Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Gintaute Gataveckaite
Lithuanian-born pianist Gintaute Gataveckaite (Ghin-toe-té Gata-vetsky-té) is a versatile artist whose brilliant performances of diverse repertoire have taken her around the globe, where acclaim has followed at every turn.
About this concert
Gintaute Gataveckaite explores breathtaking piano works by three formidable contemporary female composers from Australia, America and her native Lithuania. The Australian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s powerful Suite for Piano, Op.41a, reveals a snapshot of Auerbach’s deeply personal music, through nine intensely contrasting preludes. Fantasia, another Australian premiere performance, is a compelling piece by distinguished Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė, who was inspired by the poetic riches of Baltic mysticism. Her music expresses a striking range of emotions, from melancholy to meditative bliss. Gintaute also shares some of Elena Kats-Chernin’s most popular and beautiful compositions. All of these fascinating piano pieces, written by female composers who are pianists themselves, showcase a virtuosic understanding of the instrument’s capabilities, akin to Gintaute’s as a performer.
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Gintaute Gataveckaite piano
Lullaby for Nick
Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Suite for Piano, Op.41a
(nine preludes from 24 Preludes, Op.41)
This production is part of the following series:
The 2021 Piano Series features leading exponents of the piano, performing great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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