Benjamin Beilman - violin, Andrew Tyson - piano

Benjamin Beilman – violin, Andrew Tyson – piano

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

Friday 7th October 2016, 8pm

MOZART – Sonata No. 32 in B flat major, K. 454; JANÁČEK – Violin Sonata (1914-15, rev. 1916-22); Jane STANLEY – New Work World Premiere; SAINT-SAËNS – Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op. 75

American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone, which the Washington Post called “mightily impressive” and the New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence”.

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. He is consistently recognized for his commanding and expressive performances, replete with imaginative interpretations and exceptional artistry.


Adam Herd - piano

Adam Herd – piano

Adam Herd

Friday 28th October 2016, 8pm

Sounds like Jazz – From Rags to Riches: DEBUSSY – Golliwog’s Cakewalk; STRAVINSKY – Piano Rag Music; WIENER – Sonatine No. 2; KAPUSTIN – Bagatelles Op. 59 (selection); BOLCOM – Hymn a l’amour; KAPUSTIN – Sonata No.14; GERSHWIN – Three Preludes

From sub-tropical Coffs Harbour to sub-zero Scandinavian winters, Adam has let music guide him to many corners of the globe including South America, Great Britain, and Europe

This performance is so full of enthusiasm, drive, delicacy, power and precision it is enough to just hear it. Herd’s playing sparkles clean and sharp, well clear of any shadows, as if he sees his music reflected in crystalline shards off the surface of the ocean he surfs in…Herd’s selections and his performance brings those five stars securely home.

Fine Music Magazine


Benjamin Kopp - piano, Emma Jardine - violin, Umberto Clerici - cello

Benjamin Kopp – piano, Emma Jardine – violin, Umberto Clerici – cello

Streeton Trio

Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 8pm

The Mozart of his time: MOZART – Piano Trio in G major K.496; SAINT-SAENS – Piano Trio No. 2; MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio in C minor No. 2

Described by Musica Viva as ‘Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio’, the Streeton Trio formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, from three of Australia’s leading young musicians.

The Streeton Trio provided a masterclass, with deeply expressive playing rich in elegance, intellect and vitality.

The Australian, Nov 9th 2015

They have been praised for their ‘still-youthful exuberance and razor-sharp technical and interpretive gifts.’; ‘the trio are a refreshing find for this reviewer…This is a young trio and their undoubted talent and enthusiasm are infectious.

Limelight Magazine

Benjamin Beilman - violin, Andrew Tyson - piano

Benjamin Beilman – violin, Andrew Tyson – piano

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

Friday 7th October 2016, 8pm

MOZART – Sonata No. 32 in B flat major, K. 454; JANÁČEK – Violin Sonata (1914-15, rev. 1916-22); Jane STANLEY – New Work World Premiere; SAINT-SAËNS – Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op. 75

American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone, which the Washington Post called “mightily impressive” and the New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence”.

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. He is consistently recognized for his commanding and expressive performances, replete with imaginative interpretations and exceptional artistry.


Adam Herd - piano

Adam Herd – piano

Adam Herd

Friday 28th October 2016, 8pm

Sounds like Jazz – From Rags to Riches: DEBUSSY – Golliwog’s Cakewalk; STRAVINSKY – Piano Rag Music; WIENER – Sonatine No. 2; KAPUSTIN – Bagatelles Op. 59 (selection); BOLCOM – Hymn a l’amour; KAPUSTIN – Sonata No.14; GERSHWIN – Three Preludes

From sub-tropical Coffs Harbour to sub-zero Scandinavian winters, Adam has let music guide him to many corners of the globe including South America, Great Britain, and Europe

This performance is so full of enthusiasm, drive, delicacy, power and precision it is enough to just hear it. Herd’s playing sparkles clean and sharp, well clear of any shadows, as if he sees his music reflected in crystalline shards off the surface of the ocean he surfs in…Herd’s selections and his performance brings those five stars securely home.

