- The Greenaway Studio welcomes two exceptional musical tour de forces - violinist Monica Curro (MELB) and pianist Stefan Cassomenos (MELB) in a special duo setting.
They are presenting Romantic and Neo-Romantic musical gems including:
- Brahms: Scherzo in C minor
- Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op 12 No 1
- Sally Greenaway: Summer Beckons (2014)
- Richard Grantham: Für Éloïse (2016-17)
- Robert Davidson: This Single Moment (2012)
- Elena Kats Chernin: Slicked Back Tango (1995/2002)
- Elgar: Salut D’Amour, Op 12
- Elgar: Chanson de Matin & Chanson de Nuit, Op 15
Monica Curro and Stefan Cassomenos are joint Artistic Directors of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2019 and members of PLEXUS (dedicated to commissioning and presenting music by living Australian composers).
MONICA CURRO has long been a leading figure in Australia's music scene. She has held the Assistant Principle 2nd Violin chair with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for 19 years, and was a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 5 years before that.
In 2009 Monica was honoured to be invited as the only Australian to play in the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev for concerts in Poland and Sweden. She has since joined them for concerts in London and Salzburg, in Abu Dhabi, New York, Chicago and London.
Other orchestral appointments include Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, and Australian World Orchestra, who last year performed with Sir Simon Rattle in Sydney and Melbourne, and with Zubin Mehta on tour in India.
Monica is a member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Youth Orchestra, and regularly tutors for their orchestral and chamber music programs. She has taught violin at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, and has coached chamber music and taught violin and viola at the Australian National Academy of Music and its Young Academy.
Since studying with virtuoso violinist and new music champion Walter Verdehr, Monica has since dedicated much of her career to showcasing and nurturing Australia's new music scene. She has premiered hundreds of new works so far.
STEFAN CASSOMENOS is one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile pianists. Based in Melbourne, he has been performing internationally since the age of 10, and is now established as one of Australia’s leading pianists. He is the winner of several piano competitions, including being the grand finalist and recipient of both the Second Grand Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition Bonn.
He has performed extensively worldwide, including featuring at Tonhalle Zurich, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Beethoven Festival Bonn, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Bunkamura Orchard Hall Tokyo, and Junge Stars der Klassik Kirchheimbolanden, and has performed with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras (to name but a few).
Cassomenos is a busy composer whose works have been performed by Victorian Opera and the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras among many other ensembles.
Limited seating for up to 50 guests in a lovely private home music studio featuring performance space and comfortable seating.
Parking on-site for 5 cars with overflow parking on-street in dedicated parking lane on Namatjira Drive.
- The performance will begin at 2.00pm (one long set of music) followed by refreshments (you are welcomet to BYO wine) and a chance to mingle with the artist.
- Hosts Peter and Sally wish to help support the finest jazz and classical musicians who visit or reside in Canberra and share their wonderful music with Canberra audiences.
- Concert: 2.00pm Sunday 28 July 2019
Tickets: $42 (General admission)
164 Namatjira Drive, Chapman
Sally Greenaway - firstname.lastname@example.org