Anna Da Silva Chen & Andrew Rumsey - Romance of the Violin

Wednesday 29 September, 2021


Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Additional concert dates and venues TBA.

In a program of sweeping melodies, lush harmonies and mind-blowing virtuosity, Anna Da Silva Chen, accompanied by Andrew Rumsey, will present some of the most cherished pieces from the romantic violin repertoire. The program starts with the heavenly lyricism of Beach’s ‘Romance’, and is followed by the colossal Franck ‘Sonata in A major’ – a monumental work for violin and piano in equal measure. Following will be the enduring beauty of Massenet’s ‘Meditation’ and Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’, and the unbridled fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ and Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’.


Anna Da Silva Chen – Violin

Andrew Rumsey – Piano



Amy Beach – Romance in A Major Op. 23
César Franck – Sonata in A Major
Jules Massenet – Meditation (from Thaïs)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo Op. 34
Debussy – Clair de Lune (arr. Roelens for Violin and Piano)

Pablo de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen Op. 20