Beethoven, Brahms and Poetry

4th March 2018, Sunday 2pm – Wyselaskie Auditorium

Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 24 ‘Spring’

Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 28

Scherzo de la Sonate, FAE

Annabel Green will recite poetry about Spring and Autumn before each Sonata, including a Regenlied, the poem on which the last movement of the Brahms Sonata is based.

Violinist Isin Cakmakcioglu has been praised by critics for his expressive lyricism, elegance and brilliance. Isin is pursuing a busy chamber music and solo career as well as performing for radio broadcasts, recordings and concerts in many countries around the world. He has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since migrating to Australia in 1993. Isin is a member of the Fidelio String Quartet. The ensemble launched their three-year long Beethoven Quartet Cycle at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2017 where they will perform all of Beethoven’s quartets.










Australian Pianist, Producer and Presenter, Caroline Almonte, has a reputation as a gifted, versatile and sensitive artist. She studied with Stephen McIntyre at the VCA and Oxana Yablonskaya at the Juilliard School, New York. Caroline gives regular solo and chamber music recitals, masterclasses and lectures around Australia and overseas. Alongside her stage performances, Caroline has a prolific teaching career and is passionate about working with young people. She teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Caroline has been involved in several projects with the AYO, MYO and AMEB where she was a recording artist and the producer of the recent solo piano series.

Annabel Green trained at Drama Studio London and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Since graduating she has performed as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe in The Honest Whore, the Rose Playhouse’s Much Ado about Nothing, Art Installation Projects Bitter Sweet Phonics and Prosopopeia as well as short films Trust and Bad Advice, Romantic Gesture. Annabel co-founded Theatre Company Full-skirted Productions, taking original shows The Object of my Affection and Two Femmes and a Fatale to the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. She was a regular performer with with The Early Arts Guild of Victoria reciting poetry and classical monologues. Annabel is delighted to be performing for the first time with the Lyrebird Music Society.