Kismet Vignettes for Violin and Piano

Vov Dylan (Violin) and Clemens Leske (Piano), will be performing these beloved melodies for the first time in Toowoomba.

~Kismet~ Vignettes for Violin and Piano
~Kismet~ Vignettes for Violin and Piano

#a journey through nearly every human emotion.

"Kismet: Vignettes for Violin and Piano” was the highest selling Australian classical album of 2022 and has spent more than half a year in the top 20 of the Classical and Crossover ARIA charts.

Filled with new music by celebrated Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin plus several new adaptions of some of her works from over her years of composing, this concert experience gives not only an overview of Elena as a composer, but also takes the audience on a journey through nearly every human emotion.

Each piece of the performance is introduced by the performers, sharing the stories of inspiration behind each work and anecdotes from the composer.

Each melody is relatable to a wide audience and is performed by the artists on the album Vov Dylan (Violin) and Clemens Leske (Piano) in what will be a first public performances of these works in Toowoomba.

Thursday 13 June - 7:30pm

Empire Cardholder $45.00
Adult $49.00
Concession(Gov Seniors & Pension Cards) $47.00
Yth U25yrs $29.00
Groups 4+ $45.00
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Classical Music

#About the Program

Elena Kats-Chernin – Saskia

Elena Kats-Chernin – Distant Mountains

Elena Kats-Chernin – Embroidered Shadow

Elena Kats-Chernin - Children’s Chamber II

Elena Kats-Chernin – Moon Cloud Waltz

Elena Kats-Chernin – Kate Waltz

Elena Kats-Chernin – Joy In a Minor key

Elena Kats-Chernin – Kismet

Elena Kats-Chernin - Half Moon prelude

Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying

Elena Kats-Chernin – Charleston Noir

Elena Kats-Chernin – Blue Silence

Elena Kats-Chernin – Eliza Aria

Elena Kats-Chernin – Dance Of The Paper Umbrellas


#Meet the Artists

Vov Dylan – Violin

Violinist Vov Dylan, has been a touring, performing and recording artist from an early age. With performances and repertoire that capture everything from Classical to Contemporary, along with Jazz, Pop and World Music.
He has released 16 studio albums with Fanfare Classics which have sold in all major music stores and played on numerous Australian national radio programs as well as listed on all streaming services.
His Variety shows with Pianist Glenn Amer and the Palace Orchestra have led him to be nominated for "Australian Instrumental Entertainer of the Year" for 5 years running.

Clemens Leske – Piano

Clemens Leske has performed with all six Australian symphony orchestras and played at venues in Spain, the UK, Singapore, New Zealand, the US, Hungary and China. He has appeared regularly with the Australian String Quartet and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi and at the Bang on a Can and Focus festivals of new music in New York City. For his London Royal Festival Hall début he performed Rachmaninoff’s First Concerto with eh London Philharmonic Orchestra. Other recent appearances include performances of Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” piano concerto, Strauss’ Burlesque, Rachmaninoff’s Third piano concerto and Beethoven’s triple concerto under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony, and a national tour in partnership with legendary flautist Sir James Galway.

Elena Kats-Chernin – Composer

Elena Kats-Chernin AO is a Sydney based Australian composer. Her music featured at the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the 2003 Rugby World Cup. She has received several awards including Sounds Australian, Helpmann, Limelight and Sydney Theatre Awards as well as the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award 2013.
Her music has been performed by all the major Australian orchestras as well as many international ones, including London Philharmonic Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

#What's on

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Empire Theatres acknowledges the Traditional Custodians, the Giabal, Jarowair and Western Wakka Wakka people, where we work and present stories. We would like to pay respect to the Elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.

Artwork: Kim Walmsley

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