Piers Lane

Saturday, 14th July, 8pm

Piers Lane, PIANO, Andrew Haveron, VIOLIN

Piers Lane, PIANO, Andrew Haveron, VIOLIN

  • BRITTEN Suite for violin and piano Op.6,
  • ELGAR Violin Sonata Op.82,
  • YSAŸE Poème Elegiaque,
  • RAVEL Violin Sonata No.2 in G major

London-based pianist Piers Lane is one of Australia’s most renowned and engaging performers. As artistic director, Piers brought exciting changes to SPICA 2016 with his enthusiasm, skills and sheer musical ability.

Andrew Haveron has 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.

This is a collaboration not to be missed.

Australian Brass Quintet

Friday, 7th September, 8pm

Australian Brass Quintet

Brent Grapes, Tristram Williams, Ben Jacks, Scott Kinmont, Shannon Pittaway

  •  LUTOSLOWSKI Overture,
  • PRAETORIUS Madrigals arr. Kinmont,
  • SCHUMANN Kinderszenen selections arr. Williams,
  • Elliot CARTER Fantasy,
  • TOWER Copper wave,
  • CRESPO Suite Americana

Five of Australia’s finest brass players come together to perform with exceptional artistry. The Australian Brass Quintet are dedicated to presenting creative and engaging programs including established masterpieces, innovative new works for the modern brass quintet and collaborations with local and international artists.

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev

Friday, 16th November, 8pm

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, piano

  • Mozart. Fantasie d-minor
  • Chopin. Berceuse & Barcarolla
  • Liszt. 2 transcendental etudes no. 11, 12
  • Grieg. 3 Norwegian peasant dances (slätter)
  • Rachmaninoff. 6 moments musicaux

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev is the winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and the Isador Goodman Best Preliminaries Round 2 Recital Prize.

Arseny is the grandson of famous Russian pianist Tatyana Nikolayeva – lifelong friend of Dmitri Shostakovich. In April, Arseny will make his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto and later this year tour Europe under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington. In celebration of signing with Decca Classics, Arseny will be touring Australia in October and November 2018.


Series information

Concerts commence at 7:30pm

Ticket information

Seating will be assigned by the Booking Officer. Please collect your allocated tickets at the box office on the night of the concert.

Concert locations

Lecture Theatre D
Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour

Programme details are correct at time of printing but may be subject to alteration.

No refunds are available. Please choose carefully.