Australian classical music ensemble anon. will bring their unique and innovative performance style to the Kew Court House stage on Sunday 26 August.
The trio consists of Nicole Tj (piano), Thomas Lo (violin) and Rebecca Proietto (cello). Nicole and Thomas are the founding forces behind anon., which prides itself as a platform for cross-disciplinary and cross-industry collaboration, driven to re-imagine the live classical music industry by combining set design, installation art and immersive technology for a multi-sensory music experience.
Nicole said: “We look forward to transforming Kew Court House into a surreal landscape through a play on light and dark, inviting audiences to step through an alternative ‘portal’ world to find a blend of a live piano trio amongst a lighting installation.” For this special performance, audiences are invited to hear the truly innovative ensemble live in the intimate setting of the historic Kew Court House.
The show features pieces from notable composers including Rachmaninov, Piazolla and Mozart, as the trio perform a reimagining of classical music that will revitalise the senses and taste for good music.
Nicole Tj is a classically trained pianist who studied under Ronald Farren-Price and Anna Goldsworthy while completing her Bachelor of Music (honours). Thomas Lo completed his Bachelor of Music (honours) in violin performance under the guidance of Mark Mogilevsky and continued to further his love of design through a Masters of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Cellist Rebecca Proietto performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra. She is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Gwen Prokter and Lizette Bentwich Scholarships from the University of Melbourne, the Annie, Jean & Doris Lamont Scholarship, and the Australian Music Fund Grant for 2014.
Nicole adds: “We are driven to create novel classical music experiences that engage with audiences beyond just listening. We are always exploring how to use the space, visuals and movement to create an unexpectedly dynamic experience, or pose a challenge question to create new conversations.”
In 2015, the group’s collaborative nature saw the production of Trailer Music, a crowdfunded film and music project. The ensemble has since wowed audiences at the Melbourne Recital Centre, White Night Melbourne, Port Fairy Spring Festival, Melbourne Music Week at TEDxFoggyBottom in Washington DC in 2016, and this special night at the Kew Court House which is set to captivate audiences.
The Kew Court House is a small performing arts venue presenting some of Australia’s most exciting artists. A former courthouse and police station, the heritage-listed building presents one-of-a-kind experiences that music lovers won’t get anywhere else in Melbourne.
anon. (Court) House Concert
Kew Court House
188 High Street, Kew, VIC
Sunday 26 August, 2pm to 3:10pm
$29 / $25 Concession