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  • 1 August, 2024, 8pm, Tempo Rubato, Melbourne. 

          ANTOINE FLORES GRACIA (Saxophone) & YIYUN GU​ (Piano)


Robert SCHUMANN Fantasiestucke, Op. 73

Jules DEMERSSEMAN Fantaisie sur un thème original

Barry COCKCROFT Melbourne Sonata

Claude DEBUSSY Rhapsodie

Manuel de FALLA 7 canciones populares españolas

Sergei RACHMANINOV Vocalise


  • 5 March 2023, 2pm, Lyrebird Music Society, MATTHEW RIGBY & YIYUN GU, Wyselaskie Auditorium


Beethoven            Sonata No. 5 Op. 24 "Spring"

Debussy                The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Debussy                Clair de Lune

Franck                   Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano



  • 27 November 2022 6pm, Montsalvat, ROMANTIC SONATAS - MATTHEW RIGBY & YIYUN GU

An exciting yet deeply introspective programme pairs two pillars of the violin and piano duo repertoire, Brahms Sonata no. 3 and Strauss Sonata showcasing the range of expression and colours possible on these two instruments. This emotive concert bristling with passion and virtuosity by two of Australias finest musicians is not to be missed.


Johannes Brahms              Sonata for violin and piano no. 3 
Zhang Nan                          Love Song of Hani 
Richard Strauss                  Sonata for violin and piano 
Astor Piazzolla                   Vuelvo al Sur 

  • 20 November 2022, 8pm, Methodist Ladies' College, with Melbourne Sinfonia

Mendelssohn            Hebrides Overture

Mendelssohn            Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings (Matthew Rigby violin, Yiyun Gu piano)

Beethoven                 Symphony No. 8

  • 1 September 2022 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, "Yiyun Gu – From Peking Opera to Don Giovanni"


Percy Grainger         Ramble on the Love-Duet from Der Rosenkavalier (arr. Percy Grainger) 

Eugene Goossens    Suite from ‘East of Suez’, Op.33

A-Mao Wang             Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mo, Chou

Franz Liszt                 Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418

  • 8 May 2022 5pm, "Brahms and Dances -- Yiyun Gu and Matthew Rigby

fortyfivedownstairs theatre (45 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000, Victoria)


Experience the full range of power, raw emotion, and beauty of sound possible on violin and piano with Matthew Rigby and Yiyun Gu. This concert combines Brahms’ 3rd Sonata for violin and piano, with dance inspired music such as the sublime melodies of Tchaikovsky’s ballet violin solos (arranged for violin and piano), and passionate Piazzolla tangos. fortyfivedownstairs welcomes back both Yiyun (following her virtuosic recitals in 2020 and 21) and Matthew for a performance we’re sure will delight music lovers.

  • 29 March 2022 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, "Yiyun Gu – Tales of the Wind, the Night & the Far East"


Tchaikovsky/Pletnev     Concert Suite from the Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ 

An-Lun Huang               Dream of Dun Huang, Op.29

Maurice Ravel                Gaspard de la nuit, M.55

 ‘[A] rising star.’ Limelight magazine

Chinese-Australian pianist Yiyun Gu’s enlightening concerts highlight the best voices in Eastern and Western compositions. Showcasing different styles, cultures and sources of inspiration, her passionate performances promise a wealth of new discoveries to cherish.

This event is part of Piano Day 2022. An annual celebration of the piano on the 88th day of the year, founded by Nils Frahm.



