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Composed by Her

Event

Composed by Her

  • Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $40 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Lithuanian-born pianist Gintaute Gataveckaite (Ghin-toe-té Gata-vetsky-té) is a versatile artist whose brilliant performances of diverse repertoire have taken her around the globe, where acclaim has followed at every turn.

About this concert

Gintaute Gataveckaite explores breathtaking piano works by three formidable contemporary female composers from Australia, America and her native Lithuania. The Australian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s powerful Suite for Piano, Op.41a, reveals a snapshot of Auerbach’s deeply personal music, through nine intensely contrasting preludes. Fantasia, another Australian premiere performance, is a compelling piece by distinguished Lithuanian composer Raminta Šerkšnytė, who was inspired by the poetic riches of Baltic mysticism. Her music expresses a striking range of emotions, from melancholy to meditative bliss. Gintaute also shares some of Elena Kats-Chernin’s most popular and beautiful compositions. All of these fascinating piano pieces, written by female composers who are pianists themselves, showcase a virtuosic understanding of the instrument’s capabilities, akin to Gintaute’s as a performer.

Program

Raminta Šerkšnytė
Fantasia

Elena Kats-Chernin
Butterflying
Eliza Aria
Lullaby for Nick
Blue Tears
Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
Russian Toccata

Lera Auerbach
Suite for Piano, Op.41a
(nine preludes from 24 Preludes, Op.41)

Featured non-Australian music: Raminta Šerkšnytė, Lera Auerbach

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Blue tears (solo piano) (2013) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite
Butterflying : for solo piano (2007) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite
Digital sheet music sample Dance of the paper umbrellas (solo piano) (2013) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite
Eliza Aria (solo piano) (2007) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite
Digital sheet music sample Lullaby for Nick (solo piano) (2012) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite
Digital sheet music sample Russian toccata (solo piano) (2013) by Elena Kats-Chernin
— performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite

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