Maiden Voyage: Works for Violin and Piano @ Church of St John the Evangelist, 12pm T
Recent winners of the prestigious MRC 2017 Great Romantics competition, violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller, an emerging artist with the ACO Collective and pianist Adam McMillan present a program showcasing Bach alongside works from Australian composers Christopher Healey and Richard Strauss.
Kiazma Piano Duo @ Church of St John the Evangelist, 3pm
Experience the richness and beauty of four-hand piano playing in a captivating recital featuring the impressive talents and infectious musical chemistry of Tomoe Kawabata and Aura Go. Repertoire includes Schubert’s masterpiece Fantasie in F minor D, 940, and sparkling sonatas by Mozart and Poulenc and Akira Miyoshi’s elegant suite, Cahier sonore.
Baroque Opera Gala @ St John the Evangelist, 7pm
A feast of French baroque music performed under the stars features internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and Melbourne’s vibrant baroque orchestra, Genesis Baroque, directed by guest French conductor and harpsichordist, Martin Gester.
Sunday 7 January
Lucinda Moon @ Church of St John the Evangelist, 11am
One of the world’s leading baroque performers, Australian violinist Lucinda Moon (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver and Elysium Ensemble), makes her festival debut performing an all-Bach program. Repertoire includes Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor and Partita No. 2 in D Minor.
Stefan Cassomenos @ Church of St John the Evangelist, 2pm
Pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos, one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, returns to the Festival to perform a solo piano repertoire spanning several centuries and genres. Repertoire includes works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, alongside recent works from Australian composers.
Bach Sonatas @ Church of St John the Evangelist, 4pm
Festival Director Julia Fredersdorff and French harpsichordist Aline Zylberajch, two of the world’s leading historically-informed artists, perform an intimate recital showcasing Bach’s sonatas for violin and keyboard,.
Gypsy Magic Lawn of St John the Evangelist, 7pm
Fronted by the captivating Australian-born, Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak, Lolo Lovina perform an intoxicating brew of eastern European folk, French chanson and tango infused with Unza, swing and Balkan gypsy.