Important Concert Update
Due to the ongoing lockdown and restrictions in Sydney, we've made the decision to reschedule Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts, and Miles Mullin-Chivers, originally scheduled for Wednesday 22 September.
We are pleased to advise that this concert will now go ahead on Wednesday 1 December, 11am at The Concourse, Chatswood with the same program.
Your tickets have been automatically transferred to the new concert. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact our Box Office team on 1800 688 482 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm AEST) to discuss your options.
Bernadette Harvey is one of Australia’s finest pianists and teachers, and for Musica Viva Australia’s 2021 season she has brought together her cherished colleagues Miles Mullin-Chivers and Harry Bennetts. The unearthly slow movement that gives Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio its name is just one of the concert’s highlights; a brand new Piano Trio by Australian composer Donald Hollier, commissioned by Musica Viva, complete this morning of chamber music: music to engage and delight the heart, the mind and the ear.
Watch this video of Bernadette performing Chopin’s Étude C-sharp minor, Op 10 No 4, captured in her acclaimed Discover Musica Viva livestreamed concert in October, 2020.
Read the concert program below or download it here.
BERNADETTE HARVEY PIANO
GRIEG Lento doloroso from Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
* Commissioned by Musica Viva. World premiere performance.
Easily reaching the 10,000 hours required for mastery, Donald Hollier is a senior composer who writes music every day – wonderful, theatrical, expansive music, that speaks of a lifetime’s emotions and knowledge. Donald’s Piano Trio was written for Bernadette Harvey, Lerida Delbridge and Miles Mullin-Chivers, to be premiered at their Sydney Morning Masters concert on 22 September 2021. It was commissioned by Musica Viva Australia with support from Create NSW.
Born in Sydney, Donald Hollier studied piano at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. Following studies in Vienna and London, he was appointed the first Director of Music at Sydney’s Newington College in 1962. He was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 1973, and in 1974 received his D.Mus. from the University of London. Donald’s many commissions include an opera, works for chorus and orchestra, stage works, chamber music, and solo pieces for piano, harpsichord and organ.