Fine Music Magazine


Benjamin Kopp - piano, Emma Jardine - violin, Umberto Clerici - cello

Benjamin Kopp – piano, Emma Jardine – violin, Umberto Clerici – cello

Streeton Trio

Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 8pm

The Mozart of his time: MOZART – Piano Trio in G major K.496; SAINT-SAENS – Piano Trio No. 2; MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio in C minor No. 2

Described by Musica Viva as ‘Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio’, the Streeton Trio formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, from three of Australia’s leading young musicians.

The Streeton Trio provided a masterclass, with deeply expressive playing rich in elegance, intellect and vitality.

The Australian, Nov 9th 2015

They have been praised for their ‘still-youthful exuberance and razor-sharp technical and interpretive gifts.’; ‘the trio are a refreshing find for this reviewer…This is a young trio and their undoubted talent and enthusiasm are infectious.

Limelight Magazine


Stephen Hough - piano

Stephen Hough – piano

Stephen Hough

Friday 6th May 2016, 8pm

SCHUBERT – Piano Sonata No. 14, D.784; FRANCK – Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; HOUGH – Piano Sonata III (Trinitas); LISZT – Valse Oubliées; LISZT – Transcendental Études

Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time. Over the course of a long and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, he has also excelled as a writer and composer.

The most perfect piano playing conceivable

The Guardian

A virtuoso who begins where others leave off

Washington Post


Umberto Clerici - cello, Andrew Haveron - violin

Umberto Clerici – cello, Andrew Haveron – violin

Umberto Clerici & Andrew Haveron

Friday 20th May 2016, 8pm

JS BACH – Few Inventions for Two Voices; ROLLA – Duetto in B flat major; SCHULHOFF – Duo for violin and cello; RAVEL – Sonata for violin and cello; HANDEL-HALVORSEN: Passacaglia

Umberto debuted at the age of 17, playing Haydn’s D Major cello concerto in Japan, and from 2002 began a fully-fledged solo career. Playing with an array of orchestras he won many accolades and awards. In 2014 Umberto was appointed Principal Cello with the SSO.

Andrew Haveron joined the SSO as Co-Concertmaster in 2013, arriving in Sydney with a reputation as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. With his unrivalled versatility, he is highly respected as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.


Anna Goldsworthy - piano, Helen Ayres - violin, Timothy Nankervis - cello, David Elton - trumpet

Anna Goldsworthy – piano, Helen Ayres – violin, Timothy Nankervis – cello, David Elton – trumpet

Seraphim Trio with David Elton

Friday 16th September 2016, 8pm

HUMMEL – Trumpet Concerto; SAMPSON – Memories to Keep Awhile; WEILL arr. J LEDGER – Threepenny Opera Suite; MANUEL de FALLA arr. J LEDGER – Canciones Populares Espagnoles

Over the last two decades, Helen, Anna and Tim have remained steadfastly committed to chamber music. Inspiring others through a deep knowledge and love of chamber music, Seraphim Trio never fails to delight audiences.

In collaboration with brilliant trumpeter David Elton they showcase this unusual combination of instruments with a surprising program—a dazzling trumpet concerto by Hummel and Australian composer James Ledger’s arrangements of Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera Suite and four of Manuel de Falla’s Canciones Populares Españolas.

Stephen Hough - piano

Stephen Hough – piano

Stephen Hough

Friday 6th May 2016, 8pm

SCHUBERT – Piano Sonata No. 14, D.784; FRANCK – Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; HOUGH – Piano Sonata III (Trinitas); LISZT – Valse Oubliées; LISZT – Transcendental Études

Named by The Economist as one of 20 Living Polymaths, British pianist Stephen Hough is a rare renaissance man of our time. Over the course of a long and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, he has also excelled as a writer and composer.

