Tamara Anna Cislowska & Gerard Willems

Tamara Anna Cislowska & Gerard Willems

Presented by Piano+


Tamara Anna Cislowska & Gerard Willems Recital

From Beethoven to Gershwin, a spellbinding evening of illuminating solos and duets intertwined, performed on two grand pianos by two of Australia’s leading proponents for the piano – Tamara Anna Cislowska and Gerard Willems AM.

One of Australia’s most renowned and ARIA award-winning concert pianists, Tamara Anna Cislowska has performed and recorded world-wide to critical acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Earning international prizes such as the Rovere d’Oro, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’.

Gerard Willems AM is an Australian living legend of the piano whose performance and teaching career spans Australia, Asia and Europe. Boasting multiple ARIA Awards for his recordings of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, five piano concertos with Sinfonia Australis, and the ‘Diabelli Variations’, Gerard is recognised as a pre-eminent specialist of the first Viennese school.

Singularly outstanding and together a tour de force, their virtuosic command of the piano delivers a fierce exposé of harmony, romance and elegance that transcends the senses.

As part of this musical feast a very special in conversation interview with Tamara and Gerard, will be presented by ABC Classic and Radio National Arts host Mairi Nicolson.

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Tamara Anna Cislowska piano
Gerard Willems piano


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture from The Magic Flute K.620 (Busoni)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.7 in A Op.92
Poco sostenuto
Allegro con brio

Edvard Grieg
Solitary Traveller Op.43 No.2
Morning Mood Op.46 No.1
Butterfly Op.43 No.1

Franz Liszt
Abschied 1885 (to Siloti)
Concert Paraphrase on Verdi ‘Rigoletto’

George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue