C10 Duet with Tamara-Anna Cislowska

  • Saturday, 4 May 2024

    11:00 am

  • Smith's Alternative

    76 Aliinga Street, Canberra

  • General Admission $60,

    Concession $55

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In ABC’s radio much loved Duet series of musical conversations, pianist and presenter Tamara-Anna Cislowska welcomes a star to share an hour of music and conversation at the keyboard.

Sit in and listen as she welcomes Larry Sitsky in the studio (aka Smith’s Alternative) for a conversation and music.

Photo by Jay Cronan courtesy of Canberra Times/ACM

  • Saturday, 4 May 2024

    11:00 am

  • Smith's Alternative

    76 Aliinga Street, Canberra

  • General Admission $60,

    Concession $55

Buy Tickets Now

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Artist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most renowned, ARIA award-winning pianists, performing and recording in Australia and internationally to critical and public acclaim. Earning international prizes in London, Italy and Greece such as the Rovere d’Oro, and touring Japan and the USA as cultural ambassador for Australia, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship, an Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’. With nearly 8 million streams on Spotify alone and ten ARIA no.1 albums for ABC Classics, Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos, Tamara is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most globally recognised pianists in classical music today.

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Artist Larry Sitsky, pianist and composer

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My teaching philosophy is closely connected with my life experience as a musician. it predicates the notion of a ‘complete’ musician rather than a specialist. To that end, I have constantly cultivated excellence in a number of spheres of activity.

As a composer, I am possibly the most commissioned Australian composer and have consciously tried to work in as many genres as possible, including opera, theatre, orchestral music, chamber music, solo music, vocal music, transcriptions.

As a pianist I have constantly explored the repertoire through various byways, some quite a long way off the beaten mainstream track and certainly have deliberately concentrated on performing our own Australian music.

As a researcher, my books have honed in on primary research and my various books have become standard texts in areas such as Ferruccio Busoni, Anton Rubinstein, Alkan, Classical Reproducing Piano Rolls, Music of the twentieth century avant-garde, Music of the repressed Russian avant-garde, 20th century Australian piano music.

As a teacher, I have endeavoured to act as a role model and engender in my pupils a similar outlook towards the profession; I feel that a good teacher should aim to make himself redundant; our role should also be that of a facilitator and problem solver, whether it is the fingering of a difficult piano passage, or the structure of a new composition.

Further reading at https://music.cass.anu.edu.au/people/emprof-larry-sitsky