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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange


‘Exemplary.’ The Age

About Duo Chamber Melange

Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano). Collaborators for more than 20 years, Ivana and Tamara’s exquisite musical bond and masterful technique represent the true art of music-making.

About this concert

Duo Chamber Melange performs works of contrasting beauty and constant imagination. It’s a journey through time: from an inventive early Beethoven sonata to a brand-new work for solo piano by Melbourne composer Kenji Fujimura. It’s also a journey of the heart: from Argentine tango virtuoso Piazzolla’s restrained and bittersweet Oblivion, written at the peak of his fame, to Fauré’s irresistibly Romantic and lyrical Sonata, his first important chamber work. Duo Chamber Melange’s instinctive musicality melds these different styles into a single, mesmerising performance.

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Duo Chamber Melange
Ivana Tomaskova violin
Tamara Smolyar piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for violin & piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3

Kenji Fujimura
Three Mini Concert Etudes (for piano solo)

Astor Piazzolla

Gabriel Fauré
Sonata for violin & piano No.1 in A, Op.13