Over the last two decades, Helen Ayres, Anna Goldsworthy and Tim Nankervis have remained steadfastly committed to chamber music – from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers. Inspiring others through intelligent programming and a deep knowledge and love of chamber music, Seraphim Trio never fails to delight audiences.
Winner of the Piano Trio Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Australian National Chamber Music Competition in 2001 (now the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition), Seraphim Trio has regularly performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Peninsula Summer Music Festival and in 2013, Opera Australia’s Ring Festival in Melbourne.
Alongside its acclaimed subscription series, Seraphim Trio is frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM and on the MBS network, and maintains a robust commissioning program. Seraphim frequently collaborates with Australia's leading musicians: most recently with Diana Doherty, Paul Dean, Lisa Harper-Brown and David Elton.
The group has studied in Germany with Hatto Beyerle, and in Australia with William Hennessy, Eleonora Sivan, Mark Mogilevski, Ronald Farren-Price and Lois Simpson.
Anna Goldsworthy (piano) is currently Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, cultural critic for The Monthly magazine, and Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall. Anna has published two memoirs, Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, and is author of the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business.
Helen Ayres (violin) is a Doctoral graduate of the University of Melbourne. She is a member of Flinders Quartet and performs with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Octet, Astra Ensemble, Syzygy, and Ensemble Liaison. Helen has held a full-time position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as guest principal with Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Timothy Nankervis(cello) is a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sonus Quartet, Linden Trio, Sydney Soloists and Sydney Symphony Chamber Music. He was a member of the inaugural Australian World Orchestra in 2011, teaches at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music and tutors regularly for Sydney Sinfonia, Sydney Youth Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra.