Richard Tognetti has long been a household name. And with good reason. Officially recognised as a Living National Treasure, he is an astounding soloist, inspiring director and passionate spokesperson for music’s role in enriching our lives. He not only lives and breathes music, he cares about it.
In this concert, Richard Tognetti demonstrates the full breadth of his expertise, conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s mighty Coriolan Overture and Symphony No 1, and taking up the violin as soloist and director. He brings his trademark brilliance to Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto, nicknamed ‘Turkish’ on account of some exotic touches in the finale. Richard Meale’s Cantilena Pacifica is a tender and gentle lullaby in which the solo violin weaves a melody of rare and captivating beauty. Prepare to be spellbound.