The most perfect piano playing conceivable

The Guardian

A virtuoso who begins where others leave off

Washington Post


Umberto Clerici - cello, Andrew Haveron - violin

Umberto Clerici – cello, Andrew Haveron – violin

Umberto Clerici & Andrew Haveron

Friday 20th May 2016, 8pm

JS BACH – Few Inventions for Two Voices; ROLLA – Duetto in B flat major; SCHULHOFF – Duo for violin and cello; RAVEL – Sonata for violin and cello; HANDEL-HALVORSEN: Passacaglia

Umberto debuted at the age of 17, playing Haydn’s D Major cello concerto in Japan, and from 2002 began a fully-fledged solo career. Playing with an array of orchestras he won many accolades and awards. In 2014 Umberto was appointed Principal Cello with the SSO.

Andrew Haveron joined the SSO as Co-Concertmaster in 2013, arriving in Sydney with a reputation as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. With his unrivalled versatility, he is highly respected as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.


Anna Goldsworthy - piano, Helen Ayres - violin, Timothy Nankervis - cello, David Elton - trumpet

Anna Goldsworthy – piano, Helen Ayres – violin, Timothy Nankervis – cello, David Elton – trumpet

Seraphim Trio with David Elton

Friday 16th September 2016, 8pm

HUMMEL – Trumpet Concerto; SAMPSON – Memories to Keep Awhile; WEILL arr. J LEDGER – Threepenny Opera Suite; MANUEL de FALLA arr. J LEDGER – Canciones Populares Espagnoles

Over the last two decades, Helen, Anna and Tim have remained steadfastly committed to chamber music. Inspiring others through a deep knowledge and love of chamber music, Seraphim Trio never fails to delight audiences.

In collaboration with brilliant trumpeter David Elton they showcase this unusual combination of instruments with a surprising program—a dazzling trumpet concerto by Hummel and Australian composer James Ledger’s arrangements of Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera Suite and four of Manuel de Falla’s Canciones Populares Españolas.

Philippe Bernhard & Loïc Rio - violin, Laurent Marfaing - viola, François Kieffer - cello

Philippe Bernhard & Loïc Rio – violin, Laurent Marfaing – viola, François Kieffer – cello

Modigliani String Quartet

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 8pm

Haydn – op 50, no 1, Sc hubert – no 10, op 125, Westlake – String Quartet no 2, Beethoven – Serioso

Since their first Australian tour the Modigliani Quartet have gone from strength to strength, and now look well-placed to assume the mantle of the top French quartet of their generation. Elegant but masculine, the crisp articulation and rich timbres of this acclaimed ensemble are a perfect match for masterpieces which demand both strength and clarity.

One of today’s best quartets in the world…Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.

Harald Eggbrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung


David Griffiths - clarinet, Svetlana Bogosavljevic - cello, Timothy Young - piano, Elizabeth Sellars -violin, Emma Matthews - soprano

David Griffiths – clarinet, Svetlana Bogosavljevic – cello, Timothy Young – piano, Elizabeth Sellars -violin, Emma Matthews – soprano

Ensemble Liaison with Emma Matthews & Elizabeth Sellars

Friday 6th November 2015, 8pm

Sc humann – Fantasiestücke op 73 for clarinet and piano, Mary Finsterer – New Work for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Bellini – O rendetemi la speme, Bellini – Casta Diva, Piazzolla – Four Seasons, Bellini – Eccomi in lieta vesta, Bellini – Ah non credea

Ensemble Liaison presented its first concert series at The Edge, Melbourne, in 2007 and has gone on to become known as a tour de force renowned for imaginative and innovative programming and setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.

an impassioned and committed performance … not just technically superb but spiritually intense too.

The Classical Review 2014 on Ensemble Liaison


Jayson Gillham - piano

Jayson Gillham – piano

Jayson Gillham

Friday 13th November 2015, 8pm

Handel – Suite in E major HWV 430 “Harmonious Blacksmith”, Brahms – Variations on a theme by Handel, op 24, Bartok – Suite op 14, Liszt – Funerailles, Wagner/Liszt – Isolde’s Liebestod, Verdi/Liszt – Rigoletto Paraphrase

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally regarded for his compelling performances, Jayson has received numerous awards and prizes reaching the finals of some of the world’s leading piano competitions including Leeds, Van Cliburn, and the Chopin Competition.

He plays Beethoven with a sort of ‘glow’…always a lovely sound – gorgeous!

Sir Mark Elder

Philippe Bernhard & Loïc Rio - violin, Laurent Marfaing - viola, François Kieffer - cello

Philippe Bernhard & Loïc Rio – violin, Laurent Marfaing – viola, François Kieffer – cello

Modigliani String Quartet

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 8pm

Haydn – op 50, no 1, Sc hubert – no 10, op 125, Westlake – String Quartet no 2, Beethoven – Serioso

Since their first Australian tour the Modigliani Quartet have gone from strength to strength, and now look well-placed to assume the mantle of the top French quartet of their generation. Elegant but masculine, the crisp articulation and rich timbres of this acclaimed ensemble are a perfect match for masterpieces which demand both strength and clarity.

One of today’s best quartets in the world…Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.

Harald Eggbrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung


David Griffiths - clarinet, Svetlana Bogosavljevic - cello, Timothy Young - piano, Elizabeth Sellars -violin, Emma Matthews - soprano

David Griffiths – clarinet, Svetlana Bogosavljevic – cello, Timothy Young – piano, Elizabeth Sellars -violin, Emma Matthews – soprano

Ensemble Liaison with Emma Matthews & Elizabeth Sellars

Friday 6th November 2015, 8pm

Sc humann – Fantasiestücke op 73 for clarinet and piano, Mary Finsterer – New Work for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Bellini – O rendetemi la speme, Bellini – Casta Diva, Piazzolla – Four Seasons, Bellini – Eccomi in lieta vesta, Bellini – Ah non credea

Ensemble Liaison presented its first concert series at The Edge, Melbourne, in 2007 and has gone on to become known as a tour de force renowned for imaginative and innovative programming and setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.

an impassioned and committed performance … not just technically superb but spiritually intense too.

The Classical Review 2014 on Ensemble Liaison


Jayson Gillham - piano

Jayson Gillham – piano

Jayson Gillham

Friday 13th November 2015, 8pm

Handel – Suite in E major HWV 430 “Harmonious Blacksmith”, Brahms – Variations on a theme by Handel, op 24, Bartok – Suite op 14, Liszt – Funerailles, Wagner/Liszt – Isolde’s Liebestod, Verdi/Liszt – Rigoletto Paraphrase

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally regarded for his compelling performances, Jayson has received numerous awards and prizes reaching the finals of some of the world’s leading piano competitions including Leeds, Van Cliburn, and the Chopin Competition.

He plays Beethoven with a sort of ‘glow’…always a lovely sound – gorgeous!

Sir Mark Elder

Johannes Möller - classical guitar

Johannes Möller – classical guitar

Johannes Möller

Saturday 6th June 2015, 8pm

Giuliani – Sonatine op 71, no 3, Tarrega – Capricho Arabe, Turina – Homenaje a Tarrega, Hill – There and Gone, Möller – Preludes, op 12, Barrios-Mangoré – Un Sueño en la Floresta, Möller – several compositions

The European guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.

Johannes Möller achieved miracles with his lucid, spacious playing.

London Evening Standard


Endeavour Trio: Paul Dean - clarinet, Stephen Emmerson - piano, Trish O’Brien - cello

Paul Dean – clarinet, Stephen Emmerson – piano, Trish O’Brien – cello

Endeavour Trio

Friday 26th June 2015, 8pm

Beethoven – Trio in B flat major, op 11 for clarinet, cello and piano, Brahms – Songs (arranged), Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor, op 114

THE ENDEAVOUR TRIO were formed in 2005. The trio has toured through Queensland and have performed at the Bangalow and Camden Haven Music Festivals, Brisbane Powerhouse and for ABC Classic FM.

