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From Beethoven to Gershwin, a spellbinding evening of illuminating solos and duets intertwined,  performed on two grand pianos by Australia’s leading proponents for the piano – Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Gerard Willems AM.

One of Australia’s most renowned and ARIA award-winning pianists, Tamara-Anna Cislowska has performed and recorded world-wide to critical acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Earning international prizes such as the Rovere d’Oro, and touring internationally as cultural ambassador for Australia, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’.

Gerard Willems AM is an Australian living legend of the piano whose performance and teaching career spans Australia, Asia and Europe. Boasting multiple ARIA awards for his recordings of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, five piano concertos with Sinfonia Australis, and the ‘Diabelli Variations’, Gerard is recognised as a pre-eminent specialist of the first Viennese school. In 2012, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the arts.

Singularly outstanding and together a tour de force, their virtuosic command of the piano delivers a fierce exposé of harmony, romance, elegance and a shared passion for music that transcends the senses.

As part of this musical feast a very special in conversation interview with Tamara and Gerard, will be presented by admired ABC Classic FM and Radio National Arts host Damien Beaumont.


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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture from The Magic Flute K.620 (Busoni)
    Adagio – allegro
    Ludwig van Beethoven VII
    Symphony No.7 in A Op.92
    Poco sostenuto
    Allegro con brio
    Edvard Grieg
    Solitary Traveller Op.43 No.2
    Morning Mood Op.46 No.1
    Butterfly Op.43 No.1
    Franz Liszt
    Abschied 1885 (to Siloti)
    Concert Paraphrase on Verdi 'Rigoletto'
    George Gershwin
    Rhapsody in Blue