Mindy Meng Wang & Paul Grabowsky – Spring, Flower, Snow and the Moon 春花秋月

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


A brave, honest moment that will take you on an emotional journey.

Mindy Meng Wang is a versatile Chinese/Australian composer and performer, masterfully trained on the traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng. Born and classically trained in China, Mindy studied Western Musicology in the UK before migrating to Australia. Excelling in experimental music and improvisation, she is pioneering a new sonic direction for the guzheng.

Paul Grabowsky is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, with a reputation as one of Australia’s most distinguished jazz artists and renowned collaborator. He is currently a Professor at Monash University, and director of the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts and the Monash Art Ensemble.

About the concert

Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall offers an intimate listening experience, exploring life and shared emotions. Mindy and Paul started collaborating in early 2021 and immediately found a special connection in music. Using the uncommon combination of guzheng and piano, the pairs melodies dance effortlessly to produce a hauntingly beautiful sound.

Spring, Flower, Snow and the Moon is a phrase from a 10th century Chinese poem reflecting upon the natural and beautiful things in life. Just like this concert, it’s a conversation about profound memories and feelings. A brave, honest moment that will take you on an emotional journey.

Mindy Meng Wang is Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2022/2023 Artist in Residence.

Praise for the artists

‘The two instruments encircle each other in a beguiling call and response, eventually so entwined that there is only their shared song.’ Audio Femme

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Mindy Meng Wang guzheng
Paul Grabowsky piano