DeClassified Music 2013 Kicks Off in Brisbane – April 2013


On Friday 26 April 2013, DeClassified Music held their first concert for the year at Theme & Variations Piano Services in Brisbane.   Artistic Director, Brieley Cutting (piano) teamed up with Patrick Murphy (cello) and Glenn Christensen (violin) to present a memorable programme. 


Before interval, they effortlessly performed two Piano Trios by Joseph Haydn – the A Major Hob.XV:18 (1794) and the D minor Hob.XV: 23 (1795).  Brief introductions by Patrick set the scene and provided an informative insight into the trios and their background & peculiarities.


The exquisite lightness and delicacy of the two Haydn piano trios came through in this intimate venue.  You could almost hear a pin drop in the sublime moments throughout the middle movements!


After sampling the wine sponsored by Huntington Estate, the audience was treated to the first piano trio written by Beethoven – perfectly rounding out the programme after interval. 


The next DeClassified Music concert will be held at Fireworks Gallery  around the corner from Theme & Variations in Brisbane.  As part of the Queensland Music Festival, “The Long Weekender” will be held from 11 – 14 July 2013.


Experience a musical long weekend with some of Australia’s most exciting musicians playing small ensemble repertoire from Mozart to Saariaho. Come and relish the mesmerising and diverse performances in the trendy, inspired setting that is FireWorks Gallery.


A Steinway grand from Theme and Variations Piano Services will be there for your enjoyment and a complimentary glass or two of Huntington Estate wine will be included.  Get a Season Ticket and see everything!



Kreutzer – Thursday 11 July, 7pm

Kristian Winther (violin) and Daniel de Borah (piano)


Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, K.301
Prokofiev – Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano in D major, Op.94a
Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op.47 (“Kreutzer”)



A State of Play – Friday 12 July, 7pm


Syzygy Ensemble with guest performer Ashley William Smith (clarinets)


Thomas Ades – Catch op.4

Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de Rien

Kaija Saariaho – Mirrors

David Lang – Press Release

Ralph Whiteoak – Spider

Tristan Murail – Feuilles á Travers Les Cloches



Going East – Saturday 13 July, 5pm


Brendan Joyce (violin), Tanya Cooling (soprano), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Brieley Cutting (piano)


with an appearance from Serbia (children’s folkloric dancers)


Vasilije Mokranjac – Sonata in G minor for violin and piano, movts 3 and 4

Rachmaninoff – Coh (Dream) from 6 Romances Op.38, No.5

– Zdes’ khoroso (How Fair this Spot) from 12 Romances Op.21, No.7

Dvorak – “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka

Dvorak – Piano Trio No.4 in E minor “Dumky”

Franz Lehar – Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss



Masterclasses – Sunday 14 July, 1-4pm


1-2pm: Violin and Piano Duo Masterclass

with Daniel de Borah and Kristian Winther

2-4pm: New Music Masterclass

with Syzygy Ensemble


FireWorks Gallery:  52a Doggett St, Newstead

Tickets $20/$10. Season Tickets $50/$25

Phone: (07) 3666 0650


80 seats available at each event.


Huntington Estate Wine served as refreshment.

a unique venue surrounded by art.


DeClassified Music (DCM) has grown from the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series (CRCMS).  Formed in 2011, the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series was committed to bringing first-rate classical small ensemble music to the Brisbane community in a way that was intimate and exciting.  Featured were chamber music concerts, workshops, emerging artist recitals and presentations.  As from March 2013, DeClassified Music emerged, indicating the CRCMS’s growth from the classical chamber music series to a series that will still offer the finest classical chamber music in addition to eventually offering the best Australian jazz, contemporary instrumental music and interdisciplinary collaboration.  The series has developed in this way so as to bring different audiences and musicians together by blurring musical boundaries, diminishing audience segregation and expanding minds by presenting mesmerizing and diverse performances in trendy and inspired settings.



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