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Virtuosi Series

The Virtuosi Series features some of the best Australian and International musicians performing in an intimate recital setting.

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Your best option for attending the 2017 Virtuosi Series is taking out a either a Gold Subscription or Silver Subscription, which both supports Recitals Australia with your participation and provides very cost effective access to an entire season of concerts.

Individual concert tickets can be purchased below.

Lunch Hour Series

The Lunch Hour Series is held most weeks on Wednesday at Pilgrim Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide from noon. Each concert contains two 40 minute sessions featuring a variety of instruments and performers.

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2017 Virtuosi Series Program

Paavali Jumppanen

Sunday 2 April at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker

Adelaide exclusive – Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen will perform in the magnificent Ukaria on the new Bösendorfer piano with a program featuring Sibelius and Beethoven. Paavali is an internationally renowned pianist, a versatile performer equally at home as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and a recitalist. His vast repertoire spans piano literature from Bach to the Avant- garde. He has worked with numerous contemporary composers and premiered many solo piano and chamber works.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Pieter Wispelwey and Caroline Almonte

Sunday 13 August at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker

Adelaide exclusive – Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey is among the first of a generation of performers who are equally at ease on the modern or the period cello. Melbourne-born pianist Caroline Almonte has won numerous awards, has recorded and produced for the ABC and, alongside her performance commitments, teaches piano at the University of Melbourne. Together, they perform a superb program featuring Beethoven and Brahms.

Duration 100 minutes (including interval)

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Celia Craig and Josh Van Konkelenberg

Sunday 24 September at 3.30pm
Pilgrim Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide

English oboist Celia Craig, BA Hons, LRAM, ARAM, Principal Oboe of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, previously held Principal positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, resident at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. Josh van Konkelenberg studied piano and composition at the University of Adelaide and has toured extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, and is a passionate teacher of the organ, piano, and improvisation. The program features Albinoni, Morricone, Schindler and Noyon.

Duration100 minutes (including interval)

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Emma Matthews & Jacqueline Dark with Tahu Matheson

Sunday 29 October at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker

Premiere performance and Adelaide exclusive – Emma Matthews is a highly acclaimed and awarded soprano having received more Helpmann Awards than any other individual artist, nine Green Room Awards, the Mo Award and the Remy Martin Australian Opera Award. Jacqueline Dark is a Helpmann and Green Room Award winning Australian mezzo-soprano, who is currently a principal artist with Opera Australia. Her performance experience encompasses opera, music theatre, cabaret and concert performances and includes the roles of Fricka and Second Norn (Der Ring Des Nibelungen). Tahu Matheson studied piano with Kalle Randalu in Germany, and with Oleg Stepanov and Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he completed his Master of Music. Member of the music staff at Opera Australia since 2007 and is a frequent accompanist for international artists including Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Yvonne Kenny and Emma Matthews The program will feature operatic works including Rossini, Hoffman, Mozart and Handel as well as a music theatre exploration.

Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

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Natsuko Yoshimoto and Konstantin Shamray

Sunday 26 November at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker

Natsuko Yoshimoto is the Concertmaster with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She was the leader of the Australian String Quartet and then the Grainger Quartet. She has given many world premieres of works by Australia’s most prominent composers and has recorded for Virgin Classics, ABC Classics, Melba Records and Tall Poppies. Konstantin Shamray is a Russian pianist and began musical-schooling at the age of six in the Kemerovo Music School with Natalia Knobloch. From 1996 he continued his studies in Moscow at the Gnessin Special Music School , later at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Professor Tatiana Zelikman and Professor Vladimir Tropp, and then at Musikhochshule Freiburg with Professor Dr. Tibor Szasz. The program will feature Prokofiev, Enescu and Beethoven.

Duration 100 minutes (including interval)

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Please note, program and artists subject to change. All durations mentioned are estimates.