Known for their artistic excellence and adventurous programming, the Endeavour Trio’s combined soloists are celebrated Australia-wide for their exuberance and musicality in performance

My Sunshine Coast


Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis

Tuesday 25th August 2015, 8pm

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 30 in E major, op 109, BRAHMS 4 Ballades (op 10), BRAHMS 3 Intermezzi, op 117, BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 32 in C minor, op 111

A great piano recital is chamber music in its purest form, intimate but universal. In the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis, it can be a transcendent experience, a personal sharing of ideas and emotions.

Here is fresh, intelligent yet daring Beethoven playing, alert to the flights of wildness in the music

The New York Times

Johannes Möller - classical guitar

Johannes Möller – classical guitar

Johannes Möller

Saturday 6th June 2015, 8pm

Giuliani – Sonatine op 71, no 3, Tarrega – Capricho Arabe, Turina – Homenaje a Tarrega, Hill – There and Gone, Möller – Preludes, op 12, Barrios-Mangoré – Un Sueño en la Floresta, Möller – several compositions

The European guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.

Johannes Möller achieved miracles with his lucid, spacious playing.

London Evening Standard


Endeavour Trio: Paul Dean - clarinet, Stephen Emmerson - piano, Trish O’Brien - cello

Paul Dean – clarinet, Stephen Emmerson – piano, Trish O’Brien – cello

Endeavour Trio

Friday 26th June 2015, 8pm

Beethoven – Trio in B flat major, op 11 for clarinet, cello and piano, Brahms – Songs (arranged), Brahms – Clarinet Trio in A minor, op 114

THE ENDEAVOUR TRIO were formed in 2005. The trio has toured through Queensland and have performed at the Bangalow and Camden Haven Music Festivals, Brisbane Powerhouse and for ABC Classic FM.

Known for their artistic excellence and adventurous programming, the Endeavour Trio’s combined soloists are celebrated Australia-wide for their exuberance and musicality in performance

My Sunshine Coast


Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis

Tuesday 25th August 2015, 8pm

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 30 in E major, op 109, BRAHMS 4 Ballades (op 10), BRAHMS 3 Intermezzi, op 117, BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata no 32 in C minor, op 111

A great piano recital is chamber music in its purest form, intimate but universal. In the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis, it can be a transcendent experience, a personal sharing of ideas and emotions.

Here is fresh, intelligent yet daring Beethoven playing, alert to the flights of wildness in the music

The New York Times

Streeton TrioStreeton Piano Trio

Friday 25th July 2014, 8pm

Benjamin Kopp – piano, Emma Jardine – violin, Martin Smith – cello

HAYDN Piano Trio in G Hob XV/25 “The Gypsy”, RACHMANINOV Piano Trio “Élégiaque” No.1, KATS-CHERNIN “Butterflying” for Piano Trio, DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G, BEETHOVEN Piano Trio Op 70 No.1 “The Ghost”
Described by Musica Viva as “Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio,” the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, from three of Australia’s leading young musicians. The trio is the first Australian ensemble to be selected for the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy, where it has been in residence since 2010.

“This is a young trio and their undoubted talent and enthusiasm are infectious… these are three musicians with strong pedigrees.” – Steve Moffatt, June 2012 (Limelight)

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Melbourne Piano TrioMelbourne Piano Trio

Friday 10th October 2014, 8pm

Rhodri Clarke – piano, Holly Piccoli – violin, Chris Howlett – cello

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in C min, Op 1 No.3, DEAN Fractured Moments, DVORAK Piano Trio No.2 in G min Op 26

The Melbourne Piano Trio has quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic and sought-after chamber music groups in Australia.
Chris Howlett is a cellist, festival director and producer. He has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of chamber music competitions including the prestigious Trio di Trieste International Competition.
Violinist, Holly Piccoli, is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, The Australian National Academy of Music, and most recently, of Yale University where she has also held a staff position teaching chamber music.
Pianist, Rhodri Clarke graduated with first class honours from the Royal College of Music, London in 2004 where he specialised in piano accompaniment. He performs internationally as an accompanist, chamber musician and occasionally as a soloist.

