Paul Grabowsky and Andrea Lam

In 1741 J. S. Bach sketched a simple, almost transparent, aria that he then spun into thirty miraculous variations. In this concert for Musica Viva Australia, Andrea Lam and Paul Grabowsky present their very different takes on the resultant work, the Goldberg Variations.

Pianist Andrea Lam – who first performed with an orchestra at the age of thirteen, studied music at Yale, and whose praises have been sung by the Wall Street Journal – will play each note on the instrument where she earned her fame.

These notes will then be twisted and turned into something completely different when pianist Paul Grabowsky performs his own
variations. Expect nothing short of jazz improvisation on Bach’s centuries-old theme.

  • 290 King Street, Newcastle, 2300