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Narek Hakhnazaryan & Anna Goldsworthy


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

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Hailed by the Washington Post as “a seasoned phenomenon”, Narek Hakhnazaryan is firmly established and recognised world-wide as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Having won the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22 he has already forged strong relationships across the globe with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Filarmonica de la Scala and the London Philharmonic. In 2014 he was invited to join the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme and as such his performances are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3.

2_sq_anna-goldsworthyAnna Goldsworthy, described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador’, and the Sydney Morning Herald as “one of the very best young non-fiction writers in Australia”, is an award-winning pianist, writer and festival director. Her first book, Piano Lessons, is an Australian best-seller, has been released in the United States and Korea, adapted for the stage, and is currently in development as a film. Anna’s writing has appeared in The Monthly, The Age, The Australian, and Best Australian Essays

“Over the loudspeakers came a big, fluid, elegant tone quality, always in tune, and the balance between the cello and orchestra was just right. He brought dramatic suspense to the line, tugging on it but never stretching it too far. And, written all over his face and projected on the Bowl’s giant video monitors, he conveyed humor and the sheer joy of being in command of his instrument” – LA Times, July 2015

Hakhnazaryan had what few other cellists can boast: the power to stand up to such a wall of dark, overpowering Estonian sound… Even his grandly shaped lyrical phrases had the quality of mowing down anything in his way. His tone is as gorgeously sure as it is huge. Hakhnazaryan is clearly on his way to a big career.” – LA Times

“This cellist is without a doubt a major presence on the international stage.” – The Strad

Program Detail

  • FAURÉ -Élégie, Op.24
  • DEBUSSY – Cello Sonata, L.135
  • MASSENET – Thaïs: Méditation
  • SAINT-SAËNS – Allegro Appassionato
  • FAURÉ: Après un rêve, Op.7, No.1
  • FAURÉ: Papillon
  • LIGETI – Sonata for Solo Cello
  • TCHAIKOVSKY – Nocturne
  • TCHAIKOVSKY – Pezzo Capriccioso

Booking Information

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

Adults $50, Concession $40, Student $15 (+ applicable booking fees)
Duration 110 minutes (including interval)

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