  • From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera at fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne, 23rd April at 7pm

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  • Candlelight Concert series: Mozart's Best Works: 16th, 17th, 18th, 30th, 31th March 2021

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  • Monday 16 November 2020, 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, "From Peking Opera to Don Giovanni"

Book online or Box Office 03 9699 3333  Tickets: Standard $40 ($29 Concession)

Based on themes from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, Liszt’s dramatic fantasy Réminiscences de Don Juan demands technical brilliance, as one of the most difficult pieces in the piano repertoire. In Goossens we rediscover the mysterious incidental music written for Maugham’s 1920s play East of Suez. Based on a story set in Beijing, it delves into the intersection of cultural traditions. Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mo, Chou by young Chinese composer Wang A Mao takes inspiration from the five traditional roles in Peking Opera (Beijing Opera), the quintessence of Chinese theatre. Through the powers of solo piano, this work brings the famous characters to life (male/female, old/young, hero/clown) – conjuring the colourful costumes, painted faces, movements, gestures, background music and voices. Drawn together under the theme of music for the stage, these inspired works are full of excitement, highlighting contrasting musical languages, from East to West, from traditional to contemporary.


Eugene Goossens
Suite from ‘East of Suez’, Op.33

Wang A Mao
Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mo, Chou

Franz Liszt
Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418

  Book online or 03 9662 9966, ticket price: $25 – $40


Leopold Godowsky
Java Suite (Phonoramas: Tonal Journeys for the Pianoforte)
– Gamelan
– Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow plays
– Hari Besaar, The Great day

Astor Piazzolla
Tango Suite for Pianoforte
1. Diciso
2. Andante rubato, melancolico
3. Allegro

Mily Balakirev
Islamey, Op.18 (2nd version)

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition


  •   Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, "MAGIC PIANO & THE CHOPIN SHORTS", Saturday 12th October, 11:30 AM

​Animated film concert with live solo piano created by Oscar® award-winning creators BreakThru Films brings the music of Chopin Etudes to glorious life with a kaleidoscope of unique animations. 

CHOPIN Selected Études Op 10 and Op 25

Leopold Godowsky
Java Suite ‘Phonoramas: Tonal journeys for the pianoforte’
-Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow plays
-Hari Besaar, The Great day

Mily Balakirev
Islamey, Op.18 (2nd version)

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition



  •  Sunday 7th October, 2pm --- St. George's Church, Melbourne


  •  Thursday 12th April, 1-2pm --- Federation Square, Melbourne

        Open concert for Australian National Piano Award and Greater Shepparton City Council


   Sonata in G major Opus 14 No 2 (first movt)
   Sonata in C major Opus 2 No 3 (first movt) 

   Paganini Etude No 6 in A minor 

    Waltz opus 69 No 1 
    Waltz opus 69 No 2 
  Waltz opus 64 No 2 

    Nocturne opus 9 No 2 
  Nocturne opus 48 No 1 
Schubert - Impromptus opus 90
   No 2 in E flat major 
   No 3 in G flat major 
   No 4 in A flat major 

  •  Monday 26th March, 6PM "East Meets West"---- Melbourne Recital Centre, Spotlight series 


"Bringing together the music of East and West, pianist Yiyun Gu fuses six thematic groups in a program featuring bells and moonlight, the water spring and fish to fiery tango and the sombre tones of a funeral. 

Explore music of the Romantic and Impressionist eras right through to contemporary Latin and Chinese music as Chinese-born Australian pianist Yiyun Gu performs Tan Dun, Gao Ping, Mo Fan, Debussy, Liszt and Piazzolla."


I. Spring

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Dreaming of The Tiger Spring --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Beside a Spring,  S160/4, (1855)


II. Funeral

    Tan Dun (1957- ), Ancient Burial --- from “Eight Memories in Watercolor”, (1979/2003)

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886), The Funeral Gondola, S200/II, (1886)


III. Bells

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Evening Bell on Nan Ping Hill --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Bells Through the Leaves --- from Images Book 2, (1907)


IV.  Moonlight

    Tan Dun (1957- ), Missing Moon --- from “Eight Memories in Watercolor”, (1979/2003)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), The Moon Sets Over the Ancient Temple --- from Images Book 2, (1907)


V.  Fish

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Watching Fish at Flower Harbor --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Goldfish --- from Images Book 2, (1907)


VI.  Tango

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Tango No.2  “Andante rubato, melancolico” from Tango Suite (1985),  arranged for piano solo by Yamamoto

