Strains flow from Down Under

Strains flow from Down Under

together The members of Maske Trio.  dh photo  Anand Bakshi

They flew in from Australia to the City to perform in the City recently. This being the first trip of the Maske Trio to India, the three gorgeous ladies of the group admitted that they are loving every moment of it. Extremely excited as they were, the trio shared its experiences in the country with Metrolife.  

Formed in 2004, Maske Trio comprises Ella on the cello and Suzie and Jennifer on the violins. “Music is not just a hobby for us. It’s something we want to do together,” says Jennifer. Their inspirations range from violinist Vanessa Mae to string quartet Bond. “Yes, two members of Bond are from Australia, just like us,” exclaims Suzie. So do we see any collaborations between Maske Trio and Bond in future? “We would love to collaborate with them. But right now, they are just on our
Facebook lists,” laugh the three ladies.  

The trio arrived first in Mumbai and then, Bangalore. “The City is so nice,” says Suzie about Bangalore. The ladies even went shopping in Mumbai. “We checked out the local designs and bought some new jewellery,” says Jennifer excitedly, flashing her pretty bracelet and ring.

And the love for India doesn’t end there! The three ladies love Bollywood movies. “We like Saif, Deepika and Kareena.” They saw many Hindi movies on their flight as well. “There was Fashion, Kambakkht Ishq and the Saif- Deepika movie,” they smile referring to Love Aaj Kal.

When it comes to Indian music as well, the three have many favourites. “I love the classical Indian violin,” says Ella, while all of them agree on one favourite Indian musician — A R Rahman. “We loved the Chiggy Wiggy song sung by Kylie Minogue,” they say.   

The Maske Trio has played in most places around the world — North America, Europe, Dubai, Thailand, Singapore, Bahamas and now India, to name a few. Is there any place where the three would love to perform? “Yes, South America especially Brazil,” says Ella. “We would love to play in Paris too,” they agree.

Ask them which has been their most memorable concert so far, and they say in unison, Turkey,” Jennifer adds, “We played in Turkey for New Year’s Eve last year and it was just amazing.” At present, they are planning on bringing out an album and are looking forward to more concerts.

They also hope to come back to India soon. “We love the shopping, the weather and the hospitality here,” they say. “Plus I am a pure vegetarian,” says Suzie. “So its amazing to find a range of vegetarian dishes here,” she adds. Well, music-lovers in the country are looking forward to seeing them again too.

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