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Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series: David Soo

March 4 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

The Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Virtuoso

Ludwig van Beethoven and Muzio Clementi were arguably two of the most influential piano virtuosos of the eighteenth-century. These virtuosos composed some of the most demanding music for piano, featuring piano techniques which became widely used in the romantic period. This recital opens with the Irishman John Field’s rarely heard piano sonata in A Major. Following this, David performs Beethoven’s grand and dramatic piano sonata in C Minor, nicknamed the ‘Pathetique’ opus 13. The recital concludes with Clementi’s jovial and light-hearted piano sonata in G Major.


John Field Sonata in A Major opus 1 no. 2

i. Allegro Moderato; ii. Allegro Vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata in C Minor opus 13

i. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio; ii. Adagio cantabile; iii. Rondo: Allegro

Muzio Clementi Sonata in G Major opus 37 no. 2

i. Allegro; ii. Adagio: In the solemn style; iii. Allegro con spirito

About the artist

David Soo
Australian concert pianist David Soo has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist throughout Australia, Asia, and in Europe. David has performed before several dignitaries including the Honourable Alexander Downer QC, the Honourable George Brandis QC (Australian High Commissioners in London), the late Her Majesty the Queen at Goodenough College, the Lord and Lady Mayor of the City of London at the Old Bailey. He has given many performances in major concert halls including Australia House, the Barbican Concert Hall, St-Martins-in-the-Fields, Haikou Town Hall, the Kuala Lumpur Convention and Exhibition Centre, the ABC Studios in Adelaide and Melbourne and the Melbourne Recital Centre. He has also given sold-out recitals for the Chobham and Bloomsbury Festivals in the United Kingdom, and he can be frequently heard on ABC Classic FM, NZ Classic FM, FMITE Spanish Radio and the MBS Networks throughout Australia.

Monday March 4, 1.10pm

Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Parkville


March 4
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm
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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne
03-9035 9309
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Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
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03 9035 9100