The Sutherland Trio is a piano trio based in Melbourne, comprising three outstanding musicians whose collective voice is warm, engaging and mature. Their natural rapport radiates through the music and their communicative style gives listeners a rare and enjoyable insight into the music.
Inspired by the distinguished Australian composer, teacher and music pioneer Margaret Sutherland, The Sutherland Trio pay homage to her legacy in their dedication to bringing this intimate and expressive form of chamber music to a wider audience.
Melbourne born Caroline Almonte has vast experience as a solo pianist and chamber musician and has become one of Australia’s most sought after musicians. Since completing her studies at Julliard School in New York she has continued a long and wide-ranging solo career, which has taken her all over the world and across Australia. As a chamber musician, she has made musical collaborations with many of the world’s top musicians. She teaches piano at the University of Melbourne and gives regular masterclasses.
Violinist Elizabeth Sellars brings to the trio a wealth of musical experience from overseas and within Australia. Her studies and early career were in London, where she won prizes as a soloist and chamber musician. In Melbourne, she is a busy chamber musician and is strongly committed to the performance of new work in particular. She is active in educating and inspiring the next generation of musicians through her work in public masterclasses and as Lecturer in Violin at Monash University.
Originally from California, Molly Kadarauch studied extensively overseas in Boston and Berlin at leading institutions before moving to Australia to join the Australian Chamber Orchestra, where she worked for many years. Now based in Melbourne, she has secured her reputation here as a gifted and versatile cellist, regularly sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and principal player with the major national orchestras. She also enjoys teaching cello performance and chamber music at ANAM, VCAM and Monash University.
“The Sutherland Trio was most impressive in this thoughtfully conceived and deeply personal programme, exquisitely performed and with great passion” Lisa MacKinney (Limelight Magazine)
“The Sutherland Trio is without doubt a fine ensemble – technically exceptional, musically mature and artistically adventurous” Helen O’Brien (Classikon)
“A wealth of experience shines in the confidence of their address, a coordinated balance of output and the players’ consistency of interpretation.” Clive O’Connell (The Age)