Ilya Gringolts Plays Bruch Australian Chamber Orchestra

Ilya Gringolts plays Bruch

The electrifying violinist returns to perform one of the most beloved Romantic violin concertos.

Touring to Newcastle, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.


★★★★ ½ A hugely impressive display of apparently effortless technical mastery delivered with nonchalant playfulness.” – Sydney Morning Herald on Ilya Gringolts plays Paganini (2018)

The Bruch Violin Concerto is one of the most popular Romantic concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. After electrifying audiences with his Paganini in 2018, Ilya Gringolts returns to bring you Bruch, arranged for strings and timpani, and confirm his reputation as one of the most thrilling violinists on the planet.

Ilya’s virtuosity is equally at home in Frank Martin’s pivotal and spiritually uplifting 20th-century masterwork Polyptyque for violin and double string orchestra. This six-part meditation on episodes from Christ’s life was written for Yehudi Menuhin. Ilya makes it his own. Hot off the press is a work by young Sydney-based composer Harry Sdraulig, while the Concerto for String Orchestra from Poland’s Grażyna Bacewicz puts the ACO’s brilliance in the spotlight with life-affirming vigour, optimism and shimmering beauty.

Pre-Concert Talks Information

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Max Bruch (arr. Bernard Rofe) Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.13 in C minor “Symphoniesatz”
Harry Sdraulig Slanted* (World Premiere)
Frank Martin Polyptyque
Grażyna Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra

* Commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra



CONCERT duration
Approx. 2 hours, including interval
Playlist by the ACO
Preview playlist

Thu 2 Feb, 6:45pm

Sat 4 Feb, 6:45pm

Mon 6 Feb, 6:45pm

Sun 5 Feb, 1:45pm

Tue 7 Feb, 7:45pm

Wed 8 Feb, 6:15pm

Sat 11 Feb, 6:15pm

Sun 12 Feb, 1:15pm

Mon 13 Feb, 6:15pm

Wed 15 Feb, 7:15pm


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