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Classical Sundays @ Newtown #2 - Liisa & Tipi

Inner West Cultural Services presents Liisa Pallandi & Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve

Liisa Pallandi (violin) and Timo-Veikko Valve (cello), both members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, perform an intimate recital of music for violin and cello. 

Program to include Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922) by Maurice Ravel, Passacaglia for Violin and Viola (arr. for cello) by Johan Halvorsen (1893) and selections from Suites for Unaccompanied Violoncello by JS Bach.*

This is the second of a new four part concert series proudly presented by the Inner West Cultural Services. For details of the series please visit

*Program is subject to change


Dickson Street Space
35 Dickson Street, Newtown, NSW 2042



Liisa graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium in 2010 with First Class Honours where she studied with Dr Goetz Richter. She also studied at the Australian National Academy of Music with Adam Chalabi and was the recipient of the Richard Pollett Memorial Award, which included the loan of a Pressenda violin. In 2012 she was an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra under Helena Rathbone’s mentorship. She continued to tour regularly with both the ACO and ACO2 before joining the ACO as a permanent member in 2015.

She has performed with the Sydney, Melbourne, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Britten-Pears Orchestra in Aldeburgh and the Australian World Orchestra in their debut concerts. In 2014, Liisa was Guest Principal Violin with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Liisa has performed as a chamber musician in the Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Arts Festivals, as well as the Thy Chamber Music festival in Denmark. She was a founding member of the Sydney Camerata with whom she won the Musica Viva Chamber Music Award.

Liisa won the Kendall National Violin Competition in 2010, along with the Bach Prize and Audience Choice awards. Part of her prize was a viola made by Graham Caldersmith, which she has since played with the ACO and ACO2. She has performed as a soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa. In 2013 she undertook a Winter Music Residency at the Banff Centre where she was mentored by Henk Guittart. Receiving the Richard Pollet Memorial Scholarship from the AYO allowed her to pursue further study with Henk in The Netherlands in 2013/14. 


Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve is one of the most versatile musicians of his generation performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader on both modern and period instruments. Valve studied at the Sibelius Academy in his home town of Helsinki and at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, focusing in solo performance and chamber music on both institutions.

He has performed as a soloist with all major orchestras in Finland and as a chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. He works closely with a number of Finnish composers and has commissioned new works for the instrument. Most recently Valve has premiered concertos by Aulis Sallinen and Olli Virtaperko as well as two new cello concertos written for him by Eero Hämeenniemi and Olli Koskelin. ACO’s 2015 season included the world premiere of an arrangement of Olli Mustonen’s Sonata for cello and chamber orchestra, commissioned by Valve and the ACO.

In 2006, Valve was appointed Principal Cello of the Australian Chamber Orchestra with whom he frequently appears as soloist. He also curates the ACO’s chamber music series in Sydney. Tipi is a founding member of Jousia Ensemble and Jousia Quartet.
Valve plays a Hieronymus and Antonio Amati cello kindly on loan from the ACO Instrument Fund.

Contact Details

For further information please click the link below and direct enquiries to Mr Mathisha Panagoda.