August 24 - Festival Launch & Fundraising Concert

Friday 24 August, 2018 6:30pm

2018 Festival Launch and Fundraising Concert

Venue: St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly. Performing Arts Centre.

Enjoy a glass of champagne and a taste of what’s in-store at the 4th Australian Piano Duo Festival - October 21 - November 6.

The St Peters Launch concert will feature the dazzling talents of some of Brisbane’s finest young pianists, together in concert with seasoned Duo pianists Brachi Tilles, Angela Turner, Anna Grinberg, and Director of the Festival, Jenni Flemming.

The program will include a delightful Sonata by Mozart, the sumptuous music of French Impressionist Claude Debussy, and a performance of Poulenc’s “Babar the Little Elephant” with Narration by Gwyn Roberts and accompanying pictures from the story by Jean De Brunhoff. This concert will appeal to children and adults alike.

Tickets are available at

October 21 - Masterclass

Sunday 21 October, 2018 9-11am 

Piano Duo Masterclass for Young Conservatorium Students

Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

Cost: Donation 

Artistic Director of the festival, Jenni Flemming will present a masterclass for the hard working pianists from the Young Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium. In this exciting performance and learning opportunity, see how students can hone their ensemble skills and refine the inner workings of piano duo playing. Come join us! 

October 31 - Festival Opening

Wednesday October 31, 2018   7.30pm  Festival Opening - Delight the Senses

Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium

Shostakovich - Concertino for 2 Pianos Opus 94 (1953) - Alex Raineri & Adam McMillan
Schumann - Andante & Variations for 2 Pianos, 2 Celli & Horn - Jenni Flemming, Brachi Tilles, Gwyn Roberts, Meta Weis & Ysolt Clark
Debussy - Prelude to the afternoon of a faun  - Stephen Emmerson & Brachi Tilles
Rachmaninoff - Suite No 2, Opus 17  - Suzanna Hlinka & Angela Turner

November 1 - Music for Two Pianos & Percussion

Thursday November 1, 2018   7.30pm  Music for Two Pianos & Percussion

Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium

Bartok - Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion - Therese Milanovic, Stephen Emmerson, Vanessa Tomlinson & Nozomi Omote
Erik Griswold - Runaway Variations (2018) Piano duo & auxiliary percussion Aust. Premier Anna Grinberg & Liam Viney
Steve Reich - 2 Pianos & 2 Marimbas - Liam Viney, Anna Grinberg, Vanessa Tomlinson & Nozomi Omote

November 2 - Australian Works for Two Pianos

Friday November 2, 2018    7.30pm    Australian Works for 2 Pianos

Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium

Miriam Hyde - Toccata for Two - 4 hands - Adam McMillan & Alex Raineri
Margaret Sutherland - Pavane for 2 pianos -  Alex Raineri & Adam McMillan
Peter Dart - Tryptych (Song, Dance, Poseidon) - Daniel Herscovitch & Clemens Leske


Stephen Yates - Hommage a Manuel de Falla -Daniel Herscovitch & Clemens Leske
Gordon Hamilton - Shorter/Longer; Lullaby for Liam and Anna's Kids - World premiere - Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg
Percy Grainger - "Harkstow Grange" from "Lincolnshire Posy" - Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg
Rob Davidson - "The Art of Agony" - Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg
Percy Grainger - "The Lost Lady Found" from "Lincolnshire Posy" - Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg

November 3 - Festival Finale

Saturday November 3, 2018  6pm Festival Finale  Rejoice in the Splendour

Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium

Erik Griswold - “84” (2017) - using 84 pianos & pianists at the Con


Percy Grainger - Spoon River - Jenni Flemming & Brachi Tilles
Saint Saens - Scherzo Opus 87  Daniel Herscovitch & Clemens Leske
Improvisation - Steve Newcomb & Sophie Min  
Kapustin - Paraphrase on Dizzy Gillespie's Manteca for 2 Pianos Op.129 - Adam McMillan & Alex Raineri


Christopher Norton - Italian Suite - Suzanna Hlinka & Angela Turner
Gavrilin - Sketches for Piano 4 Hands - Natasha Vlassenko & Oleg Stepanov
Ravel - La Valse - Anna Grinberg & Liam Viney  

November 6 - City Hall

November 6th, 2018 12pm

Venue: Brisbane City Hall - Main Auditorium
Program TBC
Young Conservatorium Piano Duets, Duos and Trios

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