Russian and French Masters

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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.

Experience masterpieces by famous Russian and French composers as well as a premiere work by Melbourne-based composer Jane Hammond, in a concert that epitomises the concept of music ‘sans frontiers’. A friend of Rachmaninoff, Russian great Nikolai Medtner’s works are rich and melodious musical treasures. And hear two dazzling and colourful works from French giants Ravel and Saint-Saëns.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Duo Chamber Melange


Nikolai Medtner
Violin Sonata Op.21, No.1 in B minor

Jane Hammond
Noisy Friarbirds in the Silky Oaks (world premiere)

Maurice Ravel
Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, M.12 ‘Posthume’

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre Op.40 for violin and piano


Ivana Tomaskova violin
Tamara Smolyar piano