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A Weekend in the Life of a Piano

A Ten Days on the Island Festival event


Inside Rosny Barn, built stone by stone in 1818 by convicts, a perfectly tuned grand piano waits.

Over the course of the final weekend of the Ten Days on the Island Festival, the piano will be played by three of Australia’s finest pianists in six wildly constrasting concerts. This intimate series showcases the extraordinary virtuosity of pianists Sonya Lifschitz, Paul Grabowsky and Alex Raineri, who are joined by three equally brilliant creative collaborators – performance artist Christine Johnston, singer-songwriter Lior and author-conductor Paul Kildea.

This dazzling group of artists offering solo and collaborative performances spanning several centuries and multiple genres. Catch one or two concerts per evening, perhaps enjoy a glass of Tasmanian wine in between, as you explore the relaxed environment of the historic Rosny Barn precinct. If you don’t want to miss a minute of this wonderful weekend, clear your calendar and book all six performance ticket with our discount bundle option.


Friday, 22 March, 2019
Alex Raineri – 6:00 pm
Paul Grabowsky – 8:00 pm


Saturday, 23 March, 2019
Sonya Lifschitz and Christine Johnston – 6:00 pm
Paul Grabowsky and Lior – 8:00 pm


Sunday, 24 March, 2019
Sonya Lifschitz, Stalin’s Piano – 5:00 pm
Alex Raineri and Paul Kildea, Chopin’s Piano – 7:00 pm

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A Weekend in the Life of a Piano

Rosny Barn
LOT 2 Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania, 7018, Australia

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