Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
‘We want to play a range of pieces that best represent our influences and other aspects of our musical history – music that’s very close to our hearts.’ Slava Grigoryan
About this concert
One of Australia’s favourite musical couples play their favourite pieces of music, performing selections from their album Our Place and works that have meant the most in their lives including those written by their heroes and peers.
The success of any collaboration depends on a myriad of factors, some obvious and others less tangible. Slava and Sharon Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy creating music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union both professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor that fuels their passionate and sensitive performances.
Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including a seven-year tenure with the Australian String Quartet. Together their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard repertoire for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla), to works by contemporary composers, and their own compositions and arrangements that shine a new light on familiar favourites. In addition to the concert’s modern repertoire, the duo revisit some ‘old’ pieces which they haven’t played for Melbourne audiences before – Vivaldi’s Cello Sonata, and the very entertaining and comical Tonadillas en estilo antiguo by Granados.
About the program
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan perform works by Vivaldi, Ravel, Granados, Pärt and more. See the program tab for more information.
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Introducing the Great Talks podcast – an audio companion to each concert in the 2021 Great Performers series. Part pre-concert talk, part deep-dive into the music, artists and program curated for each concert, these podcasts are designed enhance the concert experience for music-lovers for all ages and levels of music knowledge.
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Slava Grigoryan guitar
Sharon Grigoryan cello
Cello Sonata in A minor, RV 43
Maurice Ravel – arr S. Grigoryan
Pièce en forme de Habanera
Grounded (world premiere)
Arvo Pärt – arr S. Grigoryan
Spiegel im Spiegel
Mário Laginha – arr S. Grigoryan
Enrique Granados – arr S. Grigoryan
Mark Summer – arr S. Grigoryan
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Wednesday 7 April 2021 7.30pm
Duration: 1 hour 20 mins (no interval)
Standard $79 ($59 Concession)
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