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2024 CONCERTS and EVENTS

other concerts to be added shortly

BRIGID COLERIDGE (violin)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)


Alma MAHLER -  Laue Sommernacht arr. for violin and piano by Merz Trio

BACH - Sonata for Violin and Cembalo in A BWV 1015

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op.96 in G
 

This stunning program for violin and piano features one of Beethoven’s most elusive, stunning and original Sonatas; one of his most serene, and yet witty and extraordinarily conversational. To lead us there is an arrangement of one of Alma Mahler’s most heartfelt, timeless and rich works ‘Laue Sommernacht’; this can only be under described as ‘beautiful’! And opening this concert is one of Bach’s exciting Sonatas for violin and Cembalo.
 

Wine available for purchase at the event.

MOOROODUC ESTATE WINERY, MORNINGTON PENINSULA, AUSTRALIA

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1 MARCH 2024

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY - HK MUSIC ALIVE

JAMES CUDDEFORD (violin)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

 

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano & Violin Op. 12 no.2 in A

James CUDDEFORD - Fisherman’s Song (world premiere) 

DEBUSSY – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G
 

Miriam HYDE arr. Noreen STOKES - Rhapsody for Left Hand (for Kristian Chong)

RACHMANINOFF - Prelude op.32 no. 10 in B minor 

RACHMANINOFF - Prelude op.23 no. 4 in D major 

BRAHMS -  Sonata for Violin & Piano Op.108 in D minor
 

SHAW AUDITORIUM, HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, HONG KONG

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12 JUNE 2024

KRISTIAN CHONG and FRIENDS - Concert 1

SULKI YU (violin)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

 

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op.30/3 in G

STRAUSS - Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.18
 

This stunning Sonata program for violin and piano features two virtuosic works; the first is Beethoven's sprightly and lively Sonata Op.30 no.3. This is paired with Richard Strauss's epic Sonata written in 1888 and widely considered one of the most passionate and rich works for violin and piano. 1888 was the year  Strauss first met the soprano Pauline de Ahna, whom he would later marry, and it is not hard to hear suggestions of romantic ardor in the lush lyricism of the work. Joining Kristian is the concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria, Sulki Yu, an accomplished, sparkling and brilliant performer who has recently moved in Melbourne from London.

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, AUSTRALIA

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SULKI YU (violin)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

 

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op.30/3 in G

STRAUSS - Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.18
 

This stunning Sonata program for violin and piano features two virtuosic works; the first is Beethoven's sprightly and lively Sonata Op.30 no.3. This is paired with Richard Strauss's epic Sonata written in 1888 and widely considered one of the most passionate and rich works for violin and piano. 1888 was the year  Strauss first met the soprano Pauline de Ahna, whom he would later marry, and it is not hard to hear suggestions of romantic ardor in the lush lyricism of the work. Joining Kristian is the concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria, Sulki Yu, an accomplished, sparkling and brilliant performer who has recently moved in Melbourne from London.

THE MEMO - HEALESVILLE, AUSTRALIA

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21 JUNE 2024

ELDER HALL LUNCH HOUR SERIES

SOPHIE ROWELL (violin)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

SCHUBERT - Sonatina for Violin & Piano in G minor D384 

Paul STANHOPE - Agnus Dei (After the Fire) 

RAVEL - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 (Blues)
 

ELDER HALL, ELDER CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

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23 July 2024

HANSON DYER SERIES - UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

RICHARD NARROWAY (cello)
KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

 

BEETHOVEN - Sonata for Piano and Cello Op.5 No. 2 in G minor
Nadia BOULANGER - Three Pieces for Cello and Piano

BRITTEN - Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.65
 

Accomplished Australian cellist Richard Narroway teams up with Kristian in works by Beethoven, Boulanger and Benjamin Britten. The Beethoven is one of the most virtuosic and dramatic Sonatas that exists, and is paired alongside French composer Nadia Boulanger, who was teacher, conductor, early music pioneer and trusted adviser to the likes of Stravinsky and Poulenc amongst many others. And Benjamin Britten is a fitting conclusion as an exciting, energetic and wonderful work not heard enough.

 

HANSON DYER HALL, MELBOURNE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, AUSTRALIA

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5 SEPTEMBER 2024

KRISTIAN CHONG and FRIENDS - Concert II

DALE BARLTOP (violin)
PHILIP ARKINSTALL (clarinet)
JOSEPHINE VAINS (cello)

KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)
 

MESSIAEN - Quartet for the End of Time
 

An all star cast of Dale Barltop (former Melbourne Symphony Concertmaster and 1st violin, Australian String Quartet), Philip Arkinstall (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and wonderful cellist Joesphine Vains with Kristian go through one of the most extraordinary works written in the twentieth century, Messian's Quartet for the End of Time. Composed in a prisoner of War camp in World War II, the musical journey of this encapsulates every gamut of human emotion, from elation, love, death and despair, along with everything else inbetween.

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, AUSTRALIA

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8 OCTOBER 2024

HANSON DYER SERIES - UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

BRENT MILLER (percussion)
DONALD NICHOLSON (piano)

KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

CRUMB - Makrokosmos III

STRAVINSKY - Rite of Spring

HANSON DYER HALL, MELBOURNE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, AUSTRALIA

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9 NOVEMBER 2024

KRISTIAN CHONG and FRIENDS - Concert II

BRIGID COLERIDGE (violin)
NICOLAS FLEURY (french horn)

KRISTIAN CHONG (piano)

 

LIGETI - Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano
BRAHMS -  Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano Op.40
 

Accomplished Australian cellist Richard Narroway teams up with Kristian in works by Beethoven, Boulanger and Benjamin Britten. The Beethoven is one of the most virtuosic and dramatic Sonatas that exists, and is paired alongside French composer Nadia Boulanger, who was teacher, conductor, early music pioneer and trusted adviser to the likes of Stravinsky and Poulenc amongst many others. And Benjamin Britten is a fitting conclusion as an exciting, energetic and wonderful work not heard enough.

 

HANSON DYER HALL, MELBOURNE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, AUSTRALIA

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