Piano trio will play in purpose-built room in couple's Wentworth Falls house

Streeton Trio: Will perform their first concert in a room specially built in their straw bale house in Wentworth Falls.

Streeton Trio: Will perform their first concert in a room specially built in their straw bale house in Wentworth Falls.

The Streeton Trio, a classical piano trio named after Australian painter Arthur Streeton, are holding their first ever concert in their purpose built home in Wentworth Falls.

The violinist of the group, Emma Jardine, and the pianist, Benjamin Kopp, are married and have built a house in Yester Road, Wentworth Falls. The main room of the house is purpose built for concerts and is modelled on the chamber music room in Longacres (in Olinda, Victoria) that Streeton built for his concert violinist wife, Nora Clench.

The main room of the house is purpose built for concerts and is modelled on the chamber music room ... that Streeton built for his concert violinist wife.

The main room, including 5.5 metre high ceilings, has been designed with these dimensions in order to create a space with incredible acoustics.

In the concert room there is a beautiful Steinway piano, arguably one of the best pianos in the Blue Mountains. The house itself, a straw bale eco home, was designed by architect Ian Sercombe.

The Streeton Trio have achieved much success as a group. They have received 5 star reviews from Limelight Magazine for their albums and have been featured as album of the week on ABC Classic FM.

They are currently Ensemble In Residence at Fine Music FM. They were based in Europe for several years and studied for three years at the European Chamber Music Academy, one of the most prestigious chamber music schools in Europe.

The concert will be held on November 11 at 2:30pm. Bookings can be made through the trio’s website: www.streetontrio.com or at www.trybooking.com/YSHI.

The cellist for the concert will be the highly respected Umberto Clerici, the leader of the cello section in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

This opening concert will contain some of the most enjoyable and much loved pieces ever written for this combination: Schubert Piano Trio in E flat and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio.

As a child Kopp grew up and studied piano in the Mountains and is thrilled to move back here permanently after his and Jardine’s time in Europe.

More information, call Benjamin Kopp on 0416 359 768 or email info@streetontrio.com.