Willoughby Symphony Orchestra: Virtuoso

Next date: Saturday, 25 November 2023 | 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM


Star Canadian pianist Avan Yu shot to international fame when he won First Prize – along with nine other special awards – at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2012.

Now in high demand as international soloist, Yu returns to Australia to lead the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in an unmissable concert of verve and virtuosity.

Opening the concert with Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides – inspired by the wild beauty of the Scottish coast – Yu stars as the soloist and director in Mozart’s soulful Piano Concerto No.20, K.466 – one of only two the composer wrote in a minor key – and Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No.1.

This concert is made possible thanks to a generous donation by Drs Keith and Eileen Ong.

Mendelssohn  The Hebrides, op. 26
Mozart   Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
 Beethoven  Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15


Pre-concert talk promo

Before you hear the music, why not come and hear some of the stories behind this weekend’s concert compositions?

The Willoughby Symphony and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney have re-introduced our popular pre-concert talks and leading 2MBS presenters will regale you with amusing and interesting tales related to the music you’re going to hear played by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

Your host for this weekend’s pre-concert talk is: Neil McEwan

Location: Level 2 Bar - Take the lifts to level 2
Saturday 25 November: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Sunday 26 November: 1:00pm-1:45pm


  • Saturday, 25 November 2023 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
  • Sunday, 26 November 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


The Concourse Concert Hall, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, 2067, View Map

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