In February 2020, just before the world changed, Wilma Smith invited brilliant Kiwi cellist, Matthias Balzat, to Australia to play trios. Laurence Matheson was her choice for piano trios. Matthias and Laurence hit it off and the trio chemistry was pure gold so after their series of three concerts, they decided to try to do more playing together. Which they have managed, despite having plans for a NZ tour severely disrupted by COVID in 2021. In 2023, they are playing in Victoria and touring NZ.