Duo Chamber Melange: Amazing Grieg – Norwegian Beauty

Duo Chamber Melange

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Duo Chamber Melange


Concert Cancelled: Duo Chamber Melange

Due to artist injury, we are sorry to advise that Duo Chamber Melange’s concert on Friday 17 November has been cancelled. Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase.

Event Details

Lyrical melodies meet shimmering, dramatic pieces that are full of contrast. Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomaskova and Tamara Smolyar. Collaborators for more than 20 years, Ivana and Tamara’s exquisite musical bond and masterful technique represent the true art of music-making.

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents two jewels of chamber music by Norwegian genius Edvard Grieg alongside an inspirational Australian work written by Emma Greenhill.

The sonatas held a special place for Grieg who commented that ‘they each represent a period in my development: the first, naive, rich in ideas… the second, nationalistic… and the third, a wider horizon. They have each bought me great luck.’ Emma Greenhill’s Paper Boats, written for the 2017 Kendall national violin competition, is an evocative and energetic work.

Presenting amiable music from the 19th to the 21st century, Duo Chamber Melange hope to shine a light on beautiful pieces that engage from start to finish.

Praise for Duo Chamber Melange

‘An exemplary, driving collaboration, confident in its negotiation.’ The Age

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Ivana Tomaskova violin
Tamara Smolyar piano


Edvard Grieg
Sonata No.1 in F for violin and piano

Emma Greenhill
Paper Boats

Edvard Grieg
Sonata No.3 in C minor for violin and piano


This production is part of the following series: