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Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun & Amir Farid

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17 Jun - 30 Jun 2021

Important Concert Information for Perth, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne:

Perth: We are very sorry to have to inform you that, because of the extended lockdown in Victoria (where our artists are based), Musica Viva has had to cancel the Perth concert scheduled for 13 June with Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun and Amir Farid. We appreciate your understanding in these unpredictable times and share your disappointment we are not able to perform on this occasion. We always attempt to act in the best interests of our artists, staff and audiences.

As it is not possible to bring you the live version of this concert, we would be delighted if you are able to join us for the livestream concert. This is now scheduled for Saturday 26 June at 7pm.

We are closely monitoring the situation in Melbourne surrounding the current COVID-19 outbreak, and will be in touch with patrons if any further changes to this tour are made. If you have any queries, please contact Musica Viva Box Office – [email protected]

For updates on Victorian and interstate public exposure sites, please visit here.

Brisbane: We are sorry to announce Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun and Amir Farid will be unable to attend their scheduled performance. The show will go on, however, with the artists having been replaced by Natsuko Yoshimoto, Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah for the same date and time. Book tickets here. Ticketholders, your tickets are still valid for this concert. For more information or any assistance, please contact Musica Viva Box Office – [email protected]

Canberra: The Canberra performance has been rescheduled to 30 June, 7PM at Llewellyn Hall, ANU. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Ticketholders for the original date, your tickets are still valid for the rescheduled concert. For more information or any assistance, please contact Musica Viva Box Office – [email protected]

Melbourne: While we are thrilled at the great news in Victoria that restrictions have eased, unfortunately, the impacts of continued restrictions to audience capacity in Melbourne has meant that we're no longer able to present Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun, and Amir Farid on Tuesday 15 June.

Although we're certain you share our frustrations that our plans have had to change, we are making every effort to bring you our concert on Saturday 26 June, 7pm at Melbourne Recital Centre, and we hope you can join us. Ticket holders can easily transfer their tickets to this concert, subject to available capacity.

To transfer your tickets to the Saturday 26 June concert, or to credit, donate, or receive a refund, please contact our Musica Viva Box Office – [email protected]


In a matter of weeks in 1865 Johannes Brahms composed a horn trio in memory of his mother, bringing together a combination of instruments that seemed to occupy a new, magical land. No doubt inspired by its poised beauty, in 1910 the composer Ernst Naumann made an imaginative arrangement of Mozart’s Horn Quintet for this same line-up.

Placing both these demanding works on the same program asks a lot of a horn player, which is where Nicolas Fleury comes in. Resident in Australia since 2019, Nicolas has a brilliant pedigree, which includes studies in his native France, postgrad tuition in London, and a decade as a soloist and Principal with orchestras throughout the world.

Matching such beautiful playing is the welcome responsibility of Amir Farid and Emily Sun, two radiant musicians whose commitment to contemporary music is here expressed in the premiere of a Sonata by Gordon Kerry, generously commissioned by Julian Burnside in celebration of Gordon’s improbable 60th birthday. 

Download the concert guide here.

NICOLAS FLEURY HORN
EMILY SUN VIOLIN
AMIR FARID PIANO


ONLINE CONCERT

On 26 June at 7pm AEST, enjoy the live streamed concert at Melbourne Recital Centre from the comfort of your home. Tickets available now.

MOZART Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn (arr. Naumann), K407 (1782)
KERRY Sonata for Violin and Piano (2020)*
BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat, Op. 40 (1865)

*Commissioned for Musica Viva by Julian Burnside AO QC. World premiere performances.

Nicolas Fleury appears courtesy of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Gordon Kerry

From his rural home – surrounded by the Australian countryside, and with a dog at his feet – Gordon Kerry creates extraordinary and sophisticated music that touches the heart and mind. Gordon’s Sonata for violin and piano was written for Emily Sun and Amir Farid for their national tour (with Nicolas Fleury) in June 2021.

Gordon Kerry is a composer and writer based in north-eastern Victoria. New and recent works include a Sinfonia concertante for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, chamber works for the Omega, Halcyon, Plexus, Marais Project, and Elysian Fields ensembles, several new choral pieces, and his fourth opera, The Snow Queen, for Victoria Opera. He was Musica Viva’s Featured Composer in 2012 and is the author of New Classical Music: Composing Australia.

To our Ensemble Patron Eleanore Goodridge OAM for her support of this tour.

And thanks to our Concert Champions:

  • The Salon Society (Canberra)
  • Rosemary and John MacLeod (Melbourne)
  • Mrs Morrell (Perth)
  • Patricia Crummer, and Charles Graham, in acknowledgment of his piano teacher, Sana Chia (Sydney)
  • In Memory of Lesley Lynn (Adelaide)
  • Andrea and Malcolm Hall-Brown (Brisbane)

PRE-CONCERT INSIGHTS

Listen to the pre-concert talk with composer Gordon Kerry online.

Listen Paul Kildea and French Horn player Nicolas Fleury talk about the tour on the Chamber of Musical Curiosities Podcast.

View the concert guide below or print at home here.


THE RULE OF THREE

Meet horn player Nicolas Fleury, violinist Emily Sun, and pianist Amir Farid – three outstanding soloists who’ll perform chamber music together for the first time, exclusively for Musica Viva in 2021. Watch as each of them reminisce on their extraordinary individual careers, reflect on the unique challenges of their respective instruments, and share childhood memories of their discovery of music.


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Event Dates

ONLINE CONCERT

Live Stream 26 June 2021 7:00PM AEST

Enjoy a live streamed concert from the comfort of your own home.

TICKET INFORMATION

Subscribe to as few as 3 concerts for great savings and the best seats. 

Single tickets including full price, concession and under 40's tickets are now available.

Family tickets are available for a group of four, with a maximum of 2 adults.

Student rush tickets are available for full time students for only $15. Find out more here.

Please contact our Box Office team at [email protected] or on 1800 688 482 if you require assistance.

This concert will be live streamed. Stay tuned for dates and more information.

Listen to the tour playlist