Celebrating music by women, performed by women
Muses Piano Trio are some of Australia’s leading and most exciting musicians in contemporary classical music, known for their edgy, spine tingling and virtuosic performance style: Christa Powell (violin), Louise King (cello) and Therese Milanovic (piano).
Muses Trio celebrate music composed by women, performed by women, and focus on bringing this relatively unknown, yet vastly deserving collection of works to the stage and enthralled audiences.
Signatures of their carefully curated public performance events are guest speakers/ performers with an inspiring cause, and a focus on creating memorable experiences. Discovering, inspiring, collaborating, commissioning, connecting and supporting creative women to pursue and share artistic excellence drives the passion and impetus of their artistic focus.
They have released three albums, The Spirit and the Maiden, Celebrating Clara, Music for Calm and Catharsis, and celebrated nine seasons together, with performances across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW, Canberra, Sydney Fringe Festival, and Bundaberg’s Milbi Festival. In 2019 they began recording the first instalment of the next volume in ABC Classic’s Women of Note series, featuring world premiere recordings of living Australian women composers. In 2020, they received the ABC Fresh Start Fund to commission and record Fire Dances for ABC Classics, comprising of a short dance from a women composer in each Australian state and territory, reflecting on their experiences of last year’s devastating bushfires.