Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska
24 February 2018 7.45pm
Tickets $40 at the door if available
Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists for both her solo and chamber performances, and winner of the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’ for her recording Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics). She has performed worldwide with repertoire spanning five centuries, and won international prizes in London, Italy and Greece, including the Rovere d’Oro.
Concerts in 2016 include a national tour with composer and pianist Elena Kats-Chernin to Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney’s Concourse and Riverside Theatres, ANAM’s Australian Voices series, Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival, Arts in the Valley Festival (NSW) and Brisbane’s Music by the Sea, as resident artist for Darwin Festival 2016, two concert tours to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and France and a recording for the centenary of Australian composer Frederick Septimus Kelly, along with numerous solo recitals across the country.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Elena Kats-Chernin studied music in Moscow, Sydney and Hanover.
She has created works across nearly every genre, from rags to ballet and operas, and from intimate compositions for piano, string trio and chamber ensembles to robotic instruments, and full-scale choir and symphony orchestra, from the world’s leading orchestras, opera, ballet and theatre companies and festivals.
The extraordinary reach of Kats-Chernin’s music spans the worlds of film and television also: Eliza Aria – from her score for Meryl Tankard’s ballet Wild Swans, commissioned by the Australian Ballet – was used in British bank, Lloyds TSB’s celebrated ad campaign ‘For The Journey’. Her Russian Rag was used in the claymation feature film, Mary and Max by Oscar-winning director Adam Elliot, and was also the theme for Late Night Live on ABC Radio National for many years (now, Eliza Aria).
Elena is currently writing for the Australian World Orchestra, The Flinders Quartet and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and her music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes / Bote und Bock.
ELENA KATS-CHERNIN composer/piano
TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA piano