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Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2019

From London to Vienna to the land of the Oud

Returning to Australian shores for one concert only at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival in 2019 is Australian-born but now London-based pianist Piers Lane, who will perform an Hommage à Chopin in a Festival program packed with world-class musical talent.

Four concerts will be presented – each featuring world-class performances of music from across the globe.

Lane’s concert will include Chopin’s Nocturnes and Rachmaninov’s rarely-performed Variations on a Theme of Chopin, while visiting Austrian string quartet (sponsored by the Austrian Government) from the Concilium musicum Wien will present a single performance of Mozart, Haydn, Hoffmann, Albrechtsberger and Schubert.

Back after sell-out performances last year, award-winning musician and composer Joseph Tawadros will perform The Art of the Oud – an uplifting concert which smashes the conventional genre boundaries, while the Oud will again feature in the separate concert performed by the Alwan Trio – whose music was featured in the award-winning 2016 movie Ali’s Wedding. In Sketches of Mesopotamia, musicians Yuval Ashkar, Phil Carrol and Matt Stonehouse combine Ney, quartertone accordion, Oud, vocals and percussion in a showcase of Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Sephardic music.

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival is held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend 7 - 10 June, with free Fireworks on opening night (7 June) at Buffalo Stadium in Woodend.  Full details of the Festival program, and ticket purchases are available at www.woodendwinterartsfestival.org.au

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