Ray and TimothyRay Chen and Timothy Young

Tuesday 18th November 2014, 8pm

Ray Chen – violin, Timothy Young – piano

MOZART Violin Sonata No.22 in A K305, PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No.2 in D Op 94, BACH Partita No.3 in E BWV1006, SARASATE Danzas españolas and Zigeunerweisen

Raised in Brisbane, jet-setting virtuoso Ray Chen is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of violinists. His first national recital tour (with the sensitive accompaniment of Timothy Young) has all the spectacular fireworks you could wish for, from the elegant finesse of Mozart and Prokofiev to the exuberant acrobatics of Sarasate.

“The tone he gets is almost human in its slight graininess and glow.” THE WASHINGTON POST

Timothy Young is one of Australia’s most prominent and versatile pianists and is currently the co-ordinator of Piano at the Australian Academy of Music. A founding member of Ensemble Liaison, he returns to close our program for a second consecutive year. He performs regularly in recital as a soloist and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and ensembles.

…”truly magnificent piano playing.” The Classical Review (US)

MVA ICS 2014 Sitkovetsky TrioSitkovetsky Piano Trio

Friday 28th March 2014, 8pm

Wu Qian – piano, Alexander Sitkovetsky – violin, Leonard Elschenbroich – cello

SMETANA Piano Trio in G min, Op 15 , VINE Piano Trio, TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A min, Op 50

This award-winning trio of acclaimed young soloists is conquering the globe with its unusual blend of dazzling virtuosity and heartfelt, thoughtful artistry. Their delight in playing together reaches out across the footlights to touch audiences in music by Smetana, Tchaikovsky, and a new work by Carl Vine.

“The Sitkovetsky Trio matches formidable technique with a mature understanding of the music played and a complete lack of any self-indulgence” Classical Source

IronwoodIronwood and Nicole Van Bruggen-Harris

Friday 30th May 2014, 8pm

Rachael Beesley – violin, Julia Fredersdorff – violin, Nicole Forsyth – viola, Daniel Yeadon – cello, Nicole van Bruggen-Harris – clarinet

POLZELLI Trio for clarinet, viola and cello in E flat, Op 4, HAYDN String Quartet Op 20, MOZART Clarinet Quintet

Ironwood is an innovative Australian ensemble, committed to exploring historically informed performance of repertoire from the baroque, classical and romantic eras on period instruments.
Nicole van Bruggen-Harris performs with numerous orchestras and chamber music ensembles in both Europe and Australia and is a highly respected exponent in historical clarinet, basset horn, basset clarinet and chalumeau.

…”What a sensuous and spiritual treat to be ensconced in the new Melbourne Recital Centre with its fine acoustics, listening to these young but virtuoso exponents of baroque music perform works… Australian Stage Review.

Konstantin ShamrayKonstantin Shamray

Friday 6th June 2014, 8pm

Konstantin Shamray – piano

BEETHOVEN Sonata No.11 in B flat Op 22, SCHUMANN Carnaval in A flat Op 9, Chopin Ballade No.1 in G min Op 23, Chopin Ballade No.3 in A flat Op 47, Ravel Miroirs: Noctuelles, Une barque sur l’ocean, Alborada del gracioso

Konstantin Shamray was born in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1985 and began studying piano at six years of age. His international music career began in August 2008 as the Winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, distinguishing himself as the first competitor in the history of the competition to win First Prize and People’s Choice Prize, in addition to six other prizes.

…”Shamray’s dexterity never wavers at any dynamic level, nor is there ever a lapse in his concentration. These are carefully calibrated interpretations.” © Limelight Magazine.