3MBS and the University of Melbourne Graduate House present a lunchtime recital series exclusively for 3MBS subscribers and members of Graduate House.


Join us at Graduate House in Carlton for a delicious three-course lunch before enjoying a delightful 60-minute lunchtime recital by one of Melbourne’s best and brightest pianists.

Lunch: $20—served from 12 – 1pm (drinks available to purchase)
Recital admission: $20 from 1 – 2pm

Discounted carparking at Graduate House: $12.50

Ticket options to book for lunch and the performance or for the recital on its own. Discounted car parking at Graduate House is also available when booking.


2024 PROGRAM

Friday 15 March: Berta Brozgul (piano)

Johann Sebastian Bach—Partita No.1 in B flat, BWV 825
Alexander Scriabin —Sonata No.2 in G sharp minor, Op.19 ‘Sonata-Fantasy’
I. Andante; II. Presto
Robert Schumann—Fantasie in C, Op.17
 I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton; II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch; III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten


Wednesday 19 June: Catherine Zhu (piano)
Repertoire TBC

Wednesday 18 September: Tristan Lee (piano)
Repertoire TBC


BIOGRAPHIES

Berta Brozgul
Born in Cape Town, Berta migrated to Australia at the age of 12. She attended the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Mozarteum University Salzburg with the highest honours.

In 2015, Berta was the fourth-place winner in the prestigious Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and was awarded the Queensland Symphony Orchestra vote for the best concerto performance of the evening. During her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music, she was the recipient of numerous prizes and was selected as a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition, performing alongside the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Berta is an active collaborative artist as well as a soloist and has performed alongside numerous international artists. She made her debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2023, performing Bartók’s third piano concerto conducted by Benjamin Northey.

Catherine Zhu
Catherine is a second-year student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of esteemed piano pedagogue Glenn Riddle. She has won numerous awards in piano competitions across local and national levels. Notably, Catherine was awarded first place in 3MBS’s The Talent in 2023 and secured a finalist position in the prestigious Great Romantics Competition at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Catherine has also been honoured with the Bachelor of Music Entrance Grant, the Grace Funston Scholarship and the McKay Pianoforte Scholarship generously sponsored by the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Tristan Lee
Tristan Lee is a Melbourne-born concert pianist, pedagogue and academic whose performances, recordings and lectures have received critical acclaim throughout Australia and abroad. He has played in major venues in Australia, France, Italy, Lithuania and China, including regular recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Perth Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Academy of Music, and St Martin in the Fields in London, Shanghai and Chongqing Grand Theatre, Guangzhou Opera House, amongst many others.

As a soloist, Tristan has performed with orchestras in Australia and the UK. A keen interpreter of the music of the present day, he regularly performs contemporary piano music and has given numerous world premieres of works by Australian and British composers.

Tristan’s mentors have included François-Frédéric Guy and Leslie Howard. He is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (MMus) and the University of Melbourne (PhD) where he currently teaches piano.