International Women’s Day (IWD) marks the tenth anniversary of Muses Trio’s debut appearance. The ensemble was unaware of the wealth of music written by women composers when they began 10 years ago. Since their inauguration, Muses Trio has been committed to assisting women composers become more visible by programming performances, commissioning new works, and recording albums for broadcast with music written entirely by women.

Their latest IWD concert, Visible, showcases world premieres from two composers/pianists across Australia who move effortlessly between genres: Sketches by jazz pianist and composer Louise Denson (Tasmania), and Sally Greenaway (ACT), whose writing spans a wide assortment of styles from classical, chamber, jazz, big band, and movie soundtracks. Her new work, Petit Bateaux Dansants, is the sequel to Le Parc Monceau, performed at The University of Queensland’s School of Music for IWD, March 2021. These works flow alongside fresh piano trio arrangements by ARIA-nominated composer and pianist Nat Bartsch (VIC) from her album Hope, which resides in a space between neo-classical, chamber music, and jazz. Finally, Muses Trio are honoured to have the premiere season of Songs Without Words by Anne Cawrse (SA), a favourite amongst ABC Classic FM listeners. Join us for the trio’s tenth birthday as we celebrate a decade of music composed and performed by women.

Featured Composers


Anne Cawrse Songs Without Words – Australian Premiere

Louise Denson  Sketches – World Premiere

Sally Greenaway Petit Bateaux Dansants – World Premiere

Nat Bartsch Excerpts from Hope, arranged for piano trio