ANAM ArtistsChrysalis Trio

Formed when all the musicians were studying at ANAM, the Chrysalis Trio comprises Katie Yap (viola 2014), Kiran Phatak (flute 2013) and Melina van Leeuwen (harp 2014). The Trio is one of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge from Melbourne’s fertile chamber music scene, and combines outstanding musicianship with a creative, inquisitive approach to repertoire.

Their name draws inspiration from their shared love of nature, and their time spent in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, where they would take breaks from intensive rehearsals at ANAM, and discuss music, nature, history and philosophy.

Their ANAM Artists program is built around two landmark works by Debussy and Ravel, and includes the world premiere of a new work, The Chrysalis Game, by Natalie Williams, commissioned by ANAM and Country Arts SA.


Kiran Phatak
Katie Yap
Melina van Leeuwen harp


The program will be drawn from:
Sonatine en Trio arr. Salzedo
RAMEAU Pieces de clavecin en concerts: Concert no. 5 arr. Chrysalis
WILLIAMS The Chrysalis Game
JOLIVET Alla Rustica for flute and harp
BRUCE The Eye of the Night
DEL ÁGUILA Submerged
IBERT Deux Interludes
STANHOPE Dawn Lament for solo viola
DEBUSSY Sonata for flute, viola and harp


Macquarie Conservatorium - Dubbo NSW
Friday 9 August 7.30pm

Beleura House and Garden - Mornington VIC
Tuesday 13 August 1.30pm

Bunjil Place - Narre Warren VIC
Wednesday 14 August 7.30pm

Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre - Melbourne VIC
Thursday 15 August 6pm

Wesley of Warragul - Warragul VIC
Sunday 18 August 2.30pm

Barossa Regional Gallery (Seminar) - Tanunda SA
Wednesday 4 September 6pm

Anglican Church - Mt Gambier SA
Friday 6 September 7pm

The Capital’s Bendigo Bank Theatre - Bendigo VIC
Saturday 19 October 5pm

The Crisp Galleries - Bowning NSW
Saturday 30 November 2.30pm

St Bernard's Catholic Church - Batehaven NSW
Sunday 1 December 3pm

“It feels like the Australian National Academy of Music was founded only yesterday. Yet now, enterprisingly, their ANAM Artists program helps bring together distinguished alumni from the corners of the globe for performances back home…” — Adelaide Advertiser


The ANAM Artists program is supported by the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Bowness Family Foundation

The Chrysalis Trio’s tour is generously supported by Country Arts SA

Image © Darren James 2018

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