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Wednesday 30 May 2018
duration: 90 minutes (including interval)
ticket price: $25 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966
Tristan’s recital commences with selected works from Liszt’s Italian Year of Pigrimage, a set of pieces paying homage to Italian Renaissance art and literature. This selection will feature works inspired by Michelangelo, Raphael and Petrarca.
This year marks 200 years since Beethoven completed his greatest Piano Sonata, Op. 106 ‘Hammerklavier’. Beethoven believed it would take many years before this work would be properly understand, and it remains neglected and controversial to this day. Nonetheless, Liszt championed this work throughout his life, and even gave the world premiere performance of the ‘Hammerklavier’ in Paris in 1836.
Tristan Lee is an Australian concert pianist who has gained international recognition for his distinctive style and musicianship. Recent highlights have included performances at London’s Wigmore Hall and St Martin in the Fields, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Town Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Shanghai Daining Theatre, Guangzhou Opera House, Harbin Concert Hall, and numerous other venues throughout Australia, the UK, China, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Cuba.
Over the past ten years, Tristan has given a series of solo and chamber music recitals here at fortyfivedownstairs, exploring many of the masterpieces of ‘classical’ music, ranging from works composed in the eighteenth century right up until the present day.
After completing his postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Tristan Lee was mentored by Leslie Howard and Benjamin Frith in England. Between 2012 and 2014 he undertook a period of study with renowned French pianist, François-Frédéric Guy in Paris. Tristan Lee is currently completing a PhD at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne where he also teaches piano.
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