The 29th Australian Festival of Chamber Music will take place in tropical North Queensland from Friday 26th July to Sunday 4th August 2019. Our Artistic Director, Kathryn Stott, has confirmed a line-up of more than 30 musicians from all around the world will perform in Townsville over the 10 days, including several who have never performed in Australia before.
In his ultimate, enigmatic masterpiece, J.S. Bach traverses the full spectrum of contrapuntal possibilities with endlessly astonishing inventiveness. This compelling new take on the Art of Fugue sees pianists Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go move seamlessly between solo, four-hand and two-piano playing, in an exploration that reveals and highlights Bach’s scope for deep introspection and sublime joy.
Colours abound in this beautifully crafted recital from Aura Go. Introducing herself with The Fiddlers – a series of brief fantasias on old rustic folk dances by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, notable for their neo-classical beauty, she will then launch us into Liza’s Lim’s Sema, inspired by ritualistic whirling Sufi dances. The centrepiece is Ravel’s glorious and evocative musical descriptions of his colleagues from the avant-garde artist group ‘Les Apaches’ in his loved work Miroirs.
In this concert of contrasts, two biblical women, Eve and Jezebel are given angelic voice by Australian soprano Jane Sheldon. Fauré’s luminous setting of Belgian poet Charles Van Lerberghe’s poems captures both ancient and modern worlds in its impressionistic evocation of anxious rapture.
On its ANAM Artists tour, KIAZMA presents an unmissable four-hand program that showcases the unique subtlety and intimacy as well as the gripping dynamism and power of four-hand playing. The program pays tribute to Debussy in the 100th year after his death and culminates in Stravinsky’s electrifying Rite of Spring.
On its ANAM Artists regional tour, KIAZMA presents an unmissable four-hand program that showcases the unique subtlety and intimacy as well as the gripping dynamism and power of four-hand playing. The program pays tribute to Debussy in the 100th year after his death and culminates in Stravinsky’s electrifying Rite of Spring.
Tales of travel and journeys - physical, metaphysical, psychological and emotional - are interwoven to explore some of the most profound aspects of human nature. The program features the Finnish premiere of Australian composer Andrew Ford's 'In Transit' for piano and speaker.
The first concert in the KIAZMA Piano Duo's 2018 Southbank Series at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Paying homage to Claude Debussy with his masterpiece for two pianos, In White and Black, Schubert's sublime F minor Fantasy and captivating works by Schumann and Stravinsky.
From its hauntingly beautiful opening theme to its dramatic double fugue, Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor D. 940 is a masterpiece that reaches extraordinary emotional depths. Surrounding it are sparkling sonatas by Mozart and Poulenc and Akira Miyoshi’s elegant suite, Cahier sonore.
Finnish songs and piano music by Sibelius, Palmgren, Sallinen, Otto Kotilainen, Jukka Ollila.