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Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Renowned pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska plays three shows this Darwin Festival in a diverse exploration of some of the classical repertoire’s greatest pianistic works.

By Roslyn Perry

Cislowska, one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed pianists, has performed across five continents and now brings her unique talents and impressively wide-ranging repertoire to the Darwin Entertainment Centre stage for what is set to be three awe-inspiring nights. 

Cislowska’s first performance sees prominent Irish pianist and composer John Field commemorated in style. Inventing ‘Night Music’ unravels Field’s sublime compositions, which influenced the likes of prominent composers Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt. Known as the father of the nocturne, Cislowska brings Field’s music to life alongside Irish diplomat and wit Richard O’Brien. 

In Musical Landscapes, Cislowska is joined by much loved violinist Véronique Serret in an exploration of the Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe – much of whose music was inspired by his admiration of Indigenous culture and numerous trips to the Top End. Cislowska, personally chosen by Sculthorpe to record his complete piano works, won an ARIA Award for her 2015 album of these compositions. Together with Serret, these two acclaimed musicians explore and share their personal favourites from this Australian visionary.

Cislowksa’s final performance delves into the music of Persia and France featuring the enigmatic, esoteric and other-wordly sensibilities of Eric Satie, Claude Debussy, Charles Koechlin, Arvo Pärt, Maurice Ravel, Henryk Gorecki and Luciano Berio. Join The Persian Hour and meander through an intimate collection of both rare and well-known sounds from across Europe. 

Tamara-Anna Cislowksa recitals

John Field : Inventing 'Night Music'

Peter Sculthorpe: Musical Landscapes

The Persian Hour

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