I am delighted to be taking part in the 2022 Bendigo Chamber Music Festival, curated by Howard Penny and Chris Howlett.
The festival will take place between 2nd-6th February 2022.
For more details, please cvisit the BCMF website
Update: Please note that due to events beyond our control, this concert will now be streamed only (still with a 72-hour viewing window). Unfortunately there will be no live audience. Thank you to 3MBS-FM for providing their studio space as the new performance venue.
Demonstrating outstanding technique and musicality” (Latvietis, Melbourne), concert violinist Sophia Kirsanova amplifies the horizons of the traditional violin repertoire, exploring the distinctive voice of Latvia. Amir Farid joins Sophia to present a passionate and colorful program of classical repertoire masterpieces and treasures of Latvian violin music.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:30PM (AEDT)
Johannes Brahms - Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op. 108
Jānis Ķepītis - The Girl
Jānis Ķepītis - Southern Sketches - Introduction, Song of Ciccada, Georgian Scherzo
Maurice Ravel - Tzigane
This concert can be either streamed or attended live at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. All stream tickets have a 72-hour viewing window.
For more details and bookings, please click here to visit the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall website.
NOTE: This concert is now only streamed online. Date has also been changed.
Hope you are all well and safe, wherever you are around the globe. It has been a challenging time for us all with the ongoing lockdowns. Although live music is not able to happen here in Melbourne Australia for the time being, streamed performances can happen in a limited capacity. When it comes to streaming classical music in Melbourne…well…um…MDCH…
Please join cellist Zoe Knighton and I on Thursday 30th September 2021 7pm (AEST) at the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall for a glimpse into the world of the most celebrated music couple of the 19th century - Clara and Robert Schumann.
Please click here to purchase your digital ticket. All MDCH digital streaming purchases ($24) now come with a 72-hour viewing window, as long as you have purchased your ticket before the commencement of the concert. This is especially great news for those of you in certain time zones (I’m thinking of you, my NYC friends - don’t worry, you don’t need to be up on Thursday at 5am…!).
Hope you can join us!
Date: Thursday September 30th 2021
Time: 7pm AEST
DUE TO LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS, THIS CONCERT IS STREAMED ONLY. THERE WILL BE NO LIVE AUDIENCE.
Clara Schumann - 3 Lieder Op. 12
Robert Schumann - 3 Fantasy pieces
Clara Schumann - 6 Lieder Op. 13
Robert Schumann - 5 folk tunes
Clara Schumann - 6 Lieder Op. 23
Please click here for more info and to book your tickets ($24)!
Please note: this concert has been rescheduled and relocated due to Covid-19 restrictions. Sadly I will no longer take part.
The Melba Opera Trust is a gateway to Australia’s finest opera singers to refine their art and further their careers on the world’s biggest and most important stages. As an alumnus of their répétiteur scholarship, it brings me great joy to join alumni Alexandra Flood (soprano) and Jeremy Kleeman (bass baritone) in a program of art song, presented by the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
Date: Tuesday September 14th 2021
Time: 8.30pm AEDT
Venue: The Athenaeum 2, 188 Collins St, Melbourne. Also streamed online (delayed viewing available).
For more details and to purchase tickets (both digital and live studio audience), please click here.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Benaud Trio crosses over to the ‘wrong’ side of the tracks, performing works that distort boundaries, transform the classics and put today’s talent in the spotlight. When Vivaldi is just not enough, Piazzolla ups the ante with his fiery and sensuous take on The Four Seasons. Acclaimed Australian composer Mark Isaacs does a classical-jazz crossover like no other in his new version of Closer, written especially for the Benauds. And some ‘chamber chill’ is provided by Adelaide-based composer Luke Altmann in Holy Fools.
Saturday 24 July 2021 | 3pm and 6pm
Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Mark ISAACS - Closer
Luke ALTMANN - Holy Fools
Astor PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
$40 or $29 Concession
Please click here for info and bookings.
I am super excited to be touring all around Australia with amazing musicians Emily Sun (violin) and Nicolas Fleury (french horn) in a program featuring Brahms’ horn trio, an arrangement for the same combination of Mozart’s horn quintet, and a brand new violin sonata by one of Australia’s most illustrious composers - Gordon Kerry.
Concerts take place in major centres throughout the country during June 2021. Please click here for more details and booking information.
Monash University’s Wood, Metal and Vibrating Air Piano Recital Series is an exciting opportunity for me to present a solo concert in the stunning David Li Sound Gallery. The program will feature a set of variations by Haydn, works by romantic giants Chopin and Schumann, and a stunningly reflective work by Melbourne-based cellist and composer Caerwen Martin.
Date: Thursday 20th May 2021
Venue: David Li Sound Gallery, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3800
Please click here for bookings and further details.
Melbourne is slowly returning to its old self, with regular live performances becoming the norm once again. The Melbourne Digital Concert Hall is no exception with concerts abound, including the new Kawai Piano Series. I am delighted and honoured to be taking part in this series with a recital on Wednesday March 17th 2021 at 7pm (AEDT).
The program will include two workhorses of the piano repertoire - the Chopin 1st Ballade and the Beethoven Waldstein sonata. I am also excited to present a new work by exciting US composer Anawim Avila, entitled The Accumulation.
It will be wonderful to see you there, live at the Atheneum in Melbourne! Otherwise, as always with MDCH, you can watch the concert in the comfort of your own home. If it is inconvenient for you to watch the concert at its prescribed time (I’m thinking of all my dear friends in New York amongst others!), MDCH now support delayed viewing, where your purchased ticket allows you to view the concert for up to 72 hours after the concert has ended. Please refer to the MDCH FAQ page for more information.
Hope you can make it, either in person or online!
CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS AND DETAILS
Finally - live audiences!! That’s right - this Melbourne Digital Concert Hall recital will be aired online as usual, with a limited live audience. If you want to experience live music again, please book early - spaces are limited!
It is with excitement that we can present this concert to you through MDCH. I’ll be joining cellist Zoe Knighton and Clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff in a program of various combinations and styles.
Date: Thursday 3rd December 7pm (AEDT)
Connesson - Disco Toccata
Bernstein - Clarinet Sonata
Bragato - Graciela y Buenos Aires
Brahms - Clarinet Trio, Op.114
To book either tickets for online viewing, or live seating at the Atheneum Theatre Melbourne, please click here to visit the relevant MDCH website page.
Hope to see you there, whether virtually or in person!
I am deeply grateful once again to the incredible Melbourne Digital Concert Hall for their continued support of artists all around Australia. Please join us this Thursday 5th November at 7pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) to hear a program of works by two Romantic giants, Schubert and Chopin, as well as a 21st century re-imagining by Stuart Greenbaum of harmonic fragments by these composers.
Schubert: Moments Musicaux D.780, Nos. 1-3
Greenbaum: Allusion, introspection and Ascension
Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
For more details and ticket purchases, please click here to be taken to the MDCH website.
For those of you in an inconvenient time zone (e.g. New York, where the recital would air at 4am, ouch), please email me directly to organise a delayed broadcast at a more convenient time.
Hope you are able to tune in, and please stay safe.
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