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Due to continued uncertainty posed by COVID-19 restrictions in New South Wales, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's performances of Poet of the Violin have been cancelled.

Expressive Swiss-Iranian Baroque violinist Leila Schayegh performs on an instrument made in Cremona in 1675 by legendary luthier and founder of Casa Guarneri, Andrea Guarneri.

In a simple twist of fate, the exceptionally promising then seven-year-old violin student saw the course of her musical life forever changed when she was offered the chance to become the custodian of an extremely rare instrument. Four centuries older than Leila herself, Santa Teresia has undergone several detailed restorations in Paris and has now been returned to its original Baroque configuration.

Leila’s performances are pure poetry and ring with the freedom of a master musician unrestrained by technical limitations. This dynamic musician’s arrival on Australian shores for the first time will be an unmissable season highlight for every music lover.

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Visitor Safety Information

Before you arrive at City Recital Hall, familiarise yourself with our new venue protocols here.

Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:

  • View our updated Terms & Conditions 
  • Visit for the latest advice and information about COVID-19
  • Contact the Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 for any health enquiries

Details correct at the time of publication.

  • Zelenka
    Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti, ZWV 187
    Sinfonia for strings in G major, RV 147
    Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.10 No.6
    Concerto grosso in B-flat major Op.3 No.2, HWV 313
    Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
    Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R

  • Leila Schayegh (Basel)
    Guest Director, Baroque violin

    Australia Brandenburg Orchestra