Li-Wei Qin & Kristian Chong


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Recreating the poignant melodies of Barber, Schubert and Schumann.

Internationally acclaimed cellist Li-Wei Qin returns to Melbourne Recital Centre with revered pianist, Kristian Chong to perform works from Barber, Schubert and Schumann. The pair have established a long-standing musical bond, last playing together in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in 2018.

Li-Wei Qin has appeared all over the world as a soloist and chamber musician; a brilliant, virtuosic performer with extraordinary technical fluency. Kristian Chong’s superlative pianism, paired with his dynamic range and affinity for collaboration, make him the ideal partner for this performance. Together they will recreate the poignant melodies of Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor and Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, injecting character and sensitivity. The repertoire was selected by Li-Wei Qin as a commentary on the complexity of our current times, touching on themes of sensitivity, intimacy and reconciling inner drama.

About the concert

A brilliant opportunity to experience these gifted players offering music from their hearts to yours. Against all odds, these fine musical collaborators will come together in what will be a truly breathtaking performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.

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Great Performers Program Partner: The Langham Melbourne

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Li-Wei Qin cello
Kristian Chong piano


Samuel Barber
Cello Sonata Op.6

Franz Schubert
Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D.821

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro Op.70


This production is part of the following series:

Great Performers 2022

Melbourne Recital Centre’s favourite program series, Great Performers, returns in 2022.