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International Classics | Ilya Gringolts & Aura Go

19 September 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

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This concert is live streamed from Melbourne Recital Centre on Australian Digital Concert Hall

To attend this concert in person, please visit the Melbourne Recital Centre website here

Watch as the violin virtuoso and piano prodigy join forces.

Feted for his effortless renditions of the otherwise impossible – from Paganini and Locatelli to Brett Dean – Ilya’s performances and recordings have established him as one of the quintessential violin virtuosi of our time. He has performed as soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, including a recent collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Pianist Aura Go joins Ilya for the first time since collaborating at the 2016 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland. Their shared passion for contemporary music unites them here in the Australian premiere of modern master Wolfgang Rihm’s Phantom und Eskapade, dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Rihm’s invocation of the fantastical alludes to the Schumann sonata and its preoccupations with imagination and myth. The Mozart sonata will unveil the crystalline sounds of Ilya’s Stradivarius violin.

Praise for Ilya Gringolts

‘It’s difficult to imagine a more complete violinist than Ilya Gringolts.’ – Limelight

‘One can hardly play the violin more expressively and uncompromisingly than Gringolts.’ – Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)

Thanks to our program partner The Langham Melbourne.


Ilya Gringolts – Violin

Aura Go – Piano


Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 35 in A, K. 526

Rihm – Phantom und Eskapade

R Schumann – Sonata for Violin No. 2, Op. 121


19 September 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
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