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An Afternoon with the Chrysalis Trio

  • The Crisp Galleries 28234 Hume Highway Bowning, NSW, 2582 Australia (map)

Join Melbourne’s Chrysalis Trio for a glorious late spring afternoon in the Yass Valley


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.


Ravel Sonatine en Trio arr. Salzedo
Rameau Pieces de clavecin en concerts: Concert no 5 arr. Chrysalis
Del Aguila Submerged
Natalie Williams The Chrysalis Game (world premiere)*
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
* commissioned by ANAM and Country Arts SA


Kiran Phatak flute
Katie Yap viola
Melina van Leeuwen harp

TICKETS - $65 - Tickets to the concert include a tour of The Crisp Galleries, afternoon tea and champagne.

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The Crisp Galleries Story

Established in 1986, The Crisp Galleries was officially opened by The Hon Nick Greiner, Former Premier of NSW, 1st November 1992. With an extensive 5 acre garden it is home to world famous Glass Artist Peter Crisp, Horticulturist Sandy Crisp, the Gift Gallery run by Helen Crisp and DESIGNESQ Pty Ltd. Peter Crisp’s glass studio of slumped kiln fired glass has supplied shops and bespoke customers around the world. Concerts, weddings, exhibitions, guest artists-in-residence, homeware gifts, horse drawn carriages & museum are all features of this family run business. NSW Governor Her Excellency Dame Prof Marie Bashir AC launched the “Aaron McMillan Grove for Medical Research” by planting a tree at “The Crisp Galleries” on the 29th October 2005. Based on a family sheep property, we welcome people to our home striving to give all our guests the best possible experience. “The Field of Dreams Cafe” was opened by Rowena Abbey, Mayor of Yass Valley Council, Visionary for Regional Development 9th February 2019. Our Gin Bar opened in June 2019 featuring gins from around the world, regular spirits and regional wines.