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Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker

23 May - 10 Jun 2020

Important Concert Update

It is with great regret that Musica Viva announces the cancellation of Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker​.

‘Our primary concern is always for the wellbeing of our patrons, artists and staff,’ says Musica Viva CEO Hywel Sims. ‘We’re following government advice closely and have made the difficult decision to cancel this tour.’

You will have an opportunity to receive a refund for your tickets, exchange them for a later performance or donate their value to Musica Viva. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to a concert again soon. 

Musica Viva Patron Services - [email protected]

Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker

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 Dvořák 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 Machine Codes (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 Machine Codes (World Premiere)*
LISZT Grand duo concertant, S128

Program Timings

Program 1 - 99 min
Program 2 - 107 min

*Commissioned for Musica Viva by Vicki Olsson

Finale - La Jolla Music Society's Summer Fest 2011

Theme from "The Simpsons"

Event Dates

  • Melbourne 23 May 2020 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 25 May 2020 7:00 PM
  • Newcastle 28 May 2020 7:30 PM
  • Sydney 30 May 2020 2:00 PM
  • Perth 02 Jun 2020 7:30 PM
  • Canberra 04 Jun 2020 7:00 PM
  • Brisbane 06 Jun 2020 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne 09 Jun 2020 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 10 Jun 2020 7:30 PM
  • Hobart 12 Jun 2020 8:00 PM


Please contact Musica Viva Patron Services to arrange one of the following:

  • Receive a full refund
  • Exchange your tickets to another concert later this year
  • Receive a credit to use for a future concert (valid for 2 years)

You may also consider donating the value of your ticket to Musica Viva and receive a tax receipt. 

Musica Viva is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductable.


Please bear with us during this exceptionally busy time, we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Musica Viva Patron Services
[email protected]