Kristian Chong (piano) and Sophie Rowell (violin) play sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Saint Saëns. St Bernard’s Church Batehaven, 3pm Sunday 29 September
An afternoon of drama, excitement and unexpected joy!
Kristian Chong, (piano) and Sophie Rowell, (violin) are two of Australia's finest musicians. They are recognised as fine soloists and chamber musicians, and have created a formidable musical partnership.
In four great sonatas, Kristian and Sophie will play music as conversation, an intriguing dialogue between piano and violin. “This music has many human characteristics and emotions – it features elegance, drama, love, excitement and breathless and unexpected joy!” says Kristian Chong.
This music will also thrill audiences with its intimacy, complexity and drama. It will require sensitivity and virtuosic performances from both musicians.
Kristian and Sophie both enjoy playing for regional audiences, saying “In regional locations there is a sense of friendliness and warmth perhaps not expressed so openly in cities, and this is always appreciated. You can really feel the anticipation as you play!”
This performance will also feature the new Kawai concert grand piano recently purchased by the South Coast Music Society. This piano, and the fine acoustics of St Bernard’s, will guarantee a sound quality and concert experience that is unrivalled in the region. The purchase of the piano is a major commitment to live performance of classical music on the south coast and will guarantee that musicians of international calibre continue to travel here to perform for enthusiastic local audiences.
Tickets are available from www.southcoastmusicsociety.com or at the door (cash only) Tickets at the door (cash) are $35 adult, $30 members and pensioners. Children free.
LISTEN: ABC South East's Sophie Longden caught up for a chat with both Kristian and Sophie, to find out a bit more about how this combination works and plays together....