In 1741 J. S. Bach sketched a simple, almost transparent, aria that he then spun into thirty miraculous variations. In this concert Andrea Lam and Paul Grabowsky present their very different takes on the resultant work, the Goldberg Variations.

Pianist Andrea Lam – who first performed with an orchestra at the age of thirteen, studied music at Yale, and whose praises have been sung by the Wall Street Journal – will play each note on the instrument where she earned her fame.

Legendary Australian musician Paul Grabowsky then has his turn, creating his own extraordinary, jazz-inflected response to Bach’s eternally beautiful theme. 

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Paul Grabowsky & Andrea Lam will be livestreamed on Saturday 25 June at 7pm AEST.


BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741)
GRABOWSKY Improvisations on the Aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Melbourne: The Tuesday 21 June concert is a Paul Morawetz Tribute Concert

Concert Champions

Tuesday 21 June, Melbourne – The Morawetz Family in memory of Paul Morawetz 
Saturday 25 June, Melbourne – Rosemary and John MacLeod 

"Grabowsky can seem to create a pastiche of an idiom out of which a deep truth will grow in the improvising."
— Australian Jazz
"[Lam’s] melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence were compelling. She played with a firm purpose, attention to nuance and produced a spectrum of ravishing colour."
— The Australian

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Brisbane   11 June 7pm
Perth   13 June 7:30pm
Adelaide   15 June 7:30pm
Sydney   18 June 2pm
Sydney   20 June 7pm
Melbourne   21 June 7pm
Newcastle   23 June 7:30pm
Melbourne   25 June 7pm


Multiple Venues

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