“Touchingly beautiful singing sound... dazzling... multilayered” – Rondo Magazine
Aura Go Piano
Aura Go, Musica Viva FutureMaker 2018-19 artist, enjoys a multifaceted musical life, performing as a soloist, chamber musician, lied pianist and conductor. Aura’s imaginative and compelling performances reflect her diverse musical interests, her dedication to new and underrepresented repertoire alongside familiar works, and her passion for creating meaningful shared experiences with audiences through music. Aura has been soloist in concertos ranging from Bach to Schnittke, and appeared at international music festivals including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Rauma Festivo and the PianoEspoo Festival.
She has collaborated with many composers and presented world premieres in the USA, Australia and Finland, and was awarded Best Instrumental Performance at the 2016 Australian Art Music Awards for her work as conductor/pianist in Kate Neal’s large-scale multidisciplinary work Semaphore. She has recorded for ABC Classic FM and the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation, for whom she recorded a collection of Finnish repertoire in 2016-17. As a member of the Melbourne-based KIAZMA Piano Duo with Tomoe Kawabata, Aura has released her first CD Five Rocks in a Japanese Garden, which features first recordings of works for two pianos and piano duet by five prolific Japanese composers.
A spellbinding voyage of fantasy and colour at the piano
The captivating artistry of pianist Aura Go draws listeners deep into a world of fantasy and colour.
Opening with J.S. Bach’s vibrant Toccata in D major and culminating in Debussy’s sensual and ecstatic L’isle joyeuse, the program features three rarely performed Finnish gems. Kyllikki is one of Sibelius’ crowning achievements for the piano, beautifully evoking the atmosphere and drama of its folkloric origins. The Four Colour Poems of Raitio is a neglected masterpiece: an exquisite collection of tone poems for the piano that demand acute deftness and sensitivity of the performer. At the heart of the program is Schumann’s magnificent Humoreske, a work brimming with love for Clara that expresses, with sublime poetry and poignancy, all the joy and pain of being human.
JS BACH Toccata in D major, BWV912
SCHUMANN Humoreske, op 20
SIBELIUS Kyllikki, Three Lyric Pieces, op 41
MELARTIN Regen, from Der Traurige Garden, op 52
RAITIO Four Colour Poems, op 22
DEBUSSY L’isle joyeuse
Performance length: 120 minutes (including interval)
Grand Piano and stool
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