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Adelaide Festival

  • Grainger Studio 91 Hindley Street Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

Stalin's Piano

The undisputed hit of the 2017 Canberra International Music Festival, composer Robert Davidson harnesses the voices and visual footage of 19 artists and politicians, capturing the music of their often iconic speeches, and crystallising it in a score played live with astonishing brilliance by pianist Sonya Lifschitz.

The title refers to courageous Russian pianist Maria Yudina, an outspoken champion of artistic freedom whose recording of a Mozart concerto was ironically on Stalin’s turntable when he died. Ukrainian born Lifschitz, for whom the music was conceived, approaches her formidable task with equal fearlessness.

Tickets: Adults $49 / Friends $42 / Conc $38 / U30 $25
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The venue is wheelchair accessible

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