Kristian Chong & Friends

Brahms Piano Quintet

Kristian Chong


Pianist Kristian Chong is one of Australia’s most sought-after musicians performing as a soloist, chamber musician and concerto pianist.

The series Kristian Chong & Friends is literally an assembly of his enthusiastic friends performing together some of the great chamber duo sonatas, trios, quartets and quintets.

Kristian is lucky to count amongst his friends some exceptional Australian and international musicians, including violinists Dale Barltrop, Rebecca Chan, Adam Chalabi, Sophie Rowell and Natsuko Yoshimoto, cellist Li-Wei Qin and violist Christopher Moore. Kristian Chong & Friends is simply great chamber music performed by some of Australia’s most brilliant and acclaimed musicians.

A masterpiece of the chamber music literature, Brahms’ Piano Quintet provides a profound listening journey, as well as being one of the most enjoyable works to perform. It is one of the darkest musical canvasses of Brahms’s career; a mighty work of tremendous scope, and is generally considered as his greatest chamber music work. Brahms was also a great supporter and friend of Dvořák, whose gorgeous and yet fragile Sonata in F opens this recital, setting the mood for the F minor piano quintet. Joining Kristian is the brilliant Ike See from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra principal 2nd violinist Matthew Tomkins, principal violist Christopher Moore and associate principal cello Rachael Tobin in what will be a memorable musical evening.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Kristian Chong & Friends


Ike See & Matthew Tomkins violin
Christopher Moore viola
Rachael Tobin cello
Kristian Chong piano


Antonín Dvořák
Sonata for Violin and Piano in F

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34


This production is part of the following series:

Kristian Chong & Friends

Distinguished Australian Pianist Kristian Chong returns in 2017 to pair up with three of Australia’s most accomplished musicians in recitals of sheer delight, brilliance and musical decadence.

Local Heroes 2017

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Winter Sound Escape

Experience 3 heart-warming concerts in Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon for just $99 – plus enjoy a complimentary hot drink from Blondie Bar for each concert you attend!