Kristian Chong & Friends – The Trout Quintet with a Twist!

Kristian Chong

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Kristian Chong


An evening of emotional vibrancy and masterful skill.

One of Australia’s leading pianists, Kristian Chong is known for his virtuosic pianism, dynamic range and affinity for collaboration. Kristian Chong and Friends is chamber music at the highest level, delivered by some of the leading Australian and international instrumentalists in duos, trios, quartets and quintets.

About the concert

One of the most popular works of the chamber repertoire, Schubert’s Trout Quintet is not only delightful, playful and lyrical but profound and friendly.

Double bassist Stevie Newton, fresh off his performances as tenor soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will sing Die Forelle (The Trout) in place of the last variation of the 3rd movement, in which the quintet is a transcription of Die Forelle.

Opening this concert is Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A minor, written just after the composer found out he had a terminal illness. Full of depressed hope, it displays every gamut of human emotion, pure beauty, love and loss.

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Kristian Chong piano
Sophie Rowell violin
Caroline Henbest viola
Elina Faskhi cello
Stevie Newton double bass and tenor


Franz Schubert
Schubert Piano Sonata No.14 in A minor, D.784
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D.667 ‘The Trout’, D.667