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Beilman & Tyson

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3 Oct - 26 Oct 2016

Images: Keith Saunders

International Concert Season 2016


In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two award-winning young stars make their first recital tour of Australia.

The program reflects the equal nature of their roles. Saint-Saëns’ First Violin Sonata requires two virtuosi to bring it off: the two parts are equal in emotional expression and take turns in musical leadership, before joining for an exuberant finale which has been called ‘the most exciting in the repertoire’. Mozart’s late Violin Sonata K526 gives each of the performers a thrillingly virtuoso part, in an unusual (for the time) display of equality. It begins and ends in A major, a key Mozart always chose when his operatic heroines sang of love: perhaps this inspired the particularly beautiful slow movement.

Janácek’s Sonata is a darker beast, written at the onset of the Great War, with what the composer described as ‘the sound of metal clashing’ in his head. But it has a richly Romantic character too, and a wealth of Bohemian folk touches. A notable inclusion on the program is a purpose-built world premiere by Jane Stanley, an Australian composer now resident in Glasgow, whose distinctive musical language marries fiery technique with emotional impact.


MOZART Sonata no 35 in A major, K. 526
JANÁCEK Violin Sonata
STANLEY Cerulean Orbits (World Premiere)*
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata no 1 in D minor, op 75

*Commissioned by Musica Viva’s Hildegard Project

Concert guide

Download a copy of the concert guide here.


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Event Dates

  • Perth 03 Oct 2016 7:30 PM
  • Adelaide 05 Oct 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 10 Oct 2016 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 13 Oct 2016 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 15 Oct 2016 2:00 PM
  • Brisbane 19 Oct 2016 7:00 PM
  • Canberra 20 Oct 2016 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 22 Oct 2016 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 25 Oct 2016 7:00 PM


Click on a venue for more information.

Adelaide: Adelaide Town Hall
Brisbane: Queensland Conservatorium
Canberra: Llewellyn Hall
Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre
Newcastle: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Perth: Perth Concert Hall
Sydney: City Recital Hall

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Patron Services on 1800 688 482* to book your seats.

*Toll free, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5pm AEST


For details on Masterclasses being presented as part of this tour, please click here


Beilman & Tyson live at City Recital Hall