Through whirling clouds...

Kawabata-Go Piano Duo


Through whirling clouds… Sonic landscapes for two pianos.

Pianists Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go share an electric musical connection that speaks directly to audiences. Described as ‘positively ecstatic’, ‘masterful’ and ‘profoundly moving’, the pair delights in sharing the unique combination of intimacy and dynamism of the piano duo. Their innovative and thoughtful programming explores seldom-performed works and new music alongside much-loved staples of the repertoire. Their 2017 Melbourne Recital Centre series celebrates three favourite aspects of the genre in three distinct and compelling programs: unique resonances, evocative and colourful sonic landscapes, and infectious energy.

From the sensuous rhythms of the Habanera to the rugged coastline and bleached seashore of the Scottish Highlands, landscapes are vividly brought to life through music in masterful works by Maurice Ravel, Germaine Tailleferre, Robert Schumann and Judith Weir. Through an intricate dialogue between two instruments and four hands, each composer has created an evocative world of sights, smells, rhythms, memories and imaginings. The concert culminates in Ravel’s apocalyptic La Valse for two pianos.

Melbourne Recital Centre & Kawabata-Go Piano Duo


Tomoe Kawabata & Aura Go, piano


Maurice Ravel
Les sites auriculaires

Germaine Tailleferre
Jeux de plein air

Robert Schumann
Bilder aus Osten Op.66

Judith Weir
Ardnamurchan Point (first Australian performance)

Maurice Ravel
La Valse