morning of chamber music: music to engage and delight the heart, the mind and the ear.


COPLAND Prelude for Piano Trio
HOLLIER A Little Sea Music (2021)*                                                        
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost’ 

* Commissioned by Musica Viva. World premiere performance.

Lerida Delbridge appears courtesy of Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Donald Hollier

Easily reaching the 10,000 hours required for mastery, Donald Hollier is a senior composer who writes music every day – wonderful, theatrical, expansive music, that speaks of a lifetime’s emotions and knowledge. Donald’s Piano Trio was written for Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge and Miles Mullin-Chivers, to be premiered at their Sydney Morning Masters concert on 22 September 2021. It was commissioned by Musica Viva Australia with support from Create NSW.  

Born in Sydney, Donald Hollier studied piano at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. Following studies in Vienna and London, he was appointed the first Director of Music at Sydney’s Newington College in 1962. He was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 1973, and in 1974 received his D.Mus. from the University of London. Donald’s many commissions include an opera, works for chorus and orchestra, stage works, chamber music, and solo pieces for piano, harpsichord and organ.


Morning Masters Subscription: $215 (all 5 concerts)

Single tickets: $48 full price, Under 40's tickets available.

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Event Dates


The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW