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PhiloMusica June 23 2024

2 pm @ Kendall School of Arts

Pre-concert Talk 1 pm: Poetry, Music, Madness

(Goetz Richter)

A Poet's Love

The Genius of Robert Schumann


Robert Schumann, A Poet's Love (Dichterliebe) op 48

Robert Schumann, Quintet for Piano and Strings op 44

Robert Schumann was one of the greatest composers of the nineteenth century. Infused with the spirit of Romanticism Schumann's music and life continues to haunt musicians and audiences. Novalis, a founding father of Romanticism, expressed its spirit famously in the demand that "everything must be poeticised". In Robert Schumann's case, a complete commitment to romanticism is tragically embedded in a life that ends in an attempt at suicide and his admission to a mental institution in 1854 two years before his death. 

This PhiloMusica event features two of Schumann's greatest works, the song cycle "A Poet's Love (Dichterliebe) op 48" and the grand Quintet in Eflat Major for Piano and Strings op 44.

Jeanell Carrigan (piano) and Goetz Richter (violin) will be joined by emerging young artists from Sydney. Rising singing star, Leon Vitogiannis, violinist Marian Kwon, violist Dana Lee and cellist Rena Tang.

Further details and bookings here...

Kendall National Violin Competition Story

The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.


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PhiloMusica Concerts 2024

Aug 4 - PhiloMusica

Oct 20 - PhiloMusica

Dec 15 - Christmas Concert

Dates 23rd Kendall National Violin Competition

March 25 (delayed) - 23rd Kendall National Violin Competition opens - website details released

May 1 - Watermark Composition Prize opens

Sept 15 KNVC Competition Entries close


Nov 1 - Watermark Composition close

Dec 7 - KNVC Semi Finals at Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Watermark Composition Prize announced

March 1/2 2025 - 23rd KNVC Finals at Kendall

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