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OMEGA ENSEMBLE: NIGHT AND NOW @ THE UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

When performing his own piano concertos, the great showman Frédéric Chopin preferred dark and smoky salons to the grand concert halls of Paris. As a matter of practicality, Chopin arranged his own concertos for small ensembles, often performing with string quartets in the private apartments of friends and patrons.

In this tradition, Omega Ensemble’s 2021 Season opens with a program of stunning “quin-certos”, including Chopin’s first piano concerto performed by acclaimed pianist Clemens Leske in an intimate arrangement for piano quintet. Continue reading OMEGA ENSEMBLE: NIGHT AND NOW @ THE UTZON ROOM SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The Balmain Sinfonia

Guest artist Clemens Leske performs the Beethoven Piaono Concerto No. 4

The Balmain Sinfonia is always a capable collaborator with the instrumental soloist in each of their concerts. This latest partnership was no exception, as the orchestra sympathetically accompanied Sydney based pianist Clemens Leske in Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto. The dialogue created and textures resulting from interplay between the orchestra and soloist was always well balanced and entertaining. Continue reading The Balmain Sinfonia