Cancelled: Through the Thorns to the Star

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that Duo Chamber Melange on Friday 20 March 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.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. If you paid via EFTPOS or cash over the counter the Box Office team will be in touch to assist you in receiving your refund. If you purchased online or over the phone, we are in the process of returning your tickets and crediting your card. This will be done automatically, you don’t need to contact us to obtain your refund. Please note, it may take up to 10 business days for the funds to appear in your account depending on your financial provider.

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Event details

Duo Chamber Melange is an organic partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomásková (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano).

The Duo’s versatile repertoire embraces classical and contemporary music with recent world premieres of renowned Australian, American and European composers.

Classical meets modern as Duo Chamber Melange swings the pendulum from the amiable music of the 18th century through to energetic works of today. The ensemble’s dedication and professionalism are on full display in lyrical, shimmering and dramatic works. From immortal Beethoven and Fauré to the endlessly passionate Piazzolla and the world premiere of Viva Beethoven by Livia Teodorescu-Ciocanea, this mosaic of genres is navigated effortlessly.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange


Duo Chamber Melange
Ivana Tomásková violin
Tamara Smolyar piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3

Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea
Viva Beethoven for Solo Piano (world premiere)

Astor Piazzolla
Oblivion for violin and piano

Gabriel Fauré
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, Op.13


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.