Leonie Thompson

Melbourne Piano Teacher and Pianist

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Leonie Thompson performing Grieg Piano Concerto with Orchestra

Posted by leonie.thompson on July 18, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Very exciting news!

SAVE THE DATE 1st September 2013 - 2:30pm


SAVE THE DATE: 1st September 2013 @ 2:30pm


I'll be performing my first concerto with orchestra, am very excited, and would love you to come along....



George Wood Performing Arts Centre

Yarra Valley Grammar School



Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre

Grieg Piano Concerto Op 16

Soloist: Leonie Thompson

Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess

Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2


The Maroondah Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Ringwood, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

(Find out more here: http://www.music.systemsolve.net/maroondah/)


Their Musical Director is Willem van der Vis, who is well known in Melbourne as a conductor, teacher and cellist.

(Check out more here: http://www.music.systemsolve.net/maroondah/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=4)

The Concerto has 3 movements: Allegro molto moderato (A minor), Adagio (D flat major), Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi presto - Andante maestoso (A minor → F major → A minor → A major).

Interestingly, this is the only concerto Grieg ever wrote, and is definitely one of the most popular among the piano concerto repertoire. It is passionate and highly expressive, filled with distinctive melodies and warm harmonies. A Norwegian composer, you can hear Grieg's interest in folk music; the opening flourish is based around a motif which is typical of the folk music of Grieg's native country. And imagining those impressive mountain ranges in Norway is easy listening to this concerto.

More details on venue, contacts, tickets and full program to come...

You can also keep a close eye on this event using my facebook events page:


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