“Duo Chamber Mélange…brought out the Beethoven work’s sunny exuberance with tight ensemble work, rhythmic clarity and impressive assurance” ( Stringendo ,vol.37, Australia, 2015)
“Full marks to this well-established partnership for taking the trouble to mount to admirably focused recital.....Here was an exemplary, driving collaboration, confident in its negotiation …Tomaskova’s vehemence and Smolyar’s unfussy but determined drive well harnessed for a highly persuasive interpretation”(The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 2015).
Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians, Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano). Each of them produced numerous recordings for national and international broadcasters and performed in many prominent venues across three continents.
A number of composers have written music for them as soloists and chamber musicians. Duo Chamber Melange’s versatile repertoire embraces classical and contemporary music with recent performances of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Dvorak, Smetana, Constantinescu, Dreyfus, Eben, Faure, Debussy, Martinu and world premieres of renowned Australian, European and American composers. Duo Chamber Melange has recorded for ABC Classic FM, 3MBS and on a number of international broadcasters, released CDs on Move and Schimmel International Artists Collection labels. Their recent international engagements included broadcasts on Czech and Romanian National Radio, concert tours and masterclasses in Singapore and Hong Kong. Their masterful performances are engaging and moving, a true art of music-making.
Filipino raised in Belgium with more than 10 years of experience working in French fine dining (including Hilton Hotel in Brussels, and other signature restaurants) Mark will present his cooking art demo for our guests
Mark's accomplishments: Overseas : Hilton Hotel, Brussels Cafe de Paris, Newport, Belgium Australia, Melbourne: Scholars Wine Bar French fine dining restaurant.