Zoë Black violin
Joe Chindamo piano
Zoe Black and Joe Chindamo are the new kids on the classical block. Routinely described as edgy and a welcome new & unique voice, their concert performances and three CD releases have met with highest acclaim from critics and peers. They have appeared at Piers Lane's AFCM, Port Fairy Festival, ABC FM Sunday Live, Canberra Street Theatre, Melba Hall, Sandgate Festival By the Sea, Peninsula Summer and Winter Festivals and have their own series at Melbourne Recital Centre.
Their CD release, Dido’s Lament was nominated for an ARIA for best classical release of 2014.
In September 2015, Black and Chindamo released their third CD, The New Goldberg Variations world-wide through ALFI records and launched it at Carnegie Hall. The duo received glowing reviews by US critics for their formidable artistry - Chindamo was also lauded for his prowess as a composer for his new violin counterpart to Bach’s celebrated work. The CD was played by 120 classical radio stations throughout America.
The duo’s reviews of concerts and CDs have emphasised their daring commitment to new music: they have just recorded a 4th CD for world wide release later this year, which features completely original music by Chindamo.
The New Goldberg Variations (Bach/Chindamo)
A duo performance - violin and piano of The New Goldberg Variations.
JS Bach’s original Goldberg Variations with a newly composed violin counterpart by Joe Chindamo
Essentially it is new work by Chindamo superimposed on Bach’s original work.
“Joe’s piece is much more than a masterly tribute to a classic, though that alone is a remarkable feat. It's a world in itself, rich and complete. It brings out the best in Joe, Zoe and Johann Sebastian. I feel privileged and enlivened, listening in on this three-way conversation across the centuries.”
Genevieve Lacey, Recorder Virtuoso
Tuned Grand piano and music stand required.
March 1 -20 2017. April 5 - 28 2017 , May 1- 25, June 3 - 25 2017 , Aug 12 - 30 2017, Sept 10 - 30 2017
At the beginning of the concert Joe Chindamo elaborates on the intent and purpose along with compositional process of said work.
The artists can also provide demonstration/lectures whereby a detailed discussion of compositional and performance processes were discussed and demonstrated. (more information available upon request).