Poet of the Violin Tickets
Southbank, VIC

Poet of the Violin Tickets

Virtuoso’s dazzling flights of freedom | Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne
Poet of the Violin: What to expect - 1
Poet of the Violin Tickets

About Poet of the Violin

Vivacious. Fierce. Expressive. These are just some of the words used to describe Leila Schayegh, one of the world’s most acclaimed Baroque violinists. Making her long-awaited Australian debut, the Swiss-Iranian musician takes to the stage as Guest Director and soloist to lead the Brandenburg through a brightly-textured program of Baroque masterworks from JS Bach, Leclair and Zelenka.

Celebrated throughout Europe for her expressive interpretations of classical repertoire, Leila has carved a singular career. She performs on an instrument made in Cremona in 1675 by legendary luthier and founder of Casa Guarneri, Andrea Guarneri. In a simple twist of fate, the exceptionally promising, then seven-year-old violin student, saw the course of her musical life forever changed when she was offered the chance to become the custodian of the rare instrument.

Since 2010, Leila has been Professor of Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. Her performances are pure poetry and convey the freedom of a true virtuoso unrestrained by technical limitations. An unmissable season highlight.

Run time

1hr 40mins (incl. interval)

Start date

November 9th, 2023

End date

November 12th, 2023



Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

31 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC, Australia, 3006
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BY TAXI: The Sturt Street entrance of the Centre is the safest place for taxis and ride share drivers to pick up and drop off. A taxi rank is located on St Kilda Road in front of the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne.

BY TRAM: Arts Precinct, Sturt St, Stop 17 is on the Route 1 service and is conveniently located at the Centre’s doorstep.

Alternatively, Stop 16, in front of the National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne Recital Centre is a short walk down Southbank Boulevard (approximately 200 metres). This stop is serviced by routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72.

BY TRAIN: The nearest station is Flinders Street, located approximately 10 minutes walk from the Centre.

BY BUS: Melbourne Bus Link operates three routes along Southbank Boulevard: Route 216, 219 and 220.

BY CAR: Limited on-street parking is available around Southbank or you can choose from a variety of conveniently located car parks close to the venue.

More information about Poet of the Violin

"Silvery-smooth tone and sure-handed virtuosity" - Gramophone

"Absorbing and brilliant" - The Guardian

Guest Director and Baroque Violin: Leila Schayegh

Lighting Designer: Ryan McDonald

Performing with: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra


Zelenka Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti, ZWV 187

Handel Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 3 No. 4, HWV 315

Leclair Violin Concerto, Op. 10 No. 5

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

Bach Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R

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