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Explore the extremes of beauty and emotion in two starkly contrasting masterpieces.

International soloists Natsuko Yoshimoto (violin) and Konstantin Shamray (piano) have been playing together since 2017, exploring wide-ranging repertoire for violin and piano. Together they have studied at esteemed institutions and each has won coveted competition prizes. The duo’s expressive virtuosity promises to leave a powerful impression.

Violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto and pianist Konstantin Shamray explore the extremes of beauty and emotion in two starkly contrasting masterpieces. Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata glimmers with optimism and joie de vivre, articulating his abiding love of nature. One senses him delighting in everything life offers. Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1 is dark and brooding – composed during Stalin’s horrific ‘Great Terror’. Clearly inspired by his inescapable bereavement and fear, its fierce intensity and chilling emotional depth leaves you speechless. This is one of the most powerful and moving pieces of music one can experience.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Natsuko Yoshimoto

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata Op.24, No.5 in F, ‘Spring’

Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Sonata Op.80, No.1 in F minor

ARTISTS

Natsuko Yoshimoto violin
Konstantin Shamray piano

Series

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.

Venue