Omega Ensemble – Lionheart


Presented by Omega Ensemble


Quartets quintets, and sextets… oh my!

Shostakovich’s profound Piano Quintet represents a period of writing where the young composer, who was then 34, was his most purely musical. The resulting work is an unusual yet unapologetic neo-classical piece that has since become the jewel in the crown of the 20th-century chamber music repertory.

Showcasing Shostakovich’s monumental Piano Quintet presented alongside Christopher Cerrone’s Nervous Systems and Australia’s own trailblazer Holly Harrison’s Daredevil commissioned by the Ensemble.

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David Rowden Artistic Director, clarinet
Kristian Winther violin
Natalia Harvey violin
Neil Thompson viola
Paul Stender cello
Vatche Jambazian piano


Christopher Cerrone
Nervous Systems

Dimitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet

Holly Harrison
Commissioned by Omega Ensemble


This production is part of the following series: