Simone Young and Kolja Blacher


Simone Young, Kolja Blacher, and the MSO also perform this concert in Geelong on Friday 6 July at Costa Hall.


Simone Young conductor
Kolja Blacher violin


Britten Violin Concerto
Bruckner Symphony No.6

About the performance

After her recent triumph with Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, Simone Young, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, brings her extraordinary insights to the composer’s glorious Sixth.

The ever popular Kolja Blacher returns to Melbourne with his 1730 Stradivari to perform Benjamin Britten’s early Violin Concerto, a piece demanding great virtuosity and expressiveness.

‘Kolja Blacher: Old fashioned style met with a lush, energetic, approach.’ The Age.

Pre-concert talk

Join MSO Education Manager, Lucy Rash, for a pre-concert conversation inside Hamer Hall.
Thursday, 5 July – 6.15pm
Saturday, 7 July – 12.45pm

Want to see more of Kolja Blacher?

The violin virtuoso will also play/direct a performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on 28 June, at 7.30pm.

Running time

2 hours, including a 20-minute interval

Kolja Blacher, who will join Simone Young on stage at Hamer Hall and in Geelong

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