Prepare to indulge your senses with an evening of exquisite classical music from acclaimed violinist Peter Tanfield and prize winning pianist Shan Deng.
The world-class classical duo have partnered to present a sumptuous evening of fine music in the intimate surrounds of the Cube Theatre . The recital includes an impressive repertoire from some of the world’s greatest composers, including French impressionist composer Claude Debussy and Belgian violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye.
Sit back and enjoy the melodious and lyrical style of renowned Norwegian composer Edvard Greig, as well as Maurice Ravel’s evocative ‘playing water’ piano solo Jeux d’eau and virtuoso classic Tzigane followed by the romantic and sultry sounds of revolutionary tango musician and composer Astor Piazzolla. And finishing with in a grand finale with the Australian premier of On Jasmine from Malaysian born, New Zealand raised composer Maria Grenfell who’s work takes influences from non-Western music and literature.
Claude Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano (ca 14’)
Edvard Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor Op. 35 (ca 24’)
Maria Grenfell “On Jasmine” for violin and piano (Australian Premiere) (ca 4’)
Maurice Ravel Jeux d’eau for Piano Solo (ca 6’)
Eugene Ysaye Sonata for Violin Solo “Ballade” Op. 27/3 (ca 8’)
Astor Piazzolla Three Tangos for Violin and Piano (ca 11’)
Maurice Ravel Tzigane – Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Piano (ca 10’)
Post Show Q&A
Musical Stay on after the recital for a Q & A with the artists.
As a soloist and chamber musician Peter Tanfield was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards 2008 in recognition of his generosity in sharing his inspirational gift for communicating the joy of music making. He has played throughout Europe, China, Japan, India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, USA, USSR and appeared in many major orchestras including the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Shan Deng is a well-known Australian-Chinese pianist currently working in Hobart, Tasmania. Concert demands have taken Shan all around the world performing in Australia, Asia, the USA, South Africa and Europe. She has toured overseas as a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and has appeared with many of the Australian Symphony Orchestras.