Intimate Mozart

Intimate Mozart


‘My love of the music of Mozart started with the movie Amadeus. I saw that film when I was quite young and it just blew me away…melodies…so nuanced…so memorable …I couldn’t get them out of my mind.’ Kristian Bezuidenhout

Born in South Africa, raised in Australia, educated in the US and now a resident of the UK, pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s leading performers of Mozart. Since 2009, he has been recording the complete keyboard music of Mozart. As a pianist, Mozart’s own performances stunned Viennese concertgoers and paved the way for the likes of Beethoven and the Romantics to follow.

Alongside Richard Tognetti and an intimate ACO ensemble, Kristian takes on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13. Mozart himself wrote that this concerto could be ‘performed with full orchestra … or merely a quattro’, which is how it will be presented here.

Schumann’s String Quartet and Piano Quintet, both written in 1842 (his year of chamber music and not long after he married his beloved Clara), complete the program. Fresh, buoyant and inventive, these two magnificent works have been called ‘the most perfect of all the products of his genius.’

Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra


Intimate Schumann

Robert Schumann
String Quartet No.3 in A

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.13 in C

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat


Join Andrew Aronowicz for a pre-concert talk from 6.45pm – 7.15pm.


This production is part of the following series:

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2017

In performances around Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles.