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Lixsania Fernandez
viola da gamba
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5
Violin Concerto
BEG Trio
Musica Viva
BEG Trio
Musica Viva
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bethoven & Prokofiev
Lorenza Borrani
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Sonatas for Strings
Melbourne Recital Centre
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Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring the violin:

Lixsania and the Labyrinth

Lixsania Fernandez

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra with Paul Dyer (Artistic Director), Lixsania Fernandez (Cuba) viola da gamba and  Shaun Lee-Chen baroque violin perform

  • Corelli, A. Scarlatti, Marais Folia pasticcio
  • Locatelli Violin Concerto in D 'Il laberinto armonico', Op. 3 No. 12
  • Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins & viola da gamba, RV 578
  • Graun Concerto for Viola da Gamba in G Major
  • Vivaldi Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro, RV 169
  • Duchiffre Tango from Concerto for 2 Violas da Gamba

Charismatic Lixsania Fernandez’s energetic viola da gamba leads the Brandenburg in this tantalizing twist on the baroque. Her passionate performances on this iconic baroque instrument bring a vibrant energy to Vivaldi and Graun before detouring for a spirited Tango. Brandenburg's Concertmaster Shaun Lee-Chen performs Locatelli’s infamous Violin Concerto in D, The Harmonic Labyrinth. The immense technical challenge of this work was hinted at by the composer when he inscribed the score with ‘easy to enter, difficult to exit’.

White Hat suggests that if you think of baroque music as being stuffy and boring, this could well be the concert to change your mind.

Sydney - City Recital Hall - 7pm 31st Oct, 2nd, 3rd, 7th & 9th Nov; 2pm 3rd November 2018
Melbourne - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 7pm 10th Nov & 5pm 11th November 2018



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Tognetti's Beethoven

Richard Tognetti has been  chosen by White Hat as one of our 100 Important Living Australians. To find out why, we suggest you make your way to this concert.

For this performance of Beethoven's Fifth, the ACO will expand its forces, and also showcase another outstanding signature work, Beethoven’s mighty Violin Concerto. 

It has been some 25 years since Richard Tognetti gave his first performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the ACO back in 1993, and he last performed it with the Orchestra 11 years ago.

7.30pm, Thu 8 November 2018 - Newcastle City Hall
8pm, Sat 10 November 2018 - Canberra, Llewellyn Hall
2.30pm, Sun 11 November 2018 - Melbourne, Arts Centre – Hamer Hall
7.30pm, Mon 12 November 2018 - Melbourne, Arts Centre – Hamer Hall
7.30pm, Tue 13 November 2018 - Adelaide Town Hall
7.30pm, Wed 14 November 2018 - Perth Concert Hall
7pm, Sat 17 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall
2pm,Sun 18 November 2018 - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
7pm, Mon 19 November 2018 - Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
8pm, Tue 20 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall
7pm, Wed 21 November 2018 - Sydney, City Recital Hall



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Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Musica Viva present the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio with Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

In a break with conventional piano trio ensembles, these busy soloists often include works for accompanied violin and cello in their recitals. White Hat suggests that aficionados of the piano trio repertoire will not be left out and will feel well rewarded by their rendition of the Brahms Piano Trio no 2.

Melbourne Recital Centre, 7pm, 3rd November 2018
Brisbane - Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, 7pm, 7th November 2018
Sydney - City Recital Hall, 2pm, 10th November 2018
Newcastle Conservatorium, 7.30pm, 17th November 2018



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Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Musica Viva present the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio with Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) and Alexei Grynyuk (piano).

In a break with conventional piano trio ensembles, these busy soloists often include works for accompanied violin and cello in their recitals. White Hat suggests that aficionados of the piano trio repertoire will not be left out and will feel well rewarded by their rendition of the Ravel Piano Trio.

Perth Concert Hall, 7.30pm, 5th November 2018
Sydney - City Recital Hall, 7pm, 12th November 2018
Canberra - Llewellyn Hall, 7pm, 15th November 2018
Adelaide Town Hall, 7.30pm, 19th November 2018
Melbourne Recital Centre, 7pm, 20th November 2018



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Sonatas for Strings

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti (director and violin) perform:

This program unites a collection of pieces that forego an explanatory narrative in return for a rich vein of timeless beauty.

