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Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir Farid Livestream

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26 Jun 2021


In a matter of weeks in 1865 Johannes Brahms composed a horn trio in memory of his mother, bringing together a combination of instruments that seemed to occupy a new, magical land. No doubt inspired by its poised beauty, in 1910 the composer Ernst Naumann made an imaginative arrangement of Mozart’s Horn Quintet for this same line-up.

Placing both these demanding works on the same program asks a lot of a horn player, which is where Nicolas Fleury comes in. Resident in Australia since 2019, Nicolas has a brilliant pedigree, which includes studies in his native France, postgrad tuition in London, and a decade as a soloist and Principal with orchestras throughout the world.

Matching such beautiful playing is the welcome responsibility of Amir Farid and Emily Sun, two radiant musicians whose commitment to contemporary music is here expressed in the premiere of a Sonata by Gordon Kerry, generously commissioned by Julian Burnside in celebration of Gordon’s improbable 60th birthday. 

Download the concert guide here.



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MOZART Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn (arr. Naumann), K407 (1782)
KERRY Sonata for Violin and Piano (2020)*
BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat, Op. 40 (1865)

*Commissioned for Musica Viva by Julian Burnside AO QC. World premiere performances.

Nicolas Fleury appears courtesy of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.


From his rural home – surrounded by the Australian countryside, and with a dog at his feet – Gordon Kerry creates extraordinary and sophisticated music that touches the heart and mind. Gordon’s Sonata for violin and piano was written for Emily Sun and Amir Farid for their national tour (with Nicolas Fleury) in June 2021.

Gordon Kerry is a composer and writer based in north-eastern Victoria. New and recent works include a Sinfonia concertante for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, chamber works for the Omega, Halcyon, Plexus, Marais Project, and Elysian Fields ensembles, several new choral pieces, and his fourth opera, The Snow Queen, for Victoria Opera. He was Musica Viva’s Featured Composer in 2012 and is the author of New Classical Music: Composing Australia.

To our Ensemble Patron Eleanore Goodridge OAM for her support of this tour.

And thanks to our Concert Champions:

  • The Salon Society (Canberra)
  • Rosemary and John MacLeod (Melbourne)
  • Mrs Morrell (Perth)
  • Patricia Crummer, and Charles Graham, in acknowledgment of his piano teacher, Sana Chia (Sydney)
  • In Memory of Lesley Lynn (Adelaide)
  • Andrea and Malcolm Hall-Brown (Brisbane)


Listen to the pre-concert talk with composer Gordon Kerry online.

Listen Paul Kildea and French Horn player Nicolas Fleury talk about the tour on the Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast.

View the concert guide below or print at home here.

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