Melody Eötvös on storytelling through sonata form

For many, the piano sonata carries a historical tag, rendering it a daunting prospect for the modern composer. But, for composer Melody Eötvös, the sonata is what it is, and will always be used by composers as a means to an end – as a sort of container. The Australian composer takes us into her new music. Melody Eötvös’ Piano Sonata No. 1 will feature in The Sonata Project: Bernadette Harvey at 7pm, November 11.

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What is the future of classical piano music?

Thanks Limelight Magazine for featuring my response to this question and delving into the depths of the four new sonatas I’ll be premiering at my Sonata Project on 11 November at The Sydney Conservatorium. "I am enlarging the number of large-scale, serious solo works for piano written by female Australian composers. I hope for a time when these compositions are featured in serious piano recital programmes the world over."

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Reimagining Sonatas for a New Generation with Flowers, Art and Romance Was Born

Thank you Broadsheet for such an insightful piece about my upcoming concert at the Sydney Conservatorium on Sat, 11 Nov! The set design by Lynne Bradley Interiors will be out of this world. It will take the classic piano recital to the next level!! Check out the article in my bio to see who I’m collaborating with (fashion label Romance Was Born, star artist Lara Merrett and Designer Rugs – and that’s just the appetiser)! .

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Music's Suit

Yesterday, I watched the most recent incarnation of Spiderman with my son on the big screen. There was a line delivered by Tony Stark (Ironman) to Peter Parker (Spiderman):  “If you’re nothing without the suit then you shouldn’t wear it”. 
This little scene resonated powerfully in me.
I thought about my own career in Music.

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