Columns
Residents' Association Image

Residents' Association

A visionary proposal for Southbank
Read more >>

Business in Southbank Image

Business in Southbank

Cutting edge living
Read more >>

St Johns Southgate Image

St Johns Southgate

Religion: It ain’t sexy. Or is it?
Read more >>

Owners Corporation Law Image

Owners Corporation Law

OCs will be forced to fix dodgy cladding
Read more >>

Montague Community Alliance Image

Montague Community Alliance

Cautious welcome of new governance
Read more >>

Metro Tunnel

Transforming Metro Tunnel construction sites
Read more >>

Federal Politics Image

Federal Politics

Supporting the peaceful struggle of the Tibetans
Read more >>

We Live Here Image

We Live Here

Government ignores Airbnb stabbing death
Read more >>

Southbanker Image

Southbanker

Boating on Cloud 9
Read more >>

Housing Image

Housing

We are leaving an intergenerational time bomb for our children
Read more >>

History Image

History

“Mansions” in Southbank
Read more >>

Southbank Sustainability Group Image

Southbank Sustainability Group

Zero waste: personal and community
Read more >>

Health and Wellbeing Image

Health and Wellbeing

How to break the cycle of fear
Read more >>

Skypad Living Image

Skypad Living

Luv thy NABERS (for apartments)
Read more >>

Pets Corner Image

Pets Corner

Calling out for a companion
Read more >>

Southbank Fashion Image

Southbank Fashion

Spring racing in Southbank
Read more >>

Street Smarts Image

Street Smarts

Power Street – Southbank
Read more >>

Letters Image

Letters

Name it Domain!
Read more >>

Kristian Chong and Friends

09 Jul 2015

Kristian Chong and Friends Image

By Sarah Price

World renowned pianist Kristian Chong is performing once again for the second concert of ‘Kristian Chong and Friends’ at the Melbourne Recital Centre.  

The concert is part of the 2015 Local Heroes project and is specifically a tribute to ANZAC Lieutenant Robert Grieve VC.  

The program is a collaboration of some of Australia’s finest musicians, including internationally acclaimed cellist Li-Wei Qin and violinist Adam Chalabi.  

The musicians will be presenting the rarely heard La Foila for solo cello by Giovanni Sollima, Beethoven’s inspired sonata for piano and cello Opus 69 and Brahms’ Piano Trio Opus 8.

Australian-born and raised Chong, who has performed on a global scale in countries such as UK, USA, Taiwan and Africa, says La Foila is played “with a personal take” but “also respecting the composer”.  Mr Chong also says that he is happy to be playing the piece in Melbourne.

“The Melbourne Recital Centre is a new building that was put up around seven or eight years ago and has one of the best acoustics in the world,” he said.

Mr Chong, who currently teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Melbourne, said he was inspired by “communicating a story” to the audience and performing the well-written pieces to the best of his ability.

“Music is like a movie or a film, or a story your grandmother tells you.  It’s got to have a logical start, a drama,” he said.  

For more, visit melbournerecital.com.au

Stay in touch with Southbank. Subscribe to FREE monthly e-Newspaper.

You must be registered with Southbank Local News to be able to post comments.
To register, please click here.