Kawai 88 Keys Festival

The festival is comprised of four concerts across two days, Saturday 27th of May, and Sunday 28th of May.

These festival performances will showcases virtuosic pianists, opening on Saturday with Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska performing an intimate selection of Elena’s works on two Shigeru Kawai grand pianos.

Sunday begins with the master and the protégé, Stephen McIntyre and Stefan Cassomenos, as they combine for a must-see concert including music by Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Debussy.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra then returns with Aura Go for the Mozart Piano Concerto K414, before Hoang Pham brings the weekend to a sparkling close with Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and a composition of his own.

First Concert: Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 7:30PM (AEST)

Elena Kats-Chernin – Piano
Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Piano

Selected works by Elena Kats-Chernin

Second Concert: Stephen McIntyre & Stefan Cassomenos
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 12PM (AEST)

Stephen McIntyre – Piano
Stefan Cassomenos – Piano

Works by Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Debussy

Third Concert: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra – ‘Transformations’
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 2:30PM (AEST)

Sophie Rowell – Director & Violin
Aura Go – Piano
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Works by Tchaikovsky & Mozart

Fourth Concert: Hoang Pham
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 5PM (AEST)

Hoang Pham – Piano

Works by Schubert, Pham, Beethoven & Liszt

Tickets and event details.

Prepared by Hugh Raine.

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