This event will be postponed to 2021 due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham recently said that our international borders are likely to remain closed until the end of the year, preventing our ability to present any international artists in 2020.

For the first time since opening in 2015, we will have an entire concert season without our flagship weekend event: UKARIA 24 will not take place on Friday 16–Sunday 18 October this year. Three international artists were set to be joining us for this special event – Lawrence Power (curator/viola/violin), Torleif Thedéen (cello) and Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) – along with students from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

The good news is that we are currently working with all the musicians to reschedule the event to 2021 unchanged: where possible, the line up and program will remain the same. The weekend we have currently flagged as a possibility is Friday 24–Sunday 26 September 2021.

To our patrons who have already booked tickets to any of the concerts, or a Weekend Pass, we encourage you to keep your tickets, as they will automatically be transferred over to the new date as soon as it is confirmed. As always, you'll also have the option to log in to your account at any time and request a full refund, a gift voucher credit (valid until 31 December 2022), or gift your tickets back to UKARIA as a tax-deductible donation. If you have any questions, or experience any difficulties logging into your account, please don't hesitate to contact us on (08) 8227 1277.



Curated by Lawrence Power

UKARIA 24 is at the heart of our cultural program: a celebration of listening, and of music's centrality to contemporary existence. By giving an exceptional artist carte blanche to program the weekend however they like, we create an utterly singular experience each year.

British violist Lawrence Power will curate our next UKARIA 24. Universally praised for his 'profound musical personality' (Sunday Times), Lawrence has helped redefine how we think about the viola. In his hands, the instrument is achingly expressive, replicating the singing qualities of the human voice and transcending definitions of technical mastery.

Across the weekend, Lawrence will perform on both viola and violin with Simon Crawford-Phillips (his pianist of choice for six critically acclaimed albums on the Hyperion label), celebrated Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen, and musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). We're also delighted to welcome back Sophie Rowell (violin) and Christopher Moore (viola).

Gabrielle Nankivell and Thomas Fonua from Australian Dance Theatre join Lawrence in the opening concert to recreate the seldom-performed 'action for dance' in Luciano Berio's Naturale. You'll also hear Piazzolla's dazzling Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Taneyev's monumental Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30, and Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21. Central to the weekend is the Australian premiere of a new work by Thomas Adès, commissioned for Lawrence Power by an international circle that includes UKARIA and some of the world's great festivals.

Join us for a conversation you can't hear anywhere else.

Lawrence Power | Curator / Viola / Violin
Simon Crawford-Phillips | Piano
Torleif Thedéen | Cello
Christopher Moore | Viola
Sophie Rowell | Violin
Gabrielle Nankivell | Dancer
Thomas Fonua | Dancer
Musicians from The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

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