Shostakovich & Harrison

KIAZMA Piano Duo

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & KIAZMA Piano Duo


‘A rare delight.’ The Age

About KIAZMA Piano Duo

KIAZMA Piano Duo highlights the brilliant musical synergy of pianists Aura Go and Tomoe Kawabata. Equally at home in two-piano and four-hand repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, KIAZMA exemplifies the intimacy, intricacy and dynamism that make the piano duo such a unique artform.

About this concert

Rhythm and energy abound in an early work by Shostakovich and a new piece by Holly Harrison. Composed in the shadow of his father’s death in 1922, Shostakovich’s Suite for two pianos, Op.6, is music of immense power and tragic intensity, written when the composer was just 15. Composer Holly Harrison is one of Australia’s rising stars. Her music embraces juxtaposing styles, blending the visceral energy of rock with whimsical humour. KIAZMA Piano Duo performs the world premiere of Harrison’s exciting new piece for piano four-hands, which the duo commissioned.

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KIAZMA Piano Duo
Tomoe Kawabata piano
Aura Go piano


Dmitri Shostakovich
Five Preludes for piano (1919)
Suite for two pianos Op. 6 (1922)
Three Fantastic Dances, Op.5 (1920)

Holly Harrison
Crunch (2021) world premiere