Musica Viva Australia presents a very special national tour by some of Australia’s most exciting classical musicians.
Expertly curated by Musica Viva’s Artistic Director Paul Kildea, the trio features three extraordinarily talented soloists, brought together for the very first time to perform works by Mozart and Brahms, as well as a new Australian work for violin and piano Sonata for from composer Gordon Kerry. The ensemble will comprise of one of the world’s leading French Horn players, Nicolas Fleury, alongside London-based violinist Emily Sun and world-renowned pianist Amir Farid.
French-born Australian resident, Nicolas Fleury’s beautiful tone is most often heard in his current position as Principal Horn for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He appears regularly as a guest Principal Horn in numerous orchestras around the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra among others, peforming under conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Andris Nelsons, Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
A multi-international prize winner, London-based violinist Emily Sun was awarded the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year and UK Royal Overseas League ‘Commonwealth Musician of the Year’, performing at Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall and Tchaikovsky Great Hall in Moscow. As a concert soloist, Sun has appeared with orchestras worldwide, including the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Canberra Symphony Orchestras in Australia and in the USA, China and Europe.
Amir Farid has performed as a solo recitalist and collaborative artist in concert halls and festivals internationally, including Carnegie Hall New York, St. Martin in the Fields, London, Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, New York, Al-Hashemi-II Kuwait, MONA FOMA Festival Hobart, Coriole Festival SA, Huntington Festival NSW, as well as other venues in USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and China. Farid is a staff pianist at the Vocal Arts department of the Juilliard School, New York City, and works as a rehearsal pianist with the New York Philharmonic.
The program will open with an arrangement of Mozart’s Horn Quintet by Ernst Naumann for piano, violin and horn which offers a rare opportunity to hear the French horn placed squarely in the spotlight, and showcase the virtuosity of Fleury.
The second work is the world premiere of Sonata for Violin and Piano (2020), a piece from one of Australia’s most accomplished composers, Gordon Kerry, commissioned by Julian Burnside. Rounding out the program will be Brahms’ Horn Trio, a piece written in memorial of Brahm’s mother, following her death in 1865.
The program: MOZART Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn (arr. Naumann), K407 (1982)/ KERRY Sonata for Violin and Piano (2020)*/ BRAHMS Horn Trio in E-flat, Op. 40 (1865) *Commissioned for Musica Viva by Julian Burnside AO QC. World premiere performances.
The performers: Nicolas Fleury, Emily Sun, Amir Farid
The concert tours to Canberra 9 June, Brisbane 1th June, Perth 13th June, Melbourne 15th June, Adelaide, and Newcastle as well as Sydney.