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Past 2019 virtuosi Series Events

Vadim Gluzman and Daniel de Borah

Vadim Gluzman violin
Daniel de Borah piano

Sunday 23 June at 7 pm
Elder Hall, North Tce, Adelaide

Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman is an internationally recognised master of his instrument. He is joined by Australian pianist Daniel de Borah. The recital will feature Bach, Arvo Pärt, Beethoven and ‘par.ti.ta’, a piece written especially for Vadim by Lera Auerbach.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Andreas Ottensamer and Alex Raineri

Andreas Ottensamer clarinet
Alex Raineri piano

Saturday 11 May at 2.30 pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit

Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer appears with pianist Alex Raineri. Andreas is the principal clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic and has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Simone Lamsma

Simone Lamsma violin

Sunday 31 March at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit
Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma appears in a rare solo recital at UKARIA. Respected by critics, peers and audiences alike. Described as “Absolutely stunning…” by the (Chicago Tribune), Simone presents a program featuring Bach, Ysaÿe, Hindemith and more.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Past 2018 virtuosi Series Events

Joseph Tawadros and James Tawadros

Joseph Tawadros oud with Matt McMahon piano,
James Tawadros req, and Dimitri Vouros clarinet

Sunday 20 May at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Tce, Adelaide

For this very special concert Joseph joins three of Australia’s finest virtuosos; his prodigiously talented brother James Tawadros on percussion (req), celebrated jazz pianist Matt McMahon and soulful clarinetist Dimitri Vouros in a concert for the ten year anniversary of their much loved and award-winning ANGEL suite. The ANGEL suite will be performed along with a number of new compositions.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Lisa Moore and Sonya Lifschitz

Lisa Moore and
Sonya Lifschitz piano duo

Sunday 17 June at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Tce, Adelaide

The virtuosi Ukrainian-Australian-American musical mavericks — pianists Sonya Lifschitz and Lisa Moore — join forces for their sensational duo as they re-imagine and present the iconic masterpiece — the J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations BMW 988. Exploring the contrapuntal ingenuity and the transcendent spiritual beauty of the original, this two-piano arrangement (by the revered Australian pianist Stephen Emmerson) delivers a beguiling and electrifying musical dialogue. In association with the Accompanist’ Guild of South Australia

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough piano

Sunday 1 July at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit

Stephen Hough is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. From highly acclaimed performances of central repertoire to an interest in contemporary and neglected nineteenth-century works. Hough will be playing Debussy’s exquisite Clair de lune and both books of the composer’s Images, including the preludes to Book II. Hough also offers Schumann’s pensive Fantasie and Beethoven’s grand “Appassionata.”

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Andrew Haveron and Anna Goldsworthy

Andrew Haveron violin
and Anna Goldsworthy piano

Sunday 26 August at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit

Andrew Haveron has established himself as one of the most sought after violinists of his generation. He is joined by Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most versatile artists.  Andrew and Anna will play Britten Suite, Op. 6, Elgar Violin Sonata, Op. 86, Ysaÿe  Poème élégiaque, Op.12 and Ravel Violin Sonata No. 1, M12.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Simon Cobcroft and Konstantin Shamray

Simon Cobcroft cello
and Konstantin Shamray piano

Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit

Simon Cobcroft is a prolific and versatile performer of solo, orchestral and chamber music in Australia and further afield. Since 2014 he has been Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Konstantin Shamray is the first and only competitor to date in the 40 years of the Sydney International Piano Competition to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes. Simon and Konstantin’s performance will feature the Shostakovich Cello and Piano Sonata and Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Grace Clifford and Konstantin Shamray

Grace Clifford violin
and Konstantin Shamray piano

Sunday 18 November at 2.30pm
Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker Summit

Grace Clifford is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s finest young violinists. Joining her is Konstantin Shamray. Grace and Konstantin will be playing: Brahms Sonatensatz, Mozart Violin Sonata K526 in A Major, Debussy Violin Sonata, Chausson Poème, Op. 25

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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 Past virtuosi Series events in 2017

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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 Past virtuosi Series events in 2016

Michael Barenboim

Sunday 10 April at 2.30pm
Ngeringa Cultural Centre, Mt Barker

Join international violin sensation Michael Barenboim  for his SA exclusive debut. Entirely Solo Violin, the program includes works by Bach, Bartok  and, in memory of  the late Pierre Boulez, his Anthèmes 1.

