Pianists Play Paganini: Theme and 74 Variations

Friday 15 September 2017

Recital Hall East

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The pianists of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music showcase some of the most popular and demanding works from the piano canon, all based on the famous theme of Niccolò Paganini’s 24th Caprice for violin.



Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Grandes Étude de Paganini, S.141, No.6

Performed by Gareth Szakos

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op.35

Book I performed by Harry Wong

Book II performed by Enrico Mainas

Witold Lutosławski (1913 – 1994)

Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

Performed by Ronan Apcar and Katarina Grobler

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43

Performed by Sutthi Suton and Cowley Fu

ticket pricing
  • Free, bookings not required