Goldberg Variations

Sonya & Lisa


Virtuosi pianists Lisa Moore & Sonya Lifschitz join forces to present a powerhouse journey on two grand pianos with masterwork music by J.S. Bach, Martin Bresnick and John Adams.

Hear the infamous Bach Goldberg Variations afresh, with it’s intricate ingenuity in luminous clarity as this duo team builds a kaleidoscopic tapestry of color, rhythm and touch.

Paired with bold, new American music – the Melbourne premiere of Martin Bresnick’s mysteriously evocative Handwork and John Adams’ jazz-infused, rollicking Hallelujah Junction – Sonya and Lisa portray an electrifying and generous musical dialogue with explosive, sonic resonance.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Sonja Lifschitz & Lisa Moore


John Adams
Hallelujah Junction

Martin Bresnick

J.S. Bach arr. S. Emmerson
Goldberg Variations BWV 988


Sonya Lifschitz, piano
Lisa Moore, piano


This production is part of the following series:

Piano Series

The 2020 Piano Series features leading exponents of the piano, performing great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.