William Walton’s Sonata for Strings is a seemingly effortless interweaving of parts, while fellow Brit, Sir Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings holds a special place in the heart of the ACO and it remains a favourite for musicians and audiences alike. 

Peter Sculthorpe’s first Sonata for Strings, Ravel’s Two Hebrew Melodies and Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and The Interrupted Serenade complete this offering of music for string orchestra



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Beethoven & Prokofiev

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra with Lorenza Borrani (director & violin) perform:

Over the years, White Hat has found that the Australian Chamber Orchestra has consistently brought us some of the most thoughtfully constructed and thought-provoking concerts on the Australian scene. This concert is no exception.

Beethoven's late string quartets strain to break the limitations of their limited forces and gain a useful new perspective when occasionally heard in arrangement for string orchestra. Similarly Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No.1 provides different insights when the piano is replaced by string orchestra. As an interlude between these powerful works, Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths offers a radiant interlude evoking life’s journey.

Fiery and charismatic Italian violinist Lorenza Borrani, who delighted audiences on her last tour here in 2016, returns to lead this program of emotionally rich music.

Newcastle City Hall Thursday 7 March 7:30pm
Canberra – Llewellyn Hall Saturday 9 March 8pm
Brisbane – QPAC Concert Hall Monday 11 March 7pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Tuesday 12 March 8pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Wednesday 13 March 7pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Friday 15 March 1:30pm
Sydney – City Recital Hall Saturday 16 March 7pm
Melbourne – Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday 17 March 2:30pm
Melbourne – Arts Centre Melbourne Monday 18 March 7:30pm
Adelaide Town Hall Tuesday 19 March 7:30pm



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Selected violin sheet music:

Sheet Music Plus Violin

Cover tiny file look inside Sonata for Piano and Violin A major Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by Monica Steegmann. For Piano, Violin. Violin. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. Set of performance parts. Introductory text, performance notes, bowings and fingerings. 54 pages. G. Henle #HN293. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480293).
Cover tiny file look inside FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). For violin. Instrumental Solo Part, Piano Reduction, and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3189).
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera (Violin)  Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Violin solo book for violin solo. With standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Itzhak Perlman: Three Pieces From "Schindler's List"  (Violin and Piano) Performed by Itzhak Perlman, composed by John Williams. Set of performance parts (Includes separate pull-out violin part) for violin solo and piano accompaniment. From the motion picture "Schindler's List". With solo part and piano accompaniment. 20 pages. Published by MCA.
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    Howard Shore: The Lord of the Rings - Instrumental Solos (Violin/Piano)  Composed by Howard Shore, edited by Bill Gallifor, Jeannette DeLisa. Instrumental solo/piano book and accompaniment CD for violin solo and piano accompaniment. Level 2-3. With solo part and piano accompaniment. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
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    The Beatles: Lennon & McCartney - 60 Greatest Hits - Violin  Performed by The Beatles. Violin solo songbook (no accompaniment) for solo violin. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Samuel Marder. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out violin part) for violin and piano accompaniment. With solo part, piano reduction and introductory text. 7 pages. Published by C.F. Peters.
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    Volume 1 - How To Play Jazz & Improvise  By Jamey Aebersold. For singers, vocalists, drums, bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano, keyboard, organ, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, harmonica. Play-Along series with accompaniment CD. The culmination of Jamey's 35 years as the world's leading jazz exponents. Play-Along Categories: Improvisation. Level: beginner, intermediate. Book with CD. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
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    Famous Fiddlin' Tunes  Arranged by Craig Duncan. Fiddle songbook and performance CD for fiddle. With standard notation and chord names. Series: Qwik Guide Series. 61 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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    Contemporary Gospel Favorites - Flute or Violin (and other C instruments)  Arranged by Douglas Schoen. Instrumental solo book for flute solo and violin solo. Piano Accompaniment available separately (850236). With standard notation. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell  Composed by Jay Ungar. Violin solo book for violin solo and piano accompaniment. Intermediate. With standard notation, bowings, piano accompaniment and instructional text. 8 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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    Christmas Favorites (Violin)  Violin solo songbook for violin solo. With standard notation. 55 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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