“As exciting a first appearance by an instrumental soloist as I can recall in years…” – Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun Times

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Narek Hakhnazaryan & Anna Goldsworthy

Sunday 1 May at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

Sensational Armenian cellist and  Gold  Medal  winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Narek Hakhnazaryan performs Ligeti’s Solo Cello Sonata and duo works  by Fauré, Debussy, Saint- Saëns, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with renowned  Australian pianist Anna Goldsworthy.

“His command of the instrument is extraordinary.”
– Los Angeles Times

Presented by Rectials Australia with special thanks to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

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Shuan Hern Lee

Sunday 26 June at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

At just 13 years old, WA born Shuan Hern Lee has won many prestigious Australian piano Awards as well as prizes in the USA, Russia, Ukraine & Serbia. He performed at Carnegie Hall at age 7! Shuan’s recital includes Mozart Sonata K330, Chopin Ballad No. 2, Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1, Beethoven Sonata No 3, Debussy L’isle Joyeuse and Balakirev Islamey.

Presented by Recitals Australia as part of our commitment toemerging Australian artists.

Duration 100 minutes (including interval)

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Owen Morris & Cameron Malouf

Sunday 7 August at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra principals Owen Morris, trumpet (pictured) and Cameron Malouf, trombone, join forces for a unique recital of solo and duo works. Composers include Castérède’s Sonatina for Trombone and Piano, Rossini’s Overture from The Barber Of Seville and Robert Ericsson’s General Speech (of Macarthur).

Presented by Rectials Australia with special thanks to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Duration100 minutes (including interval)

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Rachel Johnston & Ashley Hribar

Sunday 18 September at 2.30pm
Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide

Rachel Johnston (cello) and Ashley Hribar (piano)combine forces to present “Bach and Beyond”, a program highlighting their unique approaches to their instruments and their breathtaking performance interaction. Featuring the Bach / Brahem Suite and Ashley Hribar’s own Journey to Damascus.

“…Johnston and Hribar were wonderfully empathetic, providing ample depth and meaning…” – The Advertiser

Duration 100 minutes (including interval)

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Daniel de Borah

Sunday 6 November at 2.30pm
Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

Daniel de Borah was a major prize winner at the 2004 Sydney International Piano competition and has since appeared extensively overseas and in Australia to universal acclaim. Daniel’s program includes Schumann’s Ghost Variations and Fünf Albumblätter, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Schumann, and Prokofiev’s 10 pieces for piano from Romeo and Juliet.

“…a display of sophisticated musical artistry, free from overly flashy interpretative arrogance or unnecessary physical hyperbole.”  – Limelight Magazine

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Past virtuosi Series events in 2015

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor

Sunday 8 November at 3.30PM
at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is one of today’s most exceptional musicians, presented here in an intimate recital at Elder Hall. The program will feature Mendelssohn, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt. In association with ASO

Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

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Chris Jarrett & Luca Ciarla

Chris Jarrett & Luca Ciarla

Thursday 5 March at 6.15pm
at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Exclusive Adelaide performance: Internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Chris Jarrett meets up with worldwide improviser and magician of the violin Luca Ciarla for a unique duo on the border between jazz and contemporary music.

 

Duration approx. 100 minutes (no interval)

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Elizabeth Layton & Ian Munro

Elizabeth Layton & Ian Munro

Sunday 10 May at 3.30pm
at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Elizabeth Layton (violin) and Ian Munro (piano) in a program of classic duos by Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy, Ysaÿe Ballade OP 27 No 3 for solo violin and composer Ian Munro’s own Blue Rags.

Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

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Brett Dean, Paul Dean, Lisa Moore

Brett Dean, Lisa Moore, Paul Dean

Friday 7 August at 8.00pm
at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Performers and brothers Brett Dean (viola) and Paul Dean (clarinet) combine talents with Lisa Moore (piano) in a virtuosic program of works by Mozart, Brett Dean, Martin Bresnick, Schumann, Paul Dean (world premiere) and György Kurtág.

Duration 120 minutes (including interval)

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Geoffrey Collins and Alice Giles

Monday 14 September at 7.30pm
at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Geoffrey Collins (flute) and Alice Giles (harp) are two of Australia’s most acclaimed instrumentalists. A rare chance to hear a up close recital including works by Takemitsu, Piazzolla and more. In association with the ASO.

Duration 100 minutes (including interval)

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