Solstice are a contemporary piano trio based in Melbourne. The group focuses on performing, commissioning and arranging works which move away from traditional piano trio repertoire and span a wide range of musical genres, with a particular interest in performing works by local composers.
Solstice look to extend the concert experience by creating a space for social connection and the sharing of ideas. Solstice explore and collaborate across diverse styles of music and art, seeking out unique performance spaces, using their programmes to draw links with contemporary themes and looking for new ways to engage the audience.
Georgina Lewis / Piano
Natasha Conrau / Violin
Steph Arnold / Cello
In How We Remember, Solstice Trio perform a program of new music by Australian and International composers which has been crafted around a soundscape of interview material exploring different states of remembering and forgetting.
How We Remember is a musical exploration into the nature of remembering and forgetting. Through music and sound, the Trio examine the strength and fragility of memory and its effect on our lives and relationships.
PRESENTED BY THE MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE AND SOLSTICE PIANO TRIO
On October 25th, Solstice will perform 'How We Remember' at the Melbourne Recital Centre. For this concert, Nat Grant and Andrea Keller are each composing new pieces on the theme of early musical memories. It is important to us that we support our collaborative artists and pay them fairly for their invaluable musical contribution to our concerts. So we need your help!
Please visit our AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL FUND page to make a tax-deductible contribution to these two commissions. Help us create two phenomenal new Australian pieces of music, and help Australia's local musical talent to develop and thrive!
All donations will be recognised on our website and in our concert program notes on October 25th, unless you would prefer to remain anonymous. In the event that we record Nat or Andrea's works, your name will also be mentioned in our CD liner notes.
Last year, Solstice combined forces with The Twoks at Rollingstock Recording Rooms to record three of Xani's beautiful and intriguing original compositions. These pieces were premiered at Bennett's Lane on September 15th 2016, at the final show in Xani's Residency.