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Ilya Gringolts plays Bruch - Australian Chamber Orchestra


Tuesday 7 February from 8pm to 9pm Wednesday 8 February from 7pm to 8pm Saturday 11 February from 7pm to 8pm Sunday 12 February from 2pm to 3pm

Performance on 12/1 is at the Sydney Opera House, performances on the 7th, 8th and 11th are at City Recital Hall.


Adult: From $49Concession: From $49Student: From $25Under 35s: From $35

Touring to Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

★★★★ ½ “A hugely impressive display of apparently effortless technical mastery delivered with nonchalant playfulness.” – Sydney Morning Herald on Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini (2018)

The Bruch violin concerto is one of the most popular Romantic concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. After electrifying audiences with his Paganini in 2018, Ilya Gringolts returns to bring you Bruch, arranged for strings and timpani, and confirm his reputation as one of the most thrilling violinists on the planet.

Ilya’s virtuosity is equally at home in Frank Martin’s pivotal and spiritually uplifting 20th-century masterwork Polyptyque for violin and double string orchestra. This six-part meditation on episodes from Christ’s life was written for Yehudi Menuhin. Ilya makes it his own. Hot off the press is a work by young Sydney-based composer Harry Sdraulig, while the Concerto for String Orchestra from Poland’s Grażyna Bacewicz puts the ACO’s brilliance in the spotlight with life-affirming vigour, optimism and shimmering beauty.


  • Max Bruch (arr. Bernard Rofe) Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26

  • Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.13 in C minor “Symphoniesatz”

  • Harry Sdraulig Slanted* (World Premiere)

  • Frank Martin Polyptyque

  • Grażyna Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra

* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

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