Cancelled: Li-Wei Qin & Albert Tiu

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Li-Wei Qin & Albert Tiu on Tuesday 16 June has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

‘There’s something about Li-Wei’s playing that always feels so natural, as if this was the only way the repertoire could be played. His big sound and genial stage presence mark him as one of the leading cellists in the world today.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming

The cello’s rich, soulful voice is ideally suited to the emotive and expansive music of the Romantics. The Shanghai-born, Australian-trained cellist Li-Wei Qin has made a brilliant career as a charismatic champion of their virtuoso repertoire.

Schubert composed his A-minor Sonata for the now-obsolete arpeggione, so cellists have adopted it. In the exquisitely sombre slow movement you can hear tragic echoes of Winterreise. The headlong rush that opens Mendelssohn’s thrilling Sonata in D sets hearts racing, but the Adagio at the centre is a ‘Baroque’ aria of rapt lyricism. Pianist Albert Tiu is a bravura partner in these intricate chamber masterpieces. Cellists have also ‘borrowed’ Paganini’s flamboyant ‘Moses Fantasy’ to stunning effect. Li-Wei will astonish us as he spins out variations each more extravagant than the last.

About the program

Li-Wei Qin and Albert Tiu perform works by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and more. See the PROGRAM tab for more information.

Thanks to our partners

Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre
Program Partner The Langham Melbourne


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Li-Wei Qin cello (Australia)
Albert Tiu piano (Philippines)


Franz Schubert
Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D.821

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

Felix Mendelssohn
Cello Sonata No.2 in D, Op.58

Niccolò Paganini
Introduction and Variations on ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’ from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt, MS23, ‘Mose-Fantasia’

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