classical music

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to Sol3 Mio’s upcoming Sydney show (COMP CLOSED)

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There’s no-one quite like Sol3 Mio. Tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay make up the Samoan trio, who burst on to the international music scene last year with the runaway success of their debut album. A true rags–to-riches story, the trio are classically trained with contemporary influences, and manage…


GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to an André Rieu concert broadcast in cinemas (COMP CLOSED)

He’s the king of waltz, a modern day maestro – he is the unforgettable André Rieu. For 10 years, André has been delighting fans with his traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht. This year, you won’t need to fly 20 hours to experience…


Get to know the irresistibly talented Sol3 Mio

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With their happy-go-lucky attitudes, down to earth natures and incredible vocals, Auckland-based musical trio Sol3 Mio are smashing stereotypes in the world of classical music. After the runaway success of their debut album last year, this unlikely operatic trio have taken New Zealand and Australia by storm. Tonight at 7.30pm AEST, STUDIO is giving you…


10 fascinating facts about André Rieu

André Rieu has long been enchanting audiences worldwide. He’s the ‘King of Waltz’, on a mission to bring the romance back to classical music. Starting at 8pm tonight, STUDIO’s brand new 10-part series André Rieu: Welcome To My World will explore André’s life as he leads his orchestra in a series of concerts, taking you across…


WIN an intimate meet and greet with Andre Rieu in Sydney (COMP CLOSED)

Want to meet violin virtuoso André Rieu? Well this is your chance. Rieu has sold over 32 million albums globally has broken countless classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. Now, the world’s most beloved violinist is set to visit Sydney on an upcoming Australia tour, and…


In Search of Mozart

Tuesday 12 June , 9.30pm
In Search of Mozart

The first ever major documentary on the life and music of Mozart, this two-part series is told along a 25,000 mile journey that follows every step of the composer’s life. Narrated by the award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson, it was produced in association with the world’s leading opera houses, orchestras and musicians. Featuring stunning performances of…


James Rhodes – Piano Man

Wednesday 30 May, 6.00pm

With childhood abuse, drug addiction and suicide attempts behind him, James is not your typical concert pianist. But with his passion and rock-star aura, he’s bringing new audiences to classical piano. In Piano Man, James plays the music of his favourite composers, including Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. In this highly personal collection, James explains how…


STUDIO PRESENTS Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata

Monday 30 April, 8.40pm
Opera Australia La Traviata

On Monday 30 April at 8.40pm STUDIO PRESENTS the most anticipated opera event of the year – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata. Performed on the shimmering waters of Sydney Harbour, a specially built floating stage is set against the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This monumental production features a full…


Down in the Dumps? 5 Unique Places To See Classical Music

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In 2007 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed a recital in a most unusual venue– a London rubbish dump. The beautiful music of Elgar would be heard amongst the scrap metal, bin bags and shrieking gulls. The orchestra  even used instruments made from the junk. One played a violin with an artificial leg, and the other…


Chamber Music in the City

Wednesdays, 7pm

This stunning series features vibrant fine music performances recorded at Melbourne’s most iconic locations. Filmed in July 2011, it features the talented entrants to the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, a contest which showcases the best young piano trios and string quartets from around the world. Held every four years, the players are all under…


The Pavarotti Tribute Concert

Saturday 8 October , 8.30pm
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Filmed live at Jordan’s spectacular ancient city of Petra, this star-studded memorial concert was held to commemorate the first anniversary of the great Italian tenor’s death. An all-star cast of guests including , Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu and Sting join the Prague Philharmonic and conductor Eugene Kohn for what is a joyous celebration of the…


Placido Domingo: My Greatest Roles

Tuesday 4 October , 8.45pm
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Placido Domingo is one of the greatest operatic tenors in history. This compelling documentary delves into the life and times of the musical genius and tells his remarkable story in his own words. Domingo’s passion for his art is palpable as he beautifully articulates his inspirations and depth of feeling for his favourite compositions. The…


Watch: Graeme Murphy choreographs Romeo & Juliet

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How is Graeme Murphy revitalising the world’s best known love story into a fresh new retelling? In the lead-up to the world premiere of The Australian Ballet’s new production of Romeo & Juliet, step behind the curtain and into the studio as Graeme Murphy works with the dancers to choreograph each elegant step. In this…