Poet of the Violin

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Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Concert Cancelled: Poet of the Violin

Due to New South Wales border closures, we regret to advise that the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s Poet of the Violin concerts on Thursday 9, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September have 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

All ticketholders are entitled to a full refund through their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation, please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

Expressive Swiss-Iranian Baroque violinist Leila Schayegh performs on an instrument made in Cremona in 1675 by legendary luthier and founder of Casa Guarneri, Andrea Guarneri.

In a simple twist of fate, the exceptionally promising then seven-year-old violin student saw the course of her musical life forever changed when she was offered the chance to become the custodian of an extremely rare instrument. Four centuries older than Leila herself, Santa Teresia has undergone several detailed restorations in Paris and has now been returned to its original Baroque configuration.

Leila’s performances are pure poetry and ring with the freedom of a master musician unrestrained by technical limitations. This dynamic musician’s arrival on Australian shores for the first time will be an unmissable season highlight for every music lover.

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Jan Dismas Zelenka
Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti, ZWV 187

Antonio Vivaldi
Sinfonia for strings in G, RV 147

Jean-Marie Leclair
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 10 No. 6

J.S. Bach
Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV 1069
Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R