Kristian Chong & Friends – Sophie and Kristian play Sutherland and Franck

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Kristian Chong & Friends


Beautiful, passionate and mesmerising.

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

Well known and thrilling musicians Sophie Rowell (former Melbourne Symphony Concertmaster and new Melbourne Chamber Orchestra director) and Kristian Chong have been playing together for many years, having grown up together in their home town of Adelaide. They play a program of epic proportions – starting with Australian Margaret Sutherland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, written almost 100 years ago in 1925.

Following from this is the great Cesar Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano, one of the highlights of the sonata repertoire; a beautiful, passionate and mesmerising journey that written as a wedding present to the violinist Ysaÿe. It culminates as any wedding does – with exultant joy. A recital not to be missed.

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Kristian Chong piano
Sophie Rowell violin


Margaret Sutherland
Sonata for Violin and Piano

César Franck
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A