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Chris Howlett & Hoang Pham POSTPONED

5 October, 2016

Date TBC
duration: 80 minutes including interval
time: TBC
ticket price: $25 – $38

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Close friends Chris Howlett and Hoang Pham join forces for a stunning concert that celebrates the cello and piano. The Brahms Cello Sonata is a much loved work however, be taken on a journey with the hidden gem of Onslow’s Cello Sonata and a transcription of Schubert’s song cycle.

Onslow Cello Sonata, Op. 16, No. 3 in A Major

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38


Schubert Schwanengesang D. 957 

Chris Howlett

Chris Howlett is a cellist, festival director and producer.  He studied cello in Vienna with Howard Penny, London with Richard Lester and at the Australian National Academy of Music where he completed his studies in 2009.

Chris has been described as “…one of Australia’s finest emerging talents” and has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of chamber music competitions including the prestigious Trio di Trieste International Competition.   As a chamber musician he holds one of the busiest schedules in Melbourne performing regularly in Festivals, throughout Asia and with Melbourne Piano Trio with over 50 recitals a year.   Chris has also performed concerti with both symphonic and chamber orchestras in Milan, Rome, Paris, Estonia and Melbourne.

He has recently just completed a 15 concert recital tour of China, performing to over 25,000 people in 3 weeks.  Future plans see recitals at Melbourne Recital Centre, 45 downstairs and Music in the Round.

Chris is Festival Director of the Sanguine Estate Music Festival which has now established as one of Australia’s leading chamber music festivals, is held over two weekends in Bendigo and Heathcote. World class musicians, electrifying performances and world class wine, in two unique ambiences.

His International Touring Company presents over 120 concerts in China per year including Opera, Orchestral, Recital and Music Theatre.  He is Artistic Director of 3MBS Marathon and Abbotsford Foundation’s Music in the Round and is Vice Chairman of 3MBS Radio Station and Chairman of PATMA Educational Concerts.

“dangerously exposed but meet every challenge thrillingly…” The Age, 2013.  4 out of 5 Star Review

“a passionate reading with many fine moments throughout, including Howlett’s solos in the Passacaille…” The Age, 2012. 4 out of 5 Star Review.


Hoang Pham

Featured in Limelight’s “30 Brilliant Musicians Under 30”, Vietnamese-born Australian pianist Hoang Pham is one of our country’s finest concert pianists. He has won top awards in Australia including the Best Australian Pianist at the Sydney International Piano Competition, First Prize at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and was the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year in 2013.

“Hoang Pham asserted himself as one of our leading local young pianists – with his delicate, transparent unfolding to the slow movement, sparklingly fluid trills and well-maintained control in the finale.”
Martin Duffy – Sydney Morning Herald

“Pham is not most pianists, and his boldness was evident from the very first bars of the Beethoven, which he attacked with unusual vigour – a walk on the wild side of Beethoven.”
Stephen Whittington – The Advertiser

Ticket Prices:

Full: $38,
Concession: $31,
Student: $25,
Group 6+: $25


Pensioners/MEAA members


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