Cancelled: Lisztomaria

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Lisztomaria on Saturday 23 May 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

‘Born performer … irrepressible style.’ The Courier-Mail

Join Australian concert pianist and composer Maria Welna, a zealous virtuoso and born performer, as she transforms the phenomenon of Lisztomania. Specially curated for the intimate recital setting, Lisztomaria is a twenty-first-century ode to the golden age of pianism, and the great performer-composer tradition.

Showcasing the virtuoso superstars of a bygone era, Lisztomaria will take audience members on an enthralling journey of rediscovery, fusing virtuosity, substance, tradition, and modernity. This is a rare opportunity to experience bold, dramatic, and yet elegant programming. Immerse yourself in Liszt’s Totentanz for solo piano, Liszt/Welna’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor, and significant works by Chopin, compellingly framed by Maria’s virtuoso compositions.

A proponent of the European/Russian school of pianism, Maria performs some of the world’s most stunning repertoire and is praised for virtuoso, seemingly-effortless performances. Her compositions smartly combine contemporary (elements) with a Romantic texture.

Presented by Maria Welna


Frédéric Chopin
Barcarolle in F-sharp, Op.60
Polonaise No.6 in A-flat, Op.53, ‘Heroic’

Franz Liszt/Maria Welna
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor, S.244

Franz Liszt
Totentanz for solo piano, S.525

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Sergei Rachmaninov
Flight of the Bumblebee

Maria Welna
A selection of compositions including premieres of:
Concert Etude

The artist will also give an engaging talk/short commentary, intricately interwoven with the recital repertoire.