Poet of the Violin Tickets

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


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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