    Gao Ping (1970- ), Dance Fury—Homage to Astor Piazzolla, (2000)



  Sunday 15th October, 11:30 AM ---- Port Fairy Music Festival, Victoria, Australia

  Sunday 22nd October, Healsville, time TBA


  Sunday 19 June 4:00 pm ----- Cadencia Ensemble

                   Yiyun Gu- piano
                   Joanna Tidy- Cello
                   Sandy Lin- Flute

In a delightful program of chamber works for Flute, Piano, and Cello, the Cadencia Ensemble brings musical charm and delight to         Healesville. Compositions from Farrenc, Bolling, Grieg, and Piazzolla will drive away the Winter blues. Interval refreshments provided.


Venue: 59 Healesville-KooWeeRup Road   Healesville, Victoria

  Wednesday 17 Feb 7:30 pm

              Brunswick Beethoven Festival

                  Brunswick Uniting Church, 212 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Vic      

                  Tickets are purchased at the door, no reserved seating. Ticket Prices: $30, $25 concession



                        Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3 in C Major   
                        Chopin Nocturne Op.48 No.1 in C Minor   
                        Beethoven Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor  "Appassionata"    




  •         Saturday  21 November  7:30pm

                         Perform as the special guest for Sophie's Voice Choir, playing selected sections from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. 

                         Victorian Artists Society Building

                         430 Albert St, East Melbourne


  •          Saturday 24 Oct    7:30pm


The East Timor Hospital Support Fund in association with the Team of Pianists & National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
presents DOLLARS FOR DILI a fund-raising concert for the Dili Hospital

Saturday October 24, 2015
7.30pm Refreshments 
8.00pm Concert 

At "Glenfern"
417 Inkerman Street, (corner Inkerman and Hotham Streets), East St Kilda Melway 58 F10

BRUCE (YIFAN) QIN (piano solo) 
Chopin – Nocturne Op. 48 no. 1 
Chopin – Scherzo in B-flat minor 
Liszt – Waldesrauschen

YIYUN GU (piano solo)
Scarlatti – Sonata in D minor, K 141 
Rachmaninoff – Liebesleid
Liszt – Mephisto Waltz no. 1

- I N T E R V AL -

Special guest artist
DANIEL CARISON (bass-baritone), with GEOFFREY URQUART (piano)
Brahms – Vier Ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs)

Tickets $70 per head, including pre-concert refreshments provided by Peter Friedrich and Dr. Fiona Cochrane

Limited off-street parking available (please park only in uncovered areas) - enter off Inkerman Stree



  • Tuesday 17 February    7pm      Yiyun Gu piano    3MBS Fine Music Melbourne 103.5FM 'The Telant' Live Broadcast


  • Saturday 30 May     8pm     Cadencia Ensemble   

     Music Lover's Society    Ewing Memorial Uniting Church, coner of coppin Street and Burke Road, Malvern East, Melbourne


  • Saturday 15 August      8pm      Yiyun Gu piano    

     Music Lover's Society    Ewing Memorial Uniting Church, coner of coppin Street and Burke Road, Malvern East, Melbourne




  • Saturday 13 December 3pm     Cadencia Ensemble

Wyselaskie Auditorium, Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.


The newly launched Cadencia Ensemble is formed by Melbourne pianist Yiyun Gu, violinist Harry Tsai, flautist Sandy Lin and cellist Joanna Tidy. The four members are talented young solo artists in their own right as well as being involved in chamber and orchestral performances. On the 13th of December, Cadencia Ensemble will play a combination of trio and duo works by Rachmaninoff, Hummel, Nino Rota, Halvorsen and Piazzolla. 


HUMMEL Trio for flute, cello and piano
--- Adagio, Variations and Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78

NINO ROTA Trio for flute, violin and piano (1958)

PIAZZOLLA Selection of works 

HALVORSEN Passacaglia

RACHMANINOFF Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Tickets: $15/$10 concession




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