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Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage
Thursday 11 April 2019
duration: 60 minutes
ticket price: $25 – $39
bookings: 03 9662 9966
Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième année: Italie (Years of Pilgrimage: Second Year: Italy) is a set of seven pieces that pay homage to Italian art and literature.
Inspired by the works of Raphael, Michelangelo, Petrarca and Dante, this cycle contains some of Liszt’s most beautiful and evocative piano music. In this rare opportunity to hear the cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through Liszt’s Italian pilgrimage.
Tristan Lee is an Australian pianist gaining international recognition for his distinctive style and musicianship. Recent highlights have included performances of concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg and Rachmaninoff; and solo recitals throughout UK, Italy, Lithuania, France, the Netherlands, Cuba, China and Australia.
Widely sought as a chamber musician he has appeared twice at the Wigmore Hall, London to critical acclaim. He completed postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, following undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne.
Tristan has been mentored by Leslie Howard, and between 2012 and 2014 he undertook a period of study with renowned French pianist, François-Frédéric Guy in Paris. He has won many notable prizes and scholarships including the Australian Postgraduate Award 2014, Geoffrey Parsons Trust 2012 and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust 2010.
Tristan recently completed a PhD researching the music of Beethoven and Liszt at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, where he currently teaches piano.
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