Issue 3
Monday, 14 March 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
The internationally renowned pianist Marian Pivka and violinist Eliseu Silva will perform at CDU
The internationally renowned pianist Marian Pivka and violinist Eliseu Silva will perform at CDU

Award-winning musicians to perform

Music lovers will have the opportunity to attend a special performance by two award-winning musicians from Portugal at Charles Darwin University this month.

The internationally renowned pianist Marian Pivka and violinist Eliseu Silva will perform one show on Thursday, 24 March at the CDU Performance Studio.

The pair will perform works for violin and piano by Beethoven, Wieniavsky, Kreisler, Dvorak, Granados and Gardel as part of the concert presented by the CDU School of Creative Arts and Humanities.

Eliseu Silva has been playing the violin since the age of five. He was the first Portuguese violinist to join the Gustav Mahler Legen Orchestra and has toured in Europe and Japan with the maestro Pierre Boulez.

The winner of many national and international violin competitions, he is currently completing his PhD at the Evora University in Musicology, Performance and Interpretation.

He is a Maestro and musical Director in the Oporto Youth Orchestra of Bonjoia.

Marian Pivka started his musical studies at age eight in Slavonic Hungary. He moved to Russia to study with well-known professor Vera Gornostayeva at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, graduating with the highest distinction, and has gone on to win several international piano competitions.

He has toured worldwide and played in countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, England, Japan, Bulgaria, Romania, recording countless musical collaborations with European orchestras.

He lives in Portugal where he has worked for several years at the Oporto University of Music and plays with violinist Eliseu Silva in a duo called "Paris Deuxbut".

The special performance will be held on Thursday, 24 March at 7pm at the Performance Studio, building Orange 6, room 1.08, Casuarina campus. Entry is via gold coin donation. All proceeds will go towards musical programs at the Centre for Youth and Community Music.