Garden of Eden



The Stiletto Sisters takes you into its own Garden of Eden

Stiletto Sisters has been wooing audiences for over a decade with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world. Lead with breathtaking virtuosity by Hungarian trained violinist Hope Csutoros, the trio features the dynamic piano accordion playing of Judy Gunson and the wonderful talents of Jo To on double bass. The Stiletto Sisters performs with extraordinary emotional range from extreme delicacy to blazing intensity and more than a touch of humour.

The Stiletto Sisters takes you into its own Garden of Eden, performing a selection of favourite songs from the sacred to the everyday – classic songs in Yiddish, Hungarian and Russian about nature, springtime, cooking, love, home and good luck. Admire the transcendent beauty of ‘Nigun’ from Scenes of Hassidic Life by Ernst Bloch, Astor Piazzolla’s celebrated ode to freedom Libertango and a meditative prelude from Dimitri Shostakovich.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters


Hope Csutoros violin & voice
Judy Gunson piano accordion & voice
Jo To double bass & voice


Ernest Bloch
Nigun, Baal Shem for violin and piano

John Zorn

Astor Piazzolla

Ben Zion Witler
Vi Nemt men a bisele mazl

Traditional Romany
Rain Rain

Apollon Grigoryev, Ivan Vasiliev
Two Guitars

Traditional Hungarian
Lassan Kocsis (Slowly Driver!)

John Zorn

Traditional Jewish
Chiribim Chiribom

Zoltán Kodály
Esti Dal (Night Song), from Korusok (Choral works for children)

Dmitry Shostakovitch
Prelude No.4 in E minor


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2019

Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.