Media Releases

19 March 2019


Saturday 6 April, 7pm & Sunday 7 April, 2pm
The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

Rising star Benett Tsai will join the Willoughby Symphony to present Dvořák’s concerto for cello alongside Kate Moore’s new Requiem in an Australian premiere.

Considered to be the supreme concerto for cello, Dvořák’s final concerto will spring to life with the stellar talents of Benett with the Willoughby Symphony.

At a mere 15 years of age, Benett’s performances have been described as “assured, intense and virtuosic”. In 2016 he became the youngest ever winner of the Fine Music National Young Virtuoso Award and in 2018 was the youngest ever semi-finalist of the ABC Young Performers Award.

Willoughby Symphony’s composer-in-residence for 2019, the internationally celebrated Australian composer Kate Moore presents a major new work that celebrates light, the vividness of life, revelation and transformation in Lux Aeterna: VIVID.

Currently based in the Netherlands, Kate is an Australian-Dutch musician and composer of new music who has obtained a master’s degree from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and was awarded a Ph.D. from The University of Sydney.  In 2017, she was awarded the recipient of the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize, the most prestigious Dutch prize for composers.

This concert is sure to leave you inspired and enthralled by the wide-ranging achievements of homegrown Australian talents. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out. 

Media Contact:
Julia Phipps
Media & Marketing Team Leader
Phone: 9777 7896

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