Sarah Grunstein returns to Australia to perform Beethoven’s last sonatas

Praised by The New York Times for her “penetrating musical intelligence”, internationally acclaimed pianist Sarah Grunstein performs Beethoven’s last Sonatas at the intimate Primrose Potter Salon at Melbourne Recital Hall and the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House.

Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas are considered to be the summit of his writing for the piano. They are also, especially Op. 111, incredibly hard to play, both technically and interpretatively.

Sarah Grunstein has graced stages globally, earning comparisons to musical legends like Dame Myra Hess and Wanda Landowska. As a Steinway Artist trained at the Sydney Conservatorium and The Juilliard School, she embodies a sought-after blend of historical performance interpretations and contemporary excellence. Grunstein, a passionate educator, has conducted masterclasses and has performed across the UK, Europe, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia.

Returning to her homeland in 2024, she brings her enchanting presence to The Salon and The Utzon Room, inviting audiences to experience the transcendent beauty of Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas. This performance not only showcases Grunstein’s virtuosity but also reflects her dedication to connecting with audiences, fostering a shared appreciation for the timeless power of classical music.

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111


Wednesday, 27 March, 2024, 7.30pm
Primrose Potter Salon
Melbourne Recital Centre

Book now: Melbourne Recital Centre
or call the box office on 03 9699 3333

Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm
Utzon Room
Sydney Opera House

Book now:
or call the box office on 02 9250 7777

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