The Chrysalis Trio, one of Melbourne’s most exciting new chamber ensembles, makes its debut in regional South Australia in 2019. This compelling program of flute, viola and harp is built around Debussy and Ravel’s masterworks for this unique instrumental combination. In between, a musical adventure takes you from the French baroque to the world of contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila.

Formed in 2013 when all the musicians were studying at Australian National Academy of Music, the Chrysalis Trio comprises Katie Yap (viola 2014), Kiran Phatak (flute 2013) and Melina van Leeuwen (harp 2014). The Trio is one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge from Melbourne’s fertile chamber music scene, and combines outstanding musicianship with a creative, inquisitive approach to repertoire.

Their name draws inspiration from their shared love of nature, and their time spent in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, where they would take breaks from intensive rehearsals at ANAM, and discuss music, nature, history and philosophy.

Their 2019 ANAM Artists program is built around Debussy and Ravel’s masterworks for this unique instrumental combination. In between, a musical adventure takes you from the French baroque to the world of contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila.

Chrysalis Trio is supported by

Island to Inland
  • Visual Arts

Island to Inland

1st February 2019 — 1st September 2019

Ten Kangaroo Island based visual artists bring ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life.

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Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light
  • Visual Arts

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light

2nd February 2019 — 27th September 2020

First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.

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