Pianist Kristian Chong is one of Australia’s most sought-after musicians, performing often as a chamber musician, concerto soloist and recitalist.
This series is a gathering of his friends performing some of the greatest chamber duo sonatas, trios, quartets and quintets.
The Shostakovich Piano Quintet is one of the composer’s most popular. Its direct, emotional power and raw intensity guarantees a thrilling adventure and captivating story of sound. Written at the request of the Beethoven Quartet who commissioned the work so that Shostakovich could play with them, it is one of the most famous chamber works of the 20th century.
Matching this on the program is one of his most powerful and chilling works, the Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op.147, completed one month before Shostakovich’s death. As his very last composition in 1974, it paints a bleak picture of his mortality-obsessed late writing-style but is thrilling and provides considerable challenges for the performers. Joining Kristian for this work is one of Australia’s most exciting and lauded viola players, Christopher Moore, the current principal viola of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Kristian Chong
Sonata for Viola and Piano Op.147
Piano Quintet Op.57 in G minor
Kristian Chong and Friends
Kristian Chong, piano
Christopher Moore, viola
Sophie Rowell, violin
Matthew Tomkins, violin
Rachael Tobin, cello
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Pianist Kristian Chong is one of Australia’s most sought-after musicians performing as a soloist, chamber musician and concerto pianist.
Monday 27 August 2018 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
Standard $108 ($84 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
A Transaction Fee between $5.50 and $8 applies to orders made online and by phone. A Delivery Fee of up to $5.50 may also apply.
Do you have a promo code?
Click ‘Book Tickets’ below to enter your promo code on the following page.
Did you know?
Melbourne Recital Centre Members enjoy waived transaction fees and save 10% on tickets to selected concerts? Click here for more information.