C a l e n d a r

Upcoming Performances

Friday, 1 November 2019, 7pm
The Young Schumann and Brahms - Piano Duo concert with pianist Quang Hong Luu
Sydney Piano World, Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Program:

Schumann: Kinderszenen op. 15 (Luu)

Schumann: Symphonic Etudes op. 13 (Dharma)

~intermission~

Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 1 in d minor op. 15 (Luu, soloist and Dharma, orchestral piano)

Free admission. Bookings essential at Sydney Piano World.

Recent Past Performances

Sunday, 28 July 2019, 2pm
From Hidden Valleys - Gala Concert
Gloucester Soldiers Club
Gloucester, NSW, Australia

Program:

Billingham: Illawarra Panorama

Billingham: In Every Room

Billingham: Her Majesty's Horses

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'Un Lieu Cher, op. 42

Liszt: Reminiscenses de Don Juan

~intermission~

Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor, op. 19

Saturday, 27 July 2019, 2pm
From Hidden Valleys - Gala Concert
Manning Valley Entertainment Centre
Taree, NSW, Australia

Program:

Billingham: Illawarra Panorama

Billingham: In Every Room

Billingham: Her Majesty's Horses

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'Un Lieu Cher, op. 42

Liszt: Reminiscenses de Don Juan

~intermission~

Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor, op. 19

Tickets available at the door, or online.

Saturday, 20 July 2019, 7pm
Duo Recital with violinist Bora Kim
Willoughby Uniting Church, 10 Clanwilliam St, Willoughby
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Witness the virtuosic mastery and artistic sensitivity of Canadian violinist Bora Kim in her Australian debut recital - of Romantic Reminiscences. Joined by Australian pianist Samuel Dharma, the performance opens tenderly with Brahms' Violin Sonata no. 2 (one of only two works he marked "amabile" or lovingly) before exploring the various rich characters imbued in works by Ysaÿe, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. The program will also premiere a dramatic work for violin and piano by Australian composer Jane Kim.

Program:

Brahms: Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano in A major, op 100
Ysaÿe: Sonata no. 3 for solo Violin in d minor ("Ballade")
Gershwin/Heifetz: Three Preludes for Piano
~intermission~
Kim: Via Dolorosa (premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'Un Lieu Cher, op. 42
Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo in C major, op 34

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 7pm
Guest performance, Fundraiser for the Sydney International Piano Masterclass Festival
St Andrew's Anglican Church, Cnr Cleveland & Water Sts, Wahroonga
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Program:

Brahms: Intermezzo in A major op. 118 no. 2

Liszt: Reminiscenses de Don Juan

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 7:30pm
Duo Recital with cellist Joëlle Mauris
St Andrew's Uniting Church, Cnr Vernon & Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Swiss cellist Mauris joins forces with Australian pianist Dharma in their first recital together after six years. Having enthralled audiences in Toronto, Canada, they will once again share their love and passion for the vivacious joy of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no. 3 in A major and the intimate brooding of Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in g minor.

Program:

L.v. Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 3 in A major, op. 69

~pause~

S. Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor, op. 19

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 5:30pm
Piano Romances - Solo Recital
Sydney Piano World, Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood
Sydney, NSW, Australia

An afternoon of lavishly romantic program of 19th-century piano works. Tender melodies abound in the first two movements of Schubert's Sonata in A major, concluding with a charming lilt. Moments of quiet contemplation and sadness prevail in Chopin's Etudes. Liszt's virtuosic writing brings to live three remarkable scenes from Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni; Don Juan's encounter with the devil, the duet with Zerlina as he woos her, and the jubilant Champagne aria.

At the conclusion of the solo program, Samuel will be joined by his wife, Jane Kim, to perform Rachmaninoff's Romance for 2 pianos.
 

Program:

F. Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major op.120, D.664

F. Chopin: Etudes op. 25 nos. 6 & 7

F. Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan

S. Rachmaninoff: "Romance" from Suite no. 2 for 2 pianos op. 17 (with Jane Kim)

Admission is free. Booking required through Sydney Piano World.

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 7:30pm
Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra
St Alban's Anglican Church, Pembroke St, Epping
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Solo piano and chamber orchestra performances of works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams and Australian composer Jonathan Billingham.

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 2pm
Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra
New College, University of New South Wales, Kensington
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Solo piano and chamber orchestra performances of works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams and Australian composer Jonathan Billingham.

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2pm
Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra
St Paul's Anglican Church, 61 Ravenshaw St, Gloucester
Gloucester, NSW, Australia

Solo piano and chamber orchestra performances of works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams and Australian composer Jonathan Billingham.

Saturday, 28 May 2017, 2pm
Tallowdale Chamber Orchestra
Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree
Taree, NSW, Australia

Solo piano and chamber orchestra performances of works by Ravel, Vaughan-Williams and Australian composer Jonathan Billingham.

Saturday, 12 November 2016, 7:30pm
Solo Recital
St Andrew's Uniting Church, Cnr Vernon & Chisholm Sts, South Turramurra
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Experience the operatic Mozart and dramatic Beethoven. Revel in the ravishing sounds of Ravel and beautiful melodies by the soulful Schubert—one of his favorite tunes ever! The evening ends with Liszt’s virtuosic bravado.

Program:

W.A. Mozart: Sonata in F major K.332

L.v. Beethoven: Sonata in f minor op. 57 ("Appassionata")

Interval

M. Ravel: "Ondine" from Gaspard de la Nuit

F. Schubert: Impromptu op. 142 no. 3 in B-flat Major ("Rosamunde")

F. Liszt: Reminiscenses de Don Juan

Light refreshments will be served during interval. Tickets are available to purchase online on eventbrite or at the door.

Friday, 17 June 2016, 7pm
Showcase Recital, Exclusive Piano Group
Better Music, 18 Salamander Ct, Phillip
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Program:

F. Schubert: Impromptu op. 142 no. 3 in B-flat Major

S. Rachmaninoff: 6 Moments Musicaux op. 16 (selections)

C. Debussy: Les Collinees d'Anacapri

F. Liszt: La Campanella

Sunday, 25 October 2015, 2pm
Solo Recital, Music Shoalhaven
Nowra School of Arts, Berry St, Nowra
Nowra, NSW, Australia

 

Program:

 

L.v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major op. 101

F. Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60

Interval

F. Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D.946 no. 1 in E-flat minor

S. Rachmaninoff: 6 Moments Musicaux op. 16

 

 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 1:30pm
Solo Recital, Roseville Music Club
St Luke's Presbyterian Church, 28 Lord St, Roseville
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Program:

 

L.v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major op. 101

F. Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60

Interval

J. Haydn: Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob.XVI:41

R. Schumann: Symphonic Etudes op. 13

 

 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 12pm
Sydney International Piano Masterclass Festival
Pymble Ladies' College, Avon Road, Pymble
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Three studies from Twelve Transcendental Concert Studies on Themes from the Australian Poets for piano.

 

No. 1, "Snatched Voices"

No. 5, "Red Autumn in Valvins"

No. 10, "Wild Cherries and Honeycomb"

 

 

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 8pm
Solo Recital
Lane Cove Music & Cultural Centre
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

The concert program opens with one of Ludwig van Beethoven's last Piano Sonatas. It segues way to one of Frédéric Chopin’s most popular works, the Barcarolle, which is an intimate Venetian boat song. The second half begins with a selection of Preludes by the French Impressionist composer, Claude Debussy, and ends with a collection of largely dark, despondent pieces entitled Moments Musicaux by the melancholic Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 

Program:

 

L.v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A Major op. 101

F. Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60

Interval

C. Debussy: Preludes Bk. I (No. 8, "La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin" and No. 5, "Les Collinees d'Anacapri")

S. Rachmaninoff: 6 Moments Musicaux op. 16

 

Light refreshments will be served during interval. Tickets are available at the door, however due to limited seating, online booking is recommended.

 

 

Notable Past Performances

 

Sunday, 22 July 2012, 2:30pm
Recital, East-West Philharmonic
72 Erskine, Sydney CBD
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Program:

 

R. Schumann: Waldszenen op. 82

S. Rachmaninoff: 6 Moments Musicaux op. 16

 

 

Friday, 29 May 2012, 7pm
Concerto with Conductor Steven Hillinger
UNSW Orchestra, Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Program:

F. Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E-flat major

Thursday, 28 February 2012, 12pm
Chamber Music Concert, Canadian Opera Company
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Program:

L. Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet

 

Monday, 19 December 2011, 8pm
Private Recital, celebrating the birthday of Michael Koerner
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Program:

 

H. Dutilleux: Sonata for Piano

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 12pm
Duo Recital with cellist Hannah Jackson
Colours of Music, Hi-Way Pentecostal Church
Barrie, ON, Canada

Program:

L.v. Beethoven: Cello Sonata op. 69 in A major

S. Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata op. 19 in g minor

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 12pm
Piano Duo Recital with pianist Matthew Ming Li
Colours of MusicHi-Way Pentecostal Church
Barrie, ON, Canada

Program:

W. A. Mozart: Sonata in D major for 2 pianos KV448

F. Schubert: Fantasie in f minor D940

F. Schubert: Rondo in A major D951

© 2015 by Samuel Dharma.

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