Duo Chamber Melange – Spring Bouquet


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Tamara Smolyar


Celebrating the beauty of spring.

About the artists

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

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates the beauty of spring in the form of a vibrant musical bouquet. The duo’s sunny exuberance and rhythmic clarity showcase collaboration at its best.

Dvořák’s zippy Sonatina shows his Bohemian roots and the budding influence of life in New York. The lively and teasing melodies of Australian composer Margaret Sutherland’s rarely performed Sonatina are equally invigorating. The concert comes into full bloom with Franck’s exquisite Sonata, a favourite in the repertoire that bursts with poetic splendour.

Praise for Duo Chamber

‘An exemplary, driving collaboration, confident in its negotiation.’ The Age

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Ivana Tomaskova violin
Tamara Smolyar piano


Antonín Dvořák
Sonatina for violin and piano in G, Op.100

Margaret Sutherland
Sonatina for violin and piano

César Franck
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A


This production is part of the following series: