South Waikato Music Society

Duo Chamber Melange

Duo Chamber Melange

Saturday 7 April 2018 2.30pm

The Plaza, Kensington St, Putaruru

Adults $25
Members $20
Students Free
Door Sales Only


Tomaso Antonio Vitali      ‘Chaconne’ for violin and piano
Alla Pavlova                      ‘Mona Lisa’ for violin and piano (world premiere)
Giuseppe Martucci            Sonata for violin and piano, Op.22  
Kenji Fujimura                   Prelude, Choral and Fugue (world premiere)
Ottorino Respighi              Sonata in B minor for violin and piano 


Duo Chamber Melange, established in 1999, is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians, Ivana Tomášková (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano).

Each of them produced numerous recordings for national and international broadcasters and performed in many prominent venues across three continents. A number of composers have written music for them as soloists and chamber musicians.

Duo Chamber Melange’s versatile repertoire embraces classical and contemporary music as well as a world premieres of renowned Australian, European and American composers. Duo has recorded for ABC Classic FM, 3MBS   and on a number of international broadcasters, released CDs on Move and Schimmel International Artists Collection labels. Their recent international engagements include broadcasts on Czech, French and Romanian National Radio, concert tours and masterclasses in Singapore and Hong Kong. 2018 engagements include masterclasses and concert tour in NZ, concerts at MRC Country and Local heroes programs as well as at Monash Chamber Music Festival.

Their masterful performances are engaging and moving, a true art of music- making. The critiques emphasize their performances as “well-established exemplary, driving collaboration, confident in its negotiation partnership… tight ensemble work with a rhythmic clarity and impressive assurance…”


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