On Saturday 20th April 2019, Dr. Danaë Killian gave a short piano recital which included fine performances of Mozart and Liszt and she championed the music of four composers of her city.
From a star afar, a 2-minute miniature by Eve Duncan charms with its simplicity and elegance of form whilst Evan Lawson’s far more dramatic Sikinnis III allows the listener to journey into the harmonic world of strong and decaying chords. I have reviewed The Necessity of Mary by Susan Frykberg before and like Helen Gifford’s Piano Sonata (1960) it received a caring and introspective performances by Killian. The Gifford sonata is a serious work with hints of jazz rhythms.
Danaë Killian is one of Melbourne’s piano treasures performing across a range of repertoire from solo to chamber music and from Bach to music of now. She brings musical insight and virtuosity to all she performs.