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Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska + Neil Sagewood….

November 7, 2020 @ 6:40 pm


Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/Pianist) & Tamara-Anna Cislowska (Pianist)…..

Celebrated and acknowledged worldwide as one of Australia’s leading contemporary composers, Elena Kats-Chernin AO has created works in every genre from chamber, choral and orchestral compositions, to music for robotic instruments, and soundtracks for silent films. Commissions from the world’s leading opera, ballet, and theatre companies such as Komische Oper Berlin, Nederlands Dans Theater and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and 2003 Rugby World Cup, attest to the wide, irresistible appeal of her music. Winner of numerous awards for her compositions, Kats-Chernin’s opera ‘Whiteley’ is also nominated in the 2020 International Opera Awards.

Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed, ARIA award-winning pianists, performing and recording internationally to critical and public acclaim. With 8 chart-topping albums and accolades including the ARIA for ‘Best Classical Album’, ABC Young Performer of the Year, Freedman Fellowship, and an Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ she performs as soloist with leading orchestras worldwide including the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Beyond the piano, Tamara’s talents as Music Director, popular radio presenter on ABC Classic for ‘Duet’, and newly as librettist, Tamara collaborates with artists as varied as the ACO, CIRCA, Lang Lang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Dawn Upshaw. (www.tamara-annacislowska.com)

Neil Sagewood – Local pianist and composer – member of Babalu Salsa band playing his original compositions. Classical/jazz/world music.  “Neil’s touch, colours and explorations of the harmonic range on the piano evoke a serene beauty rarely heard in Australian Music” Greg Sheehan.

5.30 pm for food/refreshments in newly refurbished back room – catered by Red Pepper Catering. Liquor available by donation from attendees.

Hall opens for show 6.40pm.

Show starts 7.00pm.

15 Minute Intervals – 7.45 pm + 8.30 + 9.15 (drink and food available).

Show Ends 10.15pm.

Trybooking link    https://www.trybooking.com/BMERW

Links to performers



You Tube video of Elana and Tamara


The Great Southern Nights in November 2020 events are in collaboration with the financial assistance from the NSW Government, Destinations NSW  and ARIA.

In addition, our public venue, The Mechanics Institute is sponsored by a donation from our local Katoomba Bendigo Bank branch.





November 7, 2020
6:40 pm
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Mechanics Institute Lawson
284 Great Western Highway
Lawson (Enter near 18 Yileena Ave), NSW 2783 Australia
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