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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


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

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