Konstantin Plays Tchaikovsky - Master Series 2

Eivind Aadland - Conductor
Konstantin Shamray - Piano

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1
Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

It’s like an exuberant jump into icy water – Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto begins with its famous rallying cry from the horns, and immediately violins are singing their hearts out over the surging chords of the piano. Who better to lead the plunge into this passionate work than Russian virtuoso – and Adelaide resident – Konstantin Shamray?


Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra brings back a similar rush of adrenaline when it reaches the life-affirming dance of its finale, and the colourful journey there gives every instrument of the orchestra a moment in the sun.


Brahms’ delightful Academic Festival Overture was written in response to an honorary doctorate received from Breslau University – his cheeky integration of student drinking-songs celebrating the lighter side of academia!




Classical Conversations


Free for ticket holders, held one hour prior to the performance in the Adelaide Town Hall. Pianist and writer Anna Goldsworthy is joined by Konstantin Shamray to discuss the works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Bartok in tonight's program. 

Watch Video

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Weissenberg · Karajan · Berliner Philharmoniker
Bartók: Concerto for the Orchestra, performed by Elbphilharmonie Orchester as part of Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals 2016
Brahms - Academic Festival Overture, Op 80 - Järvi

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After the concert Konstantin Shamray returns to the stage to play Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No.1




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