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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

PROGRAM 1

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

PROGRAM 2

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

Finale - La Jolla Music Society's Summer Fest 2011

Theme from "The Simpsons"

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