F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
His performance of Rachmaninoff's 1st concerto was done with such simplicity and depth of tone that highlighted Rachmaninoff's prodigious melodic gift....The deafening applause that erupted as the last bravura chord was struck was testament indeed to the huge pianistic career Chong will most certainly enjoy. ' - The Herald Sun
'The soloist, Kristian Chong, was nothing short of brilliant, giving a heartfelt performance of extraordinary beauty and sensitivity with finely controlled expression, tempi and touch.'
'This was playing with finesse and strength in the best proportions' - The Adelaide Advertiser
Kristian Chong is a pianist of impressive talent and sensitivity... The Age
...a true chamber musician at work...' - The Age
N E W S
January 2019 - From the MSO Blog page: Some thoughts on Rachmaninoff - for my concert of Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Paganini on Friday March 8 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra . You can also catch it on ABC Classic Wed 13 March at 1pm.
January 2018 - Flautist Meg Sterling (principal flute Hong Kong Philharmonic) and Kristian have recorded a CD of works including Sonatas for Flute and Piano by Carl Vine, Poulenc and Gaubert, and works by Miriam Hyde with Grammy nominated producer Phillip Rowlands.
N E X T C O N C E R T S and E V E N T S
MOZART - Divertimento in B flat K137
MOZART - Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466 with string
quartet (Sophie Rowell, Matthew Tomkins, Christopher Moore,
MOZART - String Quintet in G minor K516
(Sophie Rowell, Matthew Tomkins, Chris Moore, Fiona Sargeant, Rachel Tobin)
Athenaeum Theatre - unlimited online tickets
KRISTIAN CHONG and FRIENDS
Sophie Rowell- violin, Josephine Vains- cello Philip Arkinstall- clarinet
HAYDN – Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25
MOZART – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K285
SCHUMANN – Piano Quartet Op.47 in E flat major
MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL
AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Prelude Festival to 2021
Lloyd Van't Hoff (clarinet )
BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano & Violin Op.24 in F major (Spring) arr. for clarinet
BRAHMS Intermezzo Op.117 No.1 arr. for Clarinet and Piano
BRAHMS - Sonata for Clarinet & Piano Op.120 No.1 in F minor
Performances were to include collaborations with Sheku Kanneh Mason (cello), Peter Coleman Wright (baritone) soparno Carolyn Sampson, clarinettist Lloyd Van't Hoff, Diana Doherty (oboe), Mark Gaydon (bassoon) and Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn).