Tango Noir @ Paris Cat
It’s always great fun playing with Ruth Roshan and Tango Noir at the charming Paris Cat Jazz Club. Will be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!
Date: Saturday 6th August 2022
Venue: Paris Cat Jazz Club - 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC
Bookings and more info - click here
As the Covid-19 pandemic lingers on, we can at least return to some sense of normality compared to 2020-21. I was fortunate and honoured to tour with the dynamic Nicolas Fleury (horn) and exquisite Emily Sun (violin) on a national tour for Musica Viva Australia. Sadly we had to cancel over half our planned concerts, but fortunately we are able to make up for one of these concerts in Melbourne!
Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2022
Venue: Deakin Edge, Fedaration Square, Melbourne
Program: Brahms’ horn trio, Gordon Kerry Violin Sonata (Melbourne premiere)
For more info and bookings, please click here to be taken to the relevant MVA webpage.
The Emruz Festival, held in the heart of West Village NYC, is an exciting arts festival showcasing Iranian artists in New York. I am thrilled to have been asked to play a small part in the 2022 festival, by performing a recital of the piano works of Javad Maroufi, following the success of my solo album in Australia of the same repertoire some years ago.
Date: Monday 2nd May 2022
Venue: Rattlestick Theater - 224 Waverly Place, New York NY 10014
For ticket purchases, please click here.
For more information about the festival, please visit the Emruz Festival website.
I’m so excited to be joining the fabulous Exponential Ensemble for my first public concert since returning to New York in early 2022. This program features works written or arranged for the Ensemble and inspired by math, science and literacy, including a world premiere by Gilad Cohen.
Friday, March 18 2022 - 7pm
Marc A. Scorca Hall
National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue (7th Floor), New York City
Join us at 6:30pm for a pre-concert reception in the 7th floor lobby.
For ticket sales and more info, please click here.
Crown of the Sun
Dorothy Rudd Moore
Ailís Ní Ríain
A Dark Matter (world premiere)
Anna Urrey, Flute, Piccolo & Alto Flute
Kemp Jernigan, Oboe & English Horn
Pascal Archer, Clarinet & Bass clarinet
Amir Farid, Piano
This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program,
with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
and with additional support from the Composers Guild of New Jersey and the New York Council on the Arts.
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)!
Duets in Song - MDCH
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.
Seasons - the Benaud Trio @ MRC
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.
Musica Viva 2021 Tour
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.
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