Kristian Chong & Friends – The Brahms' Sonatas with Timo Veikko Valve

Kristian Chong

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Kristian Chong & Friends


From brooding to vibrant with Brahms’s sonatas for cello and piano.

About Kristian Chong & Friends

Kristian Chong and Friends is chamber music with Kristian and his friends at the highest level, delivered by some of the leading Australian and international instrumentalists in duos, trios, quartets and quintets.

One of Australia’s leading pianists, Kristian Chong is known for his virtuosic pianism, dynamic range and affinity for collaboration. Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve (Tipi) is recognised as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. The principal cellist for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, he brings unmatched precision and richness to his performances.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon will see the pair undertake both Brahms Sonatas for cello and piano. The first sonata is a brooding work with poignant and beautiful contrasts that only Brahms can produce. The second sonata is exciting, vibrant and one of his most colourful works. A superb evening of chamber music not to be missed with two of Australia’s finest chamber musicians.

Praise for the artists

‘Kristian Chong, was nothing short of brilliant, giving a heartfelt performance of extraordinary beauty and sensitivity with finely controlled expression, tempi and touch.’ Limelight Magazine

‘Timo-Veikko Valve played with passion rendering each note with a crisp, resonant and dramatic style that stirred the senses.’ The Culture Concept

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Kristian Chong piano
Timo-Veikko Valve cello


Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99
Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.