The 3MBS Tchaikovsky Marathon Salon Chamber Music Series features beautiful works for piano, violin and voice in the intimate setting of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Primrose Potter Salon.

Melbourne Recital Centre
Primrose Potter Salon

For Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Concert program click here.


CONCERT 1: 10.45AM – The Piano

Since 2013, 3MBS’s The Talent has been providing performance and mentoring opportunities for Young Artists in Melbourne and for the first time at Marathon we welcome the winner and runner-up from the most recent season. The 2021 Talent Winner, Brian Luo and finalist Ray Liang will perform a diverse range of Tchaikovsky’s solo piano works in the intimate surroundings of the Primrose Potter Salon.

Brian Luo
Ray Liang

Meditation, Op. 72, No. 5
October, Op. 37, No. 10
Pas de Deux  (arr. Pletnev) 
Dumka, Op. 59

Valse-Caprice, Op. 4
Romance in F Minor, Op. 5

CONCERT 2: 12.15PM – The Next Generation

Enjoy a carefully curated selection of Tchaikovsky’s works for piano and violin performed by Po Goh and ANAM alumni Amanda Pang, Emily Su and Oscar Wong – just some of Australia’s next generation of musical talent. 

Amanda Pang (piano)
Emily Su (violin) with Associate Artist, Laurence Matheson
Po Goh (piano)
Oscar Wong (piano)

Deux Morceaux, Op.10
Valse Scherzo, Op.34
6 Pieces, Op.19
Nocturne, Op.19 No.4
Scherzo from Symphony No. 6 (arr. Feinberg)

CONCERT 3: 1.45PM – Tchaikovsky’s Ballets – Yiyun Gu and Matthew Rigby

3MBS favourite, Yiyun Gu commences this concert with works for solo piano including the delightful Nutcracker Suite. Yiyun is joined by Matthew Rigby (violin) to bring you some of Tchaikovsky’s much-loved ballet music in arrangement for piano and violin, including music from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.

Yiyun Gu (piano)
Matthew Rigby (Violin)

Moment lyrique in A-flat
Impromptu for piano in A-flat
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (arr. Pletnev)

Three Solos for Violin and Piano from Swan Lake:
Russian Dance
White Swan
Black Swan

Entr’acte from the ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (arr. for solo piano and violin)

CONCERT 4: 3.15PM – Tchaikovsky in Song

In a program of song, the last of our Salon Chamber Music Series,
tenor Michael Petrucelli and associate artist Phillipa Safey explore a selection of Tchaikovsky’s works for the solo voice. 

To close the Salon Series, Young Songmakers Lisette Bolton (soprano) and Alexander Owens (baritone), with associate artist Andrea Katz, present a selection of Tchaikovsky’s little heard song repertoire with duets and songs in German and Russian.

Michael Petrucelli (tenor) with Associate Artist, Phillipa Safey
Lisette Bolton (soprano)
Alexander Owens (baritone)
Andrea Katz (piano)

No, I Shall Never Tell, Op.28, No. 1
Corals, Op.28, No.2
Why?, Op.28, No.3
Softly The Spirit Flew Up To Heaven, Op.28, No.2
Dusk Fell on the Earth, Op.47, No.3
The Sun Has Set, Op.73, No.4
Amid Sombre Days, Op.73, No.5

In the Garden, By the Ford
Take My Heart Away
We Sat Together
At the Ball
Again, As Before, Alone
Scottish Ballad: Edward