Solstice are a contemporary piano trio based in Melbourne. The trio formed in 2015, drawn together by a mutual desire to break the piano trio out of its classical music traditions with new repertoire, new performance venues, and a new audience.
The trio have spent the last four years engaging in genre-crossing collaborations, curating performances which extend the concert experience beyond usual expectations, allowing space for moments of social connection and the sharing of ideas.
Georgina Lewis / Piano
Natasha Conrau / Violin
Steph Arnold / Cello
A programme of rarely-performed works by contemporary New York and Melbourne-based composers, featuring Grammy-nominee Pascal LeBoeuf's 'Obliquely Wrecked' (winner of the 2017 Cortona Prize).
Other featured composers include Florent Ghys, Xani Kolac, Missy Mazzoli, Andrea Keller and Anna Pidgorna.
As part of Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2019 Chamber Music Series, Solstice present a program exploring the theme of cities as places of chaos, connection, home and history. The program features four new works by Melbourne-based composers Sandra Birze, Louisa Trewartha, Nat Bartsch and Solstice cellist Stephanie Arnold, as well as works by Moya Henderson and Peteris Vasks.
With Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Loni Rae Thomson, Solstice present an intimate program of pop, rock, indie, jazz tunes, all intricately arranged for piano trio and voice in this cross-genre collaboration.