The Next Recital

Monday, 22 October 2018

  • The Main Hall at St Peter’s Church, Cnr Gisborne and Albert Streets, East Melbourne.
    The green doors opposite St Patricks Cathedral.

  • 11.45 am for Refreshments with the Recital 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

  • Cost $10 - tea/coffee and cake provided - BYO sandwiches

  • Please notify the Austral Salon of your intention to attend.

  • For further information see About page


Mana Ohashi is an up and coming violinist born and raised in Melbourne and currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music under the tutelage of Robin Wilson. Since beginning her studies at the age of three in the Suzuki Method with Kim Bishop, her passion has seen her flourish in many musical contexts in her pursuit to becoming a more and more versatile musician.

Mana was an Athenaeum Club prizewinner for her performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in d minor in the ANAM Concerto Competition. She has been concertmaster of the ANAM orchestra for several ANAM concerts including the Bernstein Celebration concert and Mozart Symphony 39, 40 & 41 Concert, both held at the Melbourne Recital Centre under world-renowned conductors.

Her thirst for inspiration has allowed her to see many different parts of the world and meet many other like-minded musicians. In July, she traveled to Banff, Canada with her string quartet to participate in the EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet program and was also selected to take part in the upcoming Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy program to be held in Germany in November.

The New York Times has said about Elyane, “a pianist with a polished technique. . . . dazzling power . . . and an impeccable sense of style.” A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City, Elyane has delighted audiences on five continents for her imaginative and strongly individual playing. Originally from the USA, she has now established herself as one of Australia’s finest pianists, having appeared in the MSO’s Metropolis Festival with Marcus Stenz and on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS in studio recordings and live broadcasts.

As a soloist, Elyane has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and Europe. Since its inception, Elyane has participated in the 3MBS Marathons, having played in all 6 as a soloist and chamber musician. Her most recent recital tours in France included solo recitals, Dvorak Piano Quintet with the Quatuor Joachim, and several WW1 Centenary commemorative recitals. She has recorded a solo cd “Just for You”, “These Little Things” with Sydney-based violinist Jemima Littlemore, and most recently “Humanation” with Melbourne-based cellist Luke Severn.

This year is an exciting one with Elyane’s first solo performances in Kobe, Japan and Changchun, China, concerts in Washington State, Massachussetts and New York, and return engagements in the north of France. This June also marks the launch of Elyane’s most recent project, performances of all 27 Mozart piano concertos with orchestras around Australia.

Mana and Elyane’s program on the 22nd. includes Australian composer Anthony Wilson’s Une Idée, Sonata No. 1 in G major by Brahms, Chausson’s Poème and Arvo Pärt’s Fratres.

Anthony Wilson is a music teacher and composer whose orchestral music has been performed by several Victorian orchestras. His chamber music has been performed by a variety of performers/ensembles such as the Silo String Quartet, Michael Kieran Harvey, Elyane Laussade, Sarah Curro and Tim Veldman.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this Lunchtime Recital at St Peter's.  


Mana Ohashi

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Elyane Laussade