International Classics 2023 – Anthony Marwood & Stefan Cassomenos


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


An energetic partnership brimming with boldness and versatility.

With a rock-star international reputation for revolutionising classical music for today, violinist Anthony Marwood is ‘a magic name in the business’ (The Independent UK) renowned for his adventurous and ingenious performances and projects.

As a soloist, he is celebrated for his Olympian-calibre endurance and virtuosic resonance. His breadth of experience has seen him work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Indian classical dancer Mayuri Boonham, Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, sculptress Nicole Farhi and South African guitarist Derek Gripper.

Formerly the violinist of Florestan Trio for sixteen years, as a chamber musician Marwood’s ever-expanding circle of impressive collaborators includes Steven Isserlis, Aleksandar Madžar, Inon Barnatan, Alexander Melnikov, Denes Varjon and James Crabb.

About the concert

Ten years after appearing with Aleksandar Madžar in recital, Marwood returns to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall with powerhouse Melbourne pianist Stefan Cassomenos for a captivating performance that pairs Schumann with Janáček and Stravinsky with the Australian premiere of Thomas Adès’ Märchentänze.

Together, Anthony Marwood and Stefan Cassomenos deliver an evening of technical mastery, spirited energy and musical flair.

Thanks to our partner

Program Partner: The Langham Melbourne

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About International Classics

In 2023, Melbourne Recital Centre’s flagship recital series Great Performers becomes International Classics.

As the Centre evolves, so too do our programs and offerings. While the acclaimed series may now be known by a new name, International Classics continues to showcase Australian and international artists of the highest calibre performing the greatest classical repertoire on the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage.

Intimate, moving and awe-inspiring, the International Classics concert experience offers audiences the opportunity to witness the compelling virtuosity of artists from across the globe as they perform a curated program of music in an award-winning venue specially designed for classical music to soar.

Whether you’re a seasoned concertgoer, or seeking your first classical concert experience, International Classics is your must-have ticket to experience classical music excellence.

‘In this series we showcase an outstanding lineup of musicians from around the world, who make the most intimate recital into epic memories. These are artists at the top of their game, delighting and inspiring audiences in great venues of the world. There’s no magic at work here – it’s simply incredible artists having a conversation with an audience, in Australia’s best recital venue.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming

Artists & Program


Anthony Marwood violin
Stefan Cassomenos piano


Leoš Janáček
Violin Sonata

Robert Schumann
Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3

Igor Stravinsky
Duo Concertant

Thomas Adès