Schedule

MCO Korngold Sextet

CANCELLED - Korngold & Spohr

November 4, 2021, 8:00 AM

Athenaeum Theatre Studio, Melbourne

Ending our chamber music year with fireworks and fizz! Korngold’s utterly virtuosic string sextet is a pièce de resistance of the repertoire, fusing the indulgent textures and melodies of Viennese Romanticism with his unique musical signatures. Louis Spohr’s sextet helps us romp to the finish line.

KORNGOLD Sextet
SPOHR Sextet Op 140

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Natalia Harvey - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Matthew Laing - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello
JiEun Lee - Cello

TICKETS

This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

MCO Korngold Sextet

CANCELLED - Korngold & Spohr

November 5, 2021, 9:00 AM

Mount Beauty Community Centre, Mount Beauty

Ending our chamber music year with fireworks and fizz! Korngold’s utterly virtuosic string sextet is a pièce de resistance of the repertoire, fusing the indulgent textures and melodies of Viennese Romanticism with his unique musical signatures. Louis Spohr’s sextet helps us romp to the finish line.

KORNGOLD Sextet
SPOHR Sextet Op 140

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Natalia Harvey - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Matthew Laing - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello
JiEun Lee - Cello

TICKETS

Corpus Medicorum

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN TCHAIKOVSKY'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

November 21, 2021, 6:00 AM

Melbourne Recital Centre

TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto in D major Op.35
Soloist - Markiyan Melnychenko

TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony no.4 in F minor Op.36
Conducted by Keith Crellin OAM

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - DIXIT DOMINUS

November 24, 2021, 8:30 AM

The Capitol, Bendigo

A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 HWV323
POULENC Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi (arr. lower strings)
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la notte di Natale
LAING Pantomime (2020)
HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232

William Hennessy - Director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Michael Fulcher - Director
Polyphonic Voices

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - DIXIT DOMINUS

November 25, 2021, 8:30 AM

Melbourne Recital Centre

A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 HWV323
POULENC Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi (arr. lower strings)
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la notte di Natale
LAING Pantomime (2020)
HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232

William Hennessy - Director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Michael Fulcher - Director
Polyphonic Voices

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - DIXIT DOMINUS

November 26, 2021, 8:00 AM

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon

A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 HWV323
POULENC Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi (arr. lower strings)
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la notte di Natale
LAING Pantomime (2020)
HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232

William Hennessy - Director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Michael Fulcher - Director
Polyphonic Voices

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - DIXIT DOMINUS

November 28, 2021, 3:30 AM

Melbourne Recital Centre

A feast for lovers of Handel and an uplifting end to our musical year.

When MCO Artistic Director William Hennessy and Polyphonic Voices Director Michael Fulcher came together to plan the next instalment in their collaboration, Handel’s exhilarating Dixit Dominus was right at the top of the list. With its vigorous orchestral writing and ornate, virtuosic vocal score, this thrilling Baroque landmark is rarely performed professionally in Australia. It’s a spectacle not to be missed.

Adorning the centrepiece, a concerto by Handel, Corelli’s Christmas concerto, the premiere season of Melbourne composer Matthew Laing’s Pantomime and a delicious Poulenc transcription.

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 5 HWV323
POULENC Four Prayers of St Francis of Assisi (arr. lower strings)
CORELLI Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 8 Fatto per la notte di Natale
LAING Pantomime (2020)
HANDEL Dixit Dominus HWV232

William Hennessy - Director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Michael Fulcher - Director
Polyphonic Voices

TICKETS

Past

Sanguine Estate

CANCELLED - Sanguine Estate Music Festival

October 23, 2021

Heathcote, Victoria

In 2011, close friends Howard Penny and Chris Howlett joined forces and imagined a festival combining three of their passions: chamber music, fine food and wine. The enthusiasm of the Hunter family of Sanguine Estate meant the Festival found a perfect home in 2011, and the Heathcote and Greater Bendigo regions welcomed the idea warmly from the start.

The successful combination of top international and Australian artists, exciting programming, a beautiful setting, award-winning wines, with excellent food highlighting local produce and talent, attracts an enthusiastic and loyal audience who value the relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

In the shortest time SEMF Heathcote has established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in Australia, and now sells out well in advance.

Sanguine Estate

CANCELLED - Sanguine Estate Music Festival

October 22, 2021

Heathcote, Victoria

In 2011, close friends Howard Penny and Chris Howlett joined forces and imagined a festival combining three of their passions: chamber music, fine food and wine. The enthusiasm of the Hunter family of Sanguine Estate meant the Festival found a perfect home in 2011, and the Heathcote and Greater Bendigo regions welcomed the idea warmly from the start.

The successful combination of top international and Australian artists, exciting programming, a beautiful setting, award-winning wines, with excellent food highlighting local produce and talent, attracts an enthusiastic and loyal audience who value the relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

In the shortest time SEMF Heathcote has established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in Australia, and now sells out well in advance.

Sanguine Estate

CANCELLED - Sanguine Estate Music Festival

October 21, 2021

Heathcote, Victoria

In 2011, close friends Howard Penny and Chris Howlett joined forces and imagined a festival combining three of their passions: chamber music, fine food and wine. The enthusiasm of the Hunter family of Sanguine Estate meant the Festival found a perfect home in 2011, and the Heathcote and Greater Bendigo regions welcomed the idea warmly from the start.

The successful combination of top international and Australian artists, exciting programming, a beautiful setting, award-winning wines, with excellent food highlighting local produce and talent, attracts an enthusiastic and loyal audience who value the relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

In the shortest time SEMF Heathcote has established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in Australia, and now sells out well in advance.

Sanguine Estate

CANCELLED - Sanguine Estate Music Festival

October 20, 2021

Heathcote, Victoria

In 2011, close friends Howard Penny and Chris Howlett joined forces and imagined a festival combining three of their passions: chamber music, fine food and wine. The enthusiasm of the Hunter family of Sanguine Estate meant the Festival found a perfect home in 2011, and the Heathcote and Greater Bendigo regions welcomed the idea warmly from the start.

The successful combination of top international and Australian artists, exciting programming, a beautiful setting, award-winning wines, with excellent food highlighting local produce and talent, attracts an enthusiastic and loyal audience who value the relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

In the shortest time SEMF Heathcote has established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in Australia, and now sells out well in advance.

Prokofiev

CANCELLED - RECITAL WITH STEWART KELLY AT TEMPO RUBATO

October 16, 2021

Tempo Rubato, Brunswick

Igor Stravinsky - Russian Dance from Petrushka
Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80
Interval
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo in C major K. 373
Edvard Grieg - Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Stewart Kelly - Piano

https://www.temporubato.com.au/

Mitchelton Winery

CANCELLED - Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

September 22, 2021

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie

We are very pleased to announce the Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music, which will take place at the superb Mitchelton winery near Nagambie in country Victoria, about 90 minutes’ drive north of Melbourne, in September 2021.

Our very own festival of music, crafted exclusively for Renaissance Tours patrons, will be hosted and directed by leading performer and seasoned festival director Stewart Kelly.

We will enjoy five concerts over three glorious days and nights in scenic springtime surroundings on the Goulburn River.

Each performance will be introduced by Stewart, and the program will feature acclaimed Australian musicians performing a selection of some of the most celebrated instrumental and vocal works of the chamber music repertoire.

An array of gourmet meals and the winery’s fine wines will be served between concerts in unique spaces across the wine estate. We will stay in the winery’s exclusive luxury boutique accommodation located on the property.

Mitchelton Winery

Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

September 21, 2021

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie

We are very pleased to announce the Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music, which will take place at the superb Mitchelton winery near Nagambie in country Victoria, about 90 minutes’ drive north of Melbourne, in September 2021.

Our very own festival of music, crafted exclusively for Renaissance Tours patrons, will be hosted and directed by leading performer and seasoned festival director Stewart Kelly.

We will enjoy five concerts over three glorious days and nights in scenic springtime surroundings on the Goulburn River.

Each performance will be introduced by Stewart, and the program will feature acclaimed Australian musicians performing a selection of some of the most celebrated instrumental and vocal works of the chamber music repertoire.

An array of gourmet meals and the winery’s fine wines will be served between concerts in unique spaces across the wine estate. We will stay in the winery’s exclusive luxury boutique accommodation located on the property.

Mitchelton Winery

Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

September 20, 2021

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie

We are very pleased to announce the Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music, which will take place at the superb Mitchelton winery near Nagambie in country Victoria, about 90 minutes’ drive north of Melbourne, in September 2021.

Our very own festival of music, crafted exclusively for Renaissance Tours patrons, will be hosted and directed by leading performer and seasoned festival director Stewart Kelly.

We will enjoy five concerts over three glorious days and nights in scenic springtime surroundings on the Goulburn River.

Each performance will be introduced by Stewart, and the program will feature acclaimed Australian musicians performing a selection of some of the most celebrated instrumental and vocal works of the chamber music repertoire.

An array of gourmet meals and the winery’s fine wines will be served between concerts in unique spaces across the wine estate. We will stay in the winery’s exclusive luxury boutique accommodation located on the property.

Mitchelton Winery

Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

September 19, 2021

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie

We are very pleased to announce the Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music, which will take place at the superb Mitchelton winery near Nagambie in country Victoria, about 90 minutes’ drive north of Melbourne, in September 2021.

Our very own festival of music, crafted exclusively for Renaissance Tours patrons, will be hosted and directed by leading performer and seasoned festival director Stewart Kelly.

We will enjoy five concerts over three glorious days and nights in scenic springtime surroundings on the Goulburn River.

Each performance will be introduced by Stewart, and the program will feature acclaimed Australian musicians performing a selection of some of the most celebrated instrumental and vocal works of the chamber music repertoire.

An array of gourmet meals and the winery’s fine wines will be served between concerts in unique spaces across the wine estate. We will stay in the winery’s exclusive luxury boutique accommodation located on the property.

MCO Korngold Sextet

CANCELLED - A Feast of Music 2021

September 11, 2021

Daylesford Town Hall, Daylesford

Ending our chamber music year with fireworks and fizz! Korngold’s utterly virtuosic string sextet is a pièce de resistance of the repertoire, fusing the indulgent textures and melodies of Viennese Romanticism with his unique musical signatures. Louis Spohr’s sextet helps us romp to the finish line.

KORNGOLD Sextet
SPOHR Sextet Op 140

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Natalia Harvey - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Matthew Laing - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello
JiEun Lee - Cello

TICKETS

MCO Beethoven Bliss

CANCELLED - Beethoven & Bliss

August 12, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre Studio, Melbourne

Beethoven’s singularly sunny early D-major string quartet reads as four essays on different facets of happiness — from religious ardour to excited joy. We then give the spotlight to the many colours and possibilities of the oboe, with Stephanie Dixon performing the solo in British composer Arthur Bliss’ Quintet.

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in D major Op 18 No 3 BLISS Oboe Quintet

Stephanie Dixon - Oboe
William Hennessy AM - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello

TICKETS

This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

August 1, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 31, 2021

Clocktower Centre, Mooney Ponds

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 30, 2021

Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 29, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 28, 2021

Bunjil Place, Narre Warren

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 23, 2021

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 4

CANCELLED - SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

July 22, 2021

Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale

Vivaldi would be totally astonished by the fame of his Four Seasons today.

As a priest working in an orphanage, most of his music was only heard by a small circle of people in Venice, and almost all of it was forgotten, lost or disregarded for nearly two centuries after his death.

The Four Seasons is not just well-known: it’s one of the most exciting, colourful and innovative works from the Baroque era. Each concerto is accompanied by a sonnet, and the hallmarks of each Italian season, from birdsong in Spring to pesky flies in Summer, are imagined in amazingly vivid musical form.

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

William Hennessy - Violin and Director
Katherine Lukey - Violin
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Jennen Ngiau-Keng - Violin

TICKETS

Art of Quartet MCO

THE ART OF THE QUARTET

July 10, 2021

Mallacoota, Victoria

“Like listening to a conversation between four sensible people” was how Goethe described the string quartet. Join us to discover three very different conversations: by its father Haydn, its extraordinary champion Beethoven, and former Master of the Queen’s Music, Malcolm Williamson.

HAYDN String Quartet in B minor Op 33 No 1 WILLIAMSON String Quartet No 3 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor Op 95

William Hennessy AM - Violin Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello

Art of Quartet MCO

THE ART OF THE QUARTET

July 9, 2021

Bermagui, New South Wales

“Like listening to a conversation between four sensible people” was how Goethe described the string quartet. Join us to discover three very different conversations: by its father Haydn, its extraordinary champion Beethoven, and former Master of the Queen’s Music, Malcolm Williamson.

HAYDN String Quartet in B minor Op 33 No 1 WILLIAMSON String Quartet No 3 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor Op 95

William Hennessy AM - Violin Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello

Art of Quartet MCO

THE ART OF THE QUARTET

July 8, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre Studio, Melbourne

“Like listening to a conversation between four sensible people” was how Goethe described the string quartet. Join us to discover three very different conversations: by its father Haydn, its extraordinary champion Beethoven, and former Master of the Queen’s Music, Malcolm Williamson.

HAYDN String Quartet in B minor Op 33 No 1 WILLIAMSON String Quartet No 3 BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F minor Op 95

William Hennessy AM - Violin Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello

TICKETS

This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

Brahms

SOLOIST IN BRAHMS' DOUBLE CONCERTO

July 4, 2021

Daylesford Town Hall

Markiyan Melnychenko and Noella Yan will thrill you with the exciting Brahms Double Concerto. This was the composer's last work for orchestra and it was written for cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator, and Brahms' estranged friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim was one of the greatest violinists of all time and the piece was a gesture of reconciliation by Brahms towards his friend.

When planning our 2020 season, we intended to pay homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. We could not do that last year but Beethoven was born in December 1770 so this is still the 250th year since his birth. What better way of celebrating Beethoven than playing one of his famous symphonies. For this concert it is the 8th. The concert will start with Beethoven’s wonderful Egmont Overture.

Beethoven – Egmont: Overture

Brahms – Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Op. 93

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Noella Yan - Cello
Rick Prakhoff - Conductor
Zelman Symphony Orchestra

TICKETS

Brahms

SOLOIST IN BRAHMS' DOUBLE CONCERTO

July 3, 2021

Hawthorn Arts Centre

Markiyan Melnychenko and Noella Yan will thrill you with the exciting Brahms Double Concerto. This was the composer's last work for orchestra and it was written for cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator, and Brahms' estranged friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim was one of the greatest violinists of all time and the piece was a gesture of reconciliation by Brahms towards his friend.

When planning our 2020 season, we intended to pay homage to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven. We could not do that last year but Beethoven was born in December 1770 so this is still the 250th year since his birth. What better way of celebrating Beethoven than playing one of his famous symphonies. For this concert it is the 8th. The concert will start with Beethoven’s wonderful Egmont Overture.

Beethoven – Egmont: Overture

Brahms – Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102

Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Op. 93

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Noella Yan - Cello
Rick Prakhoff - Conductor
Zelman Symphony Orchestra

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - RE: CLASSICAL

June 20, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No 52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

RAVEL Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr string orchestra Nicholas Buc)
MOZART Violin Concerto No 4
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor The Grandfather

William Hennessy - Director
Sophie Rowell - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - RE: CLASSICAL

June 19, 2021

Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No 52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

RAVEL Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr string orchestra Nicholas Buc)
MOZART Violin Concerto No 4
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor The Grandfather

William Hennessy - Director
Sophie Rowell - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - RE: CLASSICAL

June 18, 2021

Macauley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Geelong

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No 52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

RAVEL Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr string orchestra Nicholas Buc)
MOZART Violin Concerto No 4
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor The Grandfather

William Hennessy - Director
Sophie Rowell - Violin

TICKETS

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - RE: CLASSICAL

June 17, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No 52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

RAVEL Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr string orchestra Nicholas Buc)
MOZART Violin Concerto No 4
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor The Grandfather

William Hennessy - Director
Sophie Rowell - Violin

TICKETS

This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

MCO 1

CANCELLED - MELBOURNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - RE: CLASSICAL

June 12, 2021

Alexander Theatre, Monash University

While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No 52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

RAVEL Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr string orchestra Nicholas Buc)
MOZART Violin Concerto No 4
HAYDN Symphony No 52 in C minor The Grandfather

William Hennessy - Director
Sophie Rowell - Violin

TICKETS

Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko

CANCELLED - RECITAL AT MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

June 2, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon

The legendary Orient Express train has served source of inspiration and fascination ever since it first began operating in 1883. Come aboard and join us on this musical journey as we trace the original route from Istanbul to Paris via Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna and Munich. Enjoy a sampling of the local culture at every stop, starting with Ottoman Janissary bands, stopping by some village weddings for a dance or two, and finally arriving at an elegant, turn of the century Parisian salon.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo from Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A major, K. 219
Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56
Johannes Brahms (Arr. Joseph Joachim) - Hungarian Dances Nos. 7 and 2
Fritz Kreisler - Liebesfreud and Liebeslied
Robert Schumann - Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Camille Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

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Lark Ascending

LARK ASCENDING

May 27, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

A must-see for Vaughan Williams lovers. Take flight with violinist Markiyan Melnychenko in the peerless The Lark Ascending, and be moved by the composer’s stirring early piano quintet, made richer with double bass. With pianist Stefan Cassomenos.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Quintet
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Lark Ascending (violin + piano)

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello
Emma Sullivan - Bass
Stefan Cassomenos - Piano

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This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko

RECITAL AT PHILLIP ISLAND

May 22, 2021

St. Phillip's Church Hall, Cowes

The legendary Orient Express train has served source of inspiration and fascination ever since it first began operating in 1883. Come aboard and join us on this musical journey as we trace the original route from Istanbul to Paris via Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna and Munich. Enjoy a sampling of the local culture at every stop, starting with Ottoman Janissary bands, stopping by some village weddings for a dance or two, and finally arriving at an elegant, turn of the century Parisian salon.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rondo from Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A major, K. 219
Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56
Johannes Brahms (Arr. Joseph Joachim) - Hungarian Dances Nos. 7 and 2
Fritz Kreisler - Liebesfreud and Liebeslied
Robert Schumann - Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Camille Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Bookings - Call Sue 0410 737 840. Tickets $20 at the door (no EFTPOS available)

Mozart

Chamber Music Dining at Narkoojee

May 16, 2021

Narkoojee Winery, Glengarry North

Make a detour to regional Victoria! Our annual concert with lunch at our wine partners, Narkoojee, has become a popular fixture with both our Melbourne and Gippsland audiences. Join us in Glengarry, around two hours east of Melbourne, for a convivial afternoon including a glass of Sparkling Harriet on arrival; gorgeous Mozart music performed by an MCO septet; and a three-course lunch with included matching Narkoojee wines.

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante (string sextet version)

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin Solo
Rochelle Ughetti - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola Solo
William Clark - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello Solo
JiEun Lee - Cello
Emma Sullivan - Bass

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Mozart

CONCERTANTE!

May 15, 2021

Daylesford Town Hall, Daylesford

The essence of the most harmonious of triple concertos, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, is perfectly distilled in this anonymous arrangement, which circulated in the early 1800s. Performed here with a wonderful sextet version of Berg’s languorous, haunting Piano Sonata Op 1.

BERG arr MULLER Piano Sonata Op 1 arr string sextet
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante (string sextet version)

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin Solo
Rochelle Ughetti - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola Solo
William Clark - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello Solo
JiEun Lee - Cello
Emma Sullivan - Bass

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Mozart

CONCERTANTE!

May 13, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

The essence of the most harmonious of triple concertos, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, is perfectly distilled in this anonymous arrangement, which circulated in the early 1800s. Performed here with a wonderful sextet version of Berg’s languorous, haunting Piano Sonata Op 1.

BERG arr MULLER Piano Sonata Op 1 arr string sextet
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante (string sextet version)

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin Solo
Rochelle Ughetti - Violin
Merewyn Bramble - Viola Solo
William Clark - Viola
Josie Vains - Cello Solo
JiEun Lee - Cello
Emma Sullivan - Bass

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This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

Sibelius

SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO

April 15, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Sibelius’ brooding, dazzling, monumental concerto is a much loved tour de force of the repertoire. Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Principal First Violin, Markiyan Melnychenko, brings his intense virtuosity to this work, with pianist Rhodri Clarke on orchestral duties.

MOZART Adagio in E major K261
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Rhodri Clarke - Piano

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Curpus

CONDUCTOR - CORPUS MEDICORUM

March 28, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

Corpus Medicorum returns to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in 2021.

Corpus Medicorum is busting to get back onto the stage to play its favourite music for its favourite Corpus friends.

Mindful of the current health situation, Corpus Medicorum presents works for a smaller orchestra to open its season including Handel, Mozart and Vaughan Williams. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is a short orchestral interlude in Handel’s epic Solomon opera. Vaughan Williams’s famous Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis is an all-time favourite of string players and Mozart’s immortal 29th Symphony completes our first ‘Symphonic Vaccine’ for a happy and healthy musical year ahead.

Conductor - Markiyan Melnychenko

Haydn 2021

SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

March 14, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with one of the great icons of music for string orchestra and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the loving detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a daring new arrangement for string orchestra by MCO collaborator Keith Crellin.

GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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Haydn 2021

SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

March 13, 2021

Alexander Theatre, Monash University

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with one of the great icons of music for string orchestra and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the loving detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a daring new arrangement for string orchestra by MCO collaborator Keith Crellin.

GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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Haydn 2021

SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

March 11, 2021

Melbourne Recital Centre

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with one of the great icons of music for string orchestra and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the loving detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a daring new arrangement for string orchestra by MCO collaborator Keith Crellin.

GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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This concert is also available to stream from the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall: https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/

3MBS 2021

3MBS HAYDN MARATHON

February 26, 2021

Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra takes part in the 3MBS 2021 Haydn Marathon.

The 3MBS Marathon returns for its ninth year in 2021 with a day celebrating the music of Joseph Haydn.

Known as the ‘Father of the Symphony AND the String Quartet’, the 3MBS 2021 Haydn Marathon is a day not to be missed.

Hear some of Australia’s finest musicians perform Haydn favourites and lesser-known works. You’ll be able to join the audience or watch every concert online.

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - BASSCare

November 25, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - Corpus Christie

November 20, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Haydn 2021

(CANCELLED) SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

November 15, 2020

Melbourne Recital Centre

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with a trio of brilliant Czech composers and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the attention to detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Compatriots Janáček and Suk complete the picture with evocative works full of lush harmonies and folk-inspired inflections.

Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a new arrangement for string orchestra.

JANÁČEK Suite for String Orchestra JW VI/2
GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
SUK Meditation on the Chorale 'Saint Wenceslas' Op 35a
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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Haydn 2021

(CANCELLED) SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

November 13, 2020

Warnambool - Lighthouse Theatre

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with a trio of brilliant Czech composers and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the attention to detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Compatriots Janáček and Suk complete the picture with evocative works full of lush harmonies and folk-inspired inflections.

Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a new arrangement for string orchestra.

JANÁČEK Suite for String Orchestra JW VI/2
GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
SUK Meditation on the Chorale 'Saint Wenceslas' Op 35a
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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Haydn 2021

(CANCELLED) SOLOIST IN GLAZUNOV'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

November 11, 2020

Bendigo - The Capital

MCO brings to life the virtuosity of Romantic string writing with a trio of brilliant Czech composers and a mighty violin concerto.

Dvořák’s Serenade is a beloved showpiece with the attention to detail of the composer’s renowned quartets, and the drama of his symphonies. Compatriots Janáček and Suk complete the picture with evocative works full of lush harmonies and folk-inspired inflections.

Glazunov was a Russian contemporary of Dvořák and his Violin Concerto is a staple of the virtuoso violinist’s repertoire. Ukrainian-Australian virtuoso Markiyan Melnychenko performs the show-stopping solo with MCO in a new arrangement for string orchestra.

JANÁČEK Suite for String Orchestra JW VI/2
GLAZUNOV Violin Concerto in A minor Op 82 (arr string orchestra Keith Crellin)
SUK Meditation on the Chorale 'Saint Wenceslas' Op 35a
DVOŘÁK Serenade for Strings Op 22

William Hennessy - Director
Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin

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Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - Wintringham

November 11, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - MACS

November 10, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - St. Bernadette's Sunshine

October 16, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' Tour - Emmy Monash

October 14, 2020

Zoom

As part of Melbourne Recital Centre's 'Music Always' program, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko present a series of concerts to Aged Care Facilities around Victoria. This time around it is a "virtual tour" and the concerts are presented via digital technology.

Fritz Kreisler - Praeludium and Allegro
W.A.Mozart - Adagio in E major K. 261
Ludwig von Beethoven - Sonata for Piano and Violin Op. 12, No. 1
Isaac Albeniz (arr. Kreisler) - Tango from Espana Op. 165
Pablo de Sarasate - Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko

(CANCELLED) RECITAL AT MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

May 5, 2020

Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon

In celebration of the anniversary of one of history’s greatest composers, Markiyan & Oksana Melnychenko perform the music of Beethoven, showcasing the full range of his storytelling. From the highest levels of sublimity to elegance and charm, finally culminating in the super-charged power of his ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata, this concert invites the listener to be swept away by the far-reaching vision of this unique artist.

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Oksana Melnychenko - Piano

Corpus Medicorum

(CANCELLED) SOLOIST IN TCHAIKOVSKY'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

March 22, 2020

Melbourne Recital Centre

BEETHOVEN - Egmont Overture

R STRAUSS - Death and Transfiguration

TCHAIKOVSKY - Violin Concerto

Markiyan Melnychenko - Violin
Keith Crellin - Director
Corpus Medicorum Orchestra