Stalin's Piano

When:15 Mar 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue:City Recital Hall
Who:Sonya Lifschitz
Sonya Lifschitz

We are delighted to announce the appointment of celebrated pianist Dr Sonya Lifschitz, who is joining UNSW School of the Arts and Media as a lecturer in Music Performance.

You have a unique opportunity to experience Sonya's work when she performs the highly acclaimed Stalin's Piano at City Recital Hall this March.

UNSW students and staff get a significant discount. Please use the Promo code: UNSW15

You will need to show ID when you collect your tickets at the Box Office.



A smash hit at its 2017 premiere at Canberra International Music Festival and at 2018 MONAFOMA Festival, Stalin’s Piano is a compelling musical exploration of a century of history, art and politics. Sonya Lifschitz weaves virtuosic music together with video and audio recordings of eminent artists and political figures in this striking multimedia composition by Robert Davidson. Musical vignettes of notable identities are entwined with actual excerpts from their lives and work, from Le Corbusier to Shostakovich, Jackson Pollack to Ai Wei Wei, and Julia Gillard to Donald Trump.

Robert Davidson is renowned for unearthing the hidden musicality of speech in his works, creating a new dialogue between voice and instruments.

Praised by the New York Times and The Age as “dynamic” and “powerful”, Sonya Lifschitz is internationally-recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative and fiercely creative musical voices.

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