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Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano).

Both have produced numerous recordings for national and international broadcasters and performed in many prominent venues across three continents. The Duo’s masterful performances are engaging and moving, covering classical and contemporary works and expressing the true art of music-making.

The acclaimed Duo Chamber Melange brings its virtuosic playing to a concert of unique variety. Hear the world premiere of a new work for solo piano by prolific Romanian composer Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea. Revel in the delights of an undisputed masterwork by Handel, his Violin Sonata. And enjoy Elgar’s Sonata for violin and piano, a major British gem highlighting the composer’s daring genius and some of his more intensely dark moments.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange


George Frederic Handel
Violin Sonata Op.1, No.13 in D, HWV 371

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea
New Work (world premiere)

Edward Elgar
Violin Sonata Op.82 in E minor


Ivana Tomaskova violin
Tamara Smolyar piano


This production is part of the following series:

Duo Chamber Melange

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