Sunday 8 August 2021  |  2:30PM


Since winning the Royal Overseas League's Commonwealth Musician of the Year in 2016 and the ABC Young Performer of the Year in 2018, Australian