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Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring the violin:

Australian Chamber Orchestra - Tabula Rasa

Cellists and violinist from ACO

After a season disupted by the virus in 2020, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has crafted a program to open their 2021  season that encourages both reflection on the past and looking to the future with joy and creativity

“This tiny coronvirus has showed us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism…No-one knows how we will come out of this but we all know that nothing will remain the same.” - Arvo Pärt

Estonian Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed and influential living composers. Written while Estonia was under Soviet-control, his Tabula Rasa - Latin for a clean slate - seeks spirituality and independence.

As with Tabula Rasa, Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, written during Poland’s long confinement behind the Iron Curtain, expresses the beauty of freedom and the natural world, while Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor is a lament for victims of fascism and war, but also an act of self-reflection. Moving through elegy and brutal force into acceptance and farewell, it reminds us once more that creativity, art and music do prevail.

  • Kilar Orawa
  • Arvo Pärt Tabula Rasa
  • Prokofiev - Sonata for Solo Violin in D major, Op.115
  • Thomas Adés Shanty (World Premiere)
  • Shostakovich (arr.Barshai) - Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a

Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti AO (Director & violin) and Satu Vänskä (Principal Violin).

Sydney - City Recital Hall; 7pm 10th, 1.30pm 12th, 7pm 13th, 2pm 14th, 8pm 9th February 2021
Wollongong - Wollongong Town Hall; 7.30pm 8th February 2021



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Ray Chen performs Tchaikovsky

Ray Chen - violin

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simone Young with Ray Chen (violin).

It’s only fitting that Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is performed by Australian violinist Ray Chen who rose to international fame performing this piece in the Queen Elisabeth Competition just over 10 years ago.

Inspiring just as much passion is Dvořák’s New World Symphony. A striking blend of his typical Bohemian style and African American influences, Dvořák’s symphony remains a universal favourite - even taken along with Neil Armstrong on his journey to the moon.



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Selected violin sheet music:

Sheet Music Plus Violin

Cover tiny file look inside Sonata for Piano and Violin A major Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). Edited by Monica Steegmann. For Piano, Violin. Violin. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. Set of performance parts. Introductory text, performance notes, bowings and fingerings. 54 pages. G. Henle #HN293. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480293).
Cover tiny file look inside FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major Composed by Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890). For violin. Instrumental Solo Part, Piano Reduction, and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3189).
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera (Violin)  Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Violin solo book for violin solo. With standard notation. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Itzhak Perlman: Three Pieces From "Schindler's List"  (Violin and Piano) Performed by Itzhak Perlman, composed by John Williams. Set of performance parts (Includes separate pull-out violin part) for violin solo and piano accompaniment. From the motion picture "Schindler's List". With solo part and piano accompaniment. 20 pages. Published by MCA.
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    Howard Shore: The Lord of the Rings - Instrumental Solos (Violin/Piano)  Composed by Howard Shore, edited by Bill Gallifor, Jeannette DeLisa. Instrumental solo/piano book and accompaniment CD for violin solo and piano accompaniment. Level 2-3. With solo part and piano accompaniment. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
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    The Beatles: Lennon & McCartney - 60 Greatest Hits - Violin  Performed by The Beatles. Violin solo songbook (no accompaniment) for solo violin. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Johann Pachelbel: Canon In D  Composed by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), arranged by Samuel Marder. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out violin part) for violin and piano accompaniment. With solo part, piano reduction and introductory text. 7 pages. Published by C.F. Peters.
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    Volume 1 - How To Play Jazz & Improvise  By Jamey Aebersold. For singers, vocalists, drums, bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, piano, keyboard, organ, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, harmonica. Play-Along series with accompaniment CD. The culmination of Jamey's 35 years as the world's leading jazz exponents. Play-Along Categories: Improvisation. Level: beginner, intermediate. Book with CD. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
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    Famous Fiddlin' Tunes  Arranged by Craig Duncan. Fiddle songbook and performance CD for fiddle. With standard notation and chord names. Series: Qwik Guide Series. 61 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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    Contemporary Gospel Favorites - Flute or Violin (and other C instruments)  Arranged by Douglas Schoen. Instrumental solo book for flute solo and violin solo. Piano Accompaniment available separately (850236). With standard notation. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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    Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell  Composed by Jay Ungar. Violin solo book for violin solo and piano accompaniment. Intermediate. With standard notation, bowings, piano accompaniment and instructional text. 8 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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    Christmas Favorites (Violin)  Violin solo songbook for violin solo. With standard notation. 55 pages. Published by Hal Leonard.
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