Sunday 5 May 2019
2 – 3pm
Sunday 5 May 2019
2 – 3pm
Enjoy an autumn afternoon of music at the Convent with award-winning Lithuanian pianist Gintaute Gataveckaite. The musical form of theme and variations has played a vital role in keyboard music from the Baroque period through to the present day. This recital brings together three of the greatest sets of variations written for the piano.
Starting with Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne, written in the form of variations, the recital will then continue with a lesser-known yet beautiful and technically demanding set by Beethoven, and finally conclude with one of the most celebrated and favourite sets of piano variations by Rachmaninoff, on a Theme of Corelli. Don’t miss this journey of virtuoso piano music in the unique surrounds of the Convent’s Oratory.
Bach-Busoni Chaconne (after the Violin Partita No. 2 BWV 1004)
Beethoven 32 Variations on an Original Theme WoO 80
Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
Gintaute Gataveckaite, Piano
Gintaute Gataveckaite [Ghin-toe-té Gata-vet-sky-té] is an award-winning pianist from Lithuania. Acclaimed locally and internationally, Gataveckaite has performed regularly throughout Australia, the U.K., Europe, and China. Highlights include the Wigmore Hall and the Southbank Centre in London, Melbourne Recital Centre, and many more. Alongside her busy performance schedule she has recently completed a Master of Music at the University of Melbourne.
As a performing artist, Gataveckaite’s daily objective is to explore the technical and sonic capabilities of the piano while expanding her diverse repertoire. She gains much inspiration from her other passions in life which include travel, photography, urban culture, visiting art galleries, and exploring the great outdoors.
About Convent Live
This concert is presented as part of Convent Live, a year-round performing arts series of concerts and performances presented in the Convent’s signature intimate and unique venues. Convent Live is a chance to enjoy a diverse range of performances up close and personal with talented local, national and international performers. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation works in collaboration with a range of curators, thinkers and programmers. This concert was developed in collaboration with Chris Howlett, Convent Live’s classical music curatorial consultant.
This event is generously supported by Kawai as Piano Partner.