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The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most beloved Romantic violin concertos.

★★★★ ½ “A hugely impressive display of apparently effortless technical mastery delivered with nonchalant playfulness.”

Sydney Morning Herald on Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini (2018) 

The Bruch violin concerto is one of the most popular Romantic concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. After electrifying audiences with his Paganini in 2018, Ilya Gringolts returns to bring you Bruch, arranged for strings and timpani, and confirm his
reputation as one of the most thrilling violinists on the planet.

Ilya’s virtuosity is equally at home in Frank Martin’s pivotal and spiritually uplifting 20th-century masterwork Polyptyque for violin and double string orchestra. This six-part meditation on episodes from Christ’s life was written for Yehudi Menuhin. Ilya makes it his own. Hot off the press is a work by young Sydney-based composer Harry Sdraulig, while the Concerto for String Orchestra from Poland’s Grażyna Bacewicz puts the ACO’s brilliance in the spotlight with life-affirming vigour, optimism and shimmering beauty.

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Details correct at the time of publication.

  • Max Bruch
    (arr. Bernard Rofe) Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
    Felix Mendelssohn
    String Symphony No.13 in C minor “Symphoniesatz”
    Harry Sdraulig
    Slanted* (World Premiere)
    Frank Martin
    Grażyna Bacewicz
    Concerto for String Orchestra

    *Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

  • Ilya Gringolts
    Director & Violin
    Australian Chamber Orchestra