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Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane

Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane
Pekka Kuusisto & Gabriel Kahane

Overview

Pekka Kuusisto is an acclaimed violinist. Gabriel Kahane is a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Both classically trained, both comfortable inside and outside the box, they wander those sometimes strange, sometimes quirky, but always beautiful borderlands where creativity thrives.

They come together in a new collaboration, commissioned for recording and performance by an international partnership including Musica Viva Australia. The relaxed, intimate evening is an exploration of what it means to be artists in the 21st century; artists for whom honouring a classical heritage is as important as chasing the new. Be fascinated, entertained, moved and changed by what they make.

'Kahane’s work...is, first and foremost, an exercise in lyric beauty. He sings in a warm, resonant, melancholic baritone, which coasts upward into a plaintive falsetto. He plays the piano with a poetic touch...and his music is suffused with idiosyncratic, enriched tonal harmony...he is one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day.' – The New Yorker

'Pekka Kuusisto…surely has the most personal sound of any classical violinist now alive.' — Telegraph

Pekka Kuusisto - violin, electric violin, loops, piano, vocals
Gabriel Kahane - piano, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals

Program to include Traditional Scandinavian folk music along with works from Kuusisto; Kahane; Nico Muhly; J. S. Bach and others.

Dates

15 Aug 2024
August 2024
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Llewellyn Hall100 William Herbert Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions