Cancelled: The Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise The Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven 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 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.

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Event details

Pianist Kristian Chong is one of Australia’s most sought-after musicians.

Partnering with his friends, who are some of the best international and Australian music stars, Kristian’s concerts have become treasured occasions to hear chamber music masterpieces performed by artists at the heights of their careers.

Two incredible works for piano and winds star in this wonderful program featuring some of Australia’s best chamber musicians. In fact, Mozart himself wrote enthusiastically to his father of his Quintet, K452: ‘‘I myself consider it to be the best work I have ever composed!’ Beethoven was clearly impressed with it too, composing a similar work a dozen years later.

Celebrated pianist Kristian Chong is joined by oboist Shefali Pryor and superstar French horn player Ben Jacks from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s wonderful bassoonist Jack Schiller and brilliant clarinettist Philip Arkinstall for these lyrical, elegant and enthralling works.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Kristian Chong and Friends


Shefali Pryor oboe
Philip Arkinstall clarinet
Jack Schiller bassoon
Ben Jacks French horn
Kristian Chong piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, Op.16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet for Piano and Winds K452