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Tickets

Adult

$43-$101

Concession

$38-$96

Dates

Thursday 10 June 2021

7:30pm at Melbourne Town Hall

Featuring

Fabian Russell conductor
Konstantin Shamray piano

Program

Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat Dumbarton Oaks
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1
Elena Kats-Chernin Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 Classical

About the performance

Pianist Konstantin Shamray and conductor Fabian Russell bring Russian mastery to the Melbourne Town Hall with the towering talents of Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

  • A prestigious piano talent
    Russian-born, Australian-based pianist Konstantin Shamray studied in Moscow before receiving both first prize and the audience choice award at the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008. He has performed to great acclaim across Europe and Australia, eventually taking up a position of Piano Lecturer at the University of Adelaide in 2019.
  • An astounding technical showcase
    Premiering in 1933 with the composer himself at the piano, Shostakovich’s first piano concerto is intentionally technically astounding – so he could showcase his own significant talents in performance! Also included in this program is Prokofiev’s compact masterpiece, his Classical Symphony, reminiscent of Haydn. The concert is completed with Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat, penned for the 30th wedding anniversary of a prominent American couple whose house was named Dumbarton Oaks, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s brisk and playful Dance of the Paper Umbrellas.
  • A master of musical diversity
    A near three-decade career of great musical diversity has seen Fabian Russell hold positions with leading orchestras and ensembles across the nation, including Principal Tuba with the MSO. In conducting Victorian Opera’s Nixon in China, Limelight editor Clive Paget described Russell as handling, “the not inconsiderable challenges with aplomb”.

Duration: approx. 60 minutes with no interval.
Program and artists subject to change.

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Konstantin Shamray at Robert Blackwood Hall

Konstantin Shamray, Fabian Russell and the MSO take this performance on the road, performing at Monash University's Robert Blackwood Hall on Friday 11 June.

Konstantin Shamray plays Shostakovich

Attendance is capped at 75% or as permitted by government advice at the time of the performance. Please be aware the venue could be seated in the standard layout so you may be seated next to other patrons.

Please note: Face masks are required at all times you are in the venue for ages 12 and above.

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