Italian Masters

Duo Chamber Melange


Please note, this event has been moved from Friday 27 April to Thursday 28 June.

Transport yourself to the atmosphere and passion of Italy.

Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano) whose versatile repertoire embraces classical and contemporary music as well as world premieres of renowned Australian, European and American composers.

Transport yourself to the atmosphere and passion of Italy, with a program which traverses the centuries of Italian music. Vitali’s famous yet rarely performed Chaconne, the charming yet dramatic Sonata for violin and piano by Martucci and a world premiere of The Fire of Prometheus by Romanian composer Cibisescu-Duran. Finally, indulge in Respighi’s stunningly irresistible Sonata for violin and piano in B minor.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Duo Chamber Melange


Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Chaconne for violin & piano

Giuseppe Martucci
Sonata for violin & piano, Op.22

Iulia Cibisescu-Duran
The Fire of Prometheus for solo piano

Ottorino Respighi
Sonata for violin & piano in B minor


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2018

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.

Duo Chamber Melange

A decade-long collaboration that celebrates the art of music-making between friends.