ROHAN MURRAY completed the first performance PhD in music at the Victorian College of the Arts. He is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society, and was a grand finalist and prize-winner at the 2000 Australian Piano Award. Rohan has performed as soloist with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne University Choral Society, Monash Sinfonia and the New Monash Orchestra and has been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes. At the end of his Masters studies in 2002, he received an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship to undertake a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has performed in the Rigg Estate Recital Series, the National Trust's Twilight Concert Series at Rippon Lea, Labassa and Como as well as being frequent performer in the Melbourne International Festival over recent years. Rohan has also performed in Europe and Asia. He is a partner in the Team of Pianists and his performances have been the subject of broadcasts on ABC Classic FM as well as on the Team of Pianists' 'Schimmel Artists' Series' and ‘New Norcia’ CDs.
An unforgettable afternoon featuring Melbourne Cappella Chamber Choir, under the direction of Nicholas Cowall, accompanied by pianist Rohan Murray. A blend of vocal prowess and piano artistry, within a repertoire spanning the soulful depths of Orthodox chant to the dramatic peaks of Italian opera and Russian and Hungarian romanticism.
Works include Pavel Chesnokov’s ethereal "Let my prayer Arise" Op. 24 No. 8, Franz Liszt's "Missa quattuor vocum ad aequales" S. 8, a selection of arias and choruses by Giacomo Puccini and Tchaikovsky's famous "1812 Overture", ingeniously arranged for piano by the composer himself. Afternoon tea refreshments will be available also, served by Friends of the Team of Pianists.
Sunday March 17, 2024 at 3.00pm
Presbyterian Church St Kilda
2 Alma Road (corner of Alma Road & Barkly Street)
St Kilda, VIC, 3182
Join Vivien Hamilton - mezzo-soprano, Josephine Vains - cello and Robert Chamberlain - piano for a Hollywood-inspired recital in the elegant yet intimate Ballroom at Como House and Garden. Enjoy fabulous works by André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Erich Korngold, George Gershwin and Australian composer Luke Severn, as you glimpse the lifestyle of the Armytage family - former occupants of this stunning National Trust mansion in South Yarra.
Seating is very limited, so choose from two performances, one at 2pm, the second at 4.30pm, with interval refreshments served on the Eastern Verandah by the Friends of the Team of Pianists! Read more here...
Sunday April 21, 2024 at 2.00pm or at 4.30pm
The Ballroom (inside the main house)
Como House and Garden
Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave
South Yarra, VIC, 3141
A unique double recital in the National Trust’s lavish 19th century mansion Labassa. Experience the opulent architectural features and impressive interiors of Labassa as you enjoy the music of Beethoven (and others!) in two contrasting 40 - 45 minute recitals in one afternoon!
Soprano Judith Dodsworth, horn player Roman Ponomariov, and pianist Robert Chamberlain perform Beethoven’s Horn Sonata in F Op. 17, Beethoven’s song-cycle An die ferne Geliebte ("To the distant beloved") Op. 98, which is rarely heard with female voice, as well as trios by Schubert and Flanders & Swann (arr.) in the Music Room. While violinist Yi Wang and pianist Darryl Coote perform Beethoven’s mighty Sonata in A major, Op 47 (Kreuzer) in the Reception Room.
Each recital will be performed twice; after interval the audience will swap rooms to hear their second recital. Both rooms are at opposite corners of the ground floor, separated by doors and the entrance hall, so each audience will not be disturbed by sound from the other recital!
With strictly limited seating, our previous Rigg Bequest double-recital at Labassa sold out early, so book soon for Ludwig Live at Labassa! Read more here...
Sunday May 26, 2024 at 3.00pm
2 Manor Grove
Caulfield North, VIC, 3161
(Please note: Parking in Manor Grove is prohibited)
For many years, MAX COOKE has been a leading figure in music performance and education, and he has taught some very talented students some of whom are Professors of Music in Germany, Scotland and in Australia. His own performances have brought him together with famous musicians and conductors.Read More...
ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN is a versatile and accomplished pianist, with interests ranging from period performance to contemporary music and with specialisations including chamber and ensemble music. He studied for Bachelors and Masters degrees in Australia under Max Cooke, in Vienna as a winner of the Apex/Robert Stolz Scholarship, and also at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.Read More...
Australian-Irish pianist DARRYL COOTE is a partner of the Team of Pianists, Artists-in-Residence at Glenfern for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). His professional life encompasses activity as solo pianist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, teacher, adjudicator and administrator.Read More...