"Elegant, incisive and technically brilliant" The Seattle Times

back to What's on

Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker

23 May - 10 Jun 2020

2020 International Concert Season

A meeting of true musical minds, Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker make a stellar duo, radiating what’s been described as ‘joyful rapport’: they love playing together, and so we love to hear them. Spectacular virtuosi, they have outstanding careers as soloists, based in North America. But there’s more – alongside the technical wizardry, each is a busy teacher, mentor to emerging artists, and artistic director of festivals and competitions; and they’ve enlarged the repertoire with numerous commissions. Chamber music is vitally important to them, not least in this recital partnership of more than a decade. 

For their long-awaited first recital tour of Australia, they premiere a sonata by Paul Stanhope, featured in both programs. In Program One this sits alongside two charming American miniatures and Lutosławski’s epic Partita; these works are bookended with particular favourites of the performers, from Dvorˇák and Brahms. Program 2 offers contrasting moods. Beethoven’s delightful sixth Violin Sonata was dedicated to Tsar Alexander I, making a neat if subtle pairing with Prokofiev’s powerful op 80. A Grand Duo from Liszt, that most charismatic composer, promises a flamboyant finale.

Cho-Liang Lin Violin
Jon Kimura Parker Piano


Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Weekend, Perth, Sydney Weekend

DVOŘ​ÁK Sonatina in G major, op 100
LUTOSŁAWSKI Partita for Violin and Piano
BERNSTEIN Canon for Aaron
FOSS Composer’s Holiday
STANHOPE New Work for Violin and Piano World Premiere*
BRAHMS Violin Sonata no 3 in D minor, op 108


Canberra, Melbourne Weekday, Newcastle, Sydney Weekday

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata no 6 in A major, op 30 no 1
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata no 1 in F minor, op 80
BRAHMS Scherzo from the 
F-A-E Sonata
STANHOPE New Work for Violin and Piano World Premiere*
LISZT Grand duo concertant, S128

Program Timings

Program 1 - 99 min
Program 2 - 107 min

*Commissioned for Musica Viva by Vicki Olsson

Join us at every concert for exclusive experiences including pre-concert talks to enhance your concert experience, as well as the chance to meet your favourite artists.


Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program.

Melbourne 23 May – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Sydney 25 May – 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Newcastle 28 May – 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)
Sydney 30 May – 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Perth 02 June – 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Canberra 04 Jun – 6.15pm, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Brisbane 06 Jun – 6.30pm, Boardroom
Melbourne 09 Jun – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Adelaide 10 Jun – 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room


Immediately following the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, which the group will be happy to sign.

Sydney 25 May - Post concert, Foyer
Canberra 04 Jun - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 09 Jun - Post concert, Foyer
Adelaide 10 Jun - Post concert, Foyer


Immediately following the performance, join the group for an entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist session. Come with any questions you may have! 

Melbourne 23 May - Post concert, Foyer
Newcastle 28 May - Post concert, onstage
Sydney 30 May - Post concert, Function Room Level 1
Perth 02 June - Post concert. Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Brisbane 06 Jun - Post concert, Foyer

Finale - La Jolla Music Society's Summer Fest 2011

Theme from "The Simpsons"

Buy tickets Subscribe

Event Dates

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

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

Avoid booking fees and book through Musica Viva Box Office, either online or by phone on 1800 688 482 (M-F, 9am-5pm AEDT).

Please note that booking made through venues or ticketing agencies may incur extra charges.