Although Musica Viva’s concert tour for Nicolas Fleury (horn), Emily Sun (violin) and Amir Farid (piano) was due to commence last week with concerts in Brisbane and Perth, due to COVID problems and lockdowns in Victoria where two of the three musicians reside, Adelaide’s concert proved to be the first date of the national tour, as the others were unfortunately cancelled. Yet in spite of such travails and local inclement weather, here was a program that not only entertained but warmed the hearts of those who attended.

Emily Sun, Nicolas Fleury and Amir Farid. Photograph supplied

In their first tour as a trio for Musica Viva, the recital featured trios by Mozart and Brahms, along with the world premiere performance of Gordon Kerry’s Sonata for Violin and Piano placed between them. The three musicians are no strangers to each other as all were prize-winning graduates of the distinguished Royal Academy of Music. The great thing that this tour has allowed is for all three to be heard together as a well-balanced group – and of course one of the few positive things...