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Schubertiade: Tristan Lee and Friends

22 - 22 September
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 29 September, 2016 at 6:30 pm

presented by fortyfivedownstairs

Thursday 22 September &
Thursday 29 September 2016

22 Sept, 80 minutes including interval
29 Sept, 100 minutes including interval
times: 6.30pm
ticket price: $33 – $38
03 9662 9966

Pianist Tristan Lee returns to fortyfivedownstairs on 22 September,with leading young tenor Douglas Kelly, performing Schubert, Britten and Beethoven.

A week later he is joined by pianist Gintaute Gataveckaite with Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor for piano four hands, a breathtakingly beautiful work of genius, complemented by Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) for piano duet.


Supported by the Limb Family Foundation


Douglas Kelly (tenor) & Tristan Lee (piano)
Thursday 22 September
From Winter to Spring

Britten: Winter Words
Schubert: Selected lieder
    – interval-
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 90
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte

Commencing with Benjamin Britten’s Winter Words, a hauntingly beautiful setting of poems by Thomas Hardy, this recital then journeys through some of Schubert’s well loved lieder. The second half consists of Beethoven’s enigmatic Piano Sonata Op. 90, with its first and second movements often being described respectively as ‘a contest between the heart and the head’ and ‘a conversation with the beloved’. The recital concludes with the first song cycle ever written, Beethoven’s springtime confession of love, An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved).


Gintaute Gataveckaite & Tristan Lee (piano)
Thursday 29 September
From Darkness to Light

Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands D.940
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 Op. 83
Schumann: Piano Sonata Op. 22
Ravel: Ma mere l’Oye

The first half of this recital consists of two masterpieces written in very trying times. Despite battling declining health, Schubert composed his Fantasia in the final year of his short life. At times funereal and at other times breathtakingly beautiful, this work of genius is one of the most strikingly original and important works for piano duet. The second work, performed by Tristan Lee, is Prokofiev’s turbulent Piano Sonata No. 7 of 1943. The second half commences with Schumann’s passionate and romantic Sonata Op. 22 performed by Gintaute Gataveckaite, before concluding with another masterpiece of the duet repertoire, Ravel’s exquisite and uplifting Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose suite).

Tristan Lee is an Australian pianist rapidly 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.

Tristan Lee completed his postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music following undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne, where he is currently completing a PhD. He has won many notable prizes and scholarships including the Geoffrey Parsons Trust 2012 and the Ian Potter Cultural trust 2010.

Douglas Kelly is a young tenor who already has extensive experience in opera, oratorio and as a recitalist. In his final year at the Queensland Conservatorium, Douglas performed the full cycle of Schumann’s Dichterliebe in a public recital to a sold-out audience. While studying, Douglas was the recipient of The Margaret Nickson Prize for best partnership between a vocalist and accompanist both in 2010 and 2013.

As a recitalist he has performed for 3MBS’ The Talent live-performance series and Morning Melodies in Winchelsea.

Gintaute Gataveckaite is a Lithuanian pianist currently residing in Melbourne. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester U.K. and has received awards in numerous national and international competitions.

Miss Gataveckaite has performed regularly throughout the U.K. and Europe. Highlights include solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre in London, and appearances as concerto soloist with the Newcastle Strings Orchestra, NEW Sinfonia. In 2012 she performed Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto in Perugia, Italy, with the Parlate Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sergei Babayan.

Ticket Prices:

Full: $38,
Concession: $35,
Seniors: $35
Group 6+: $33,
Under 30s: $33, (limited availability)
Double Bill: $66 for both performances


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22 September, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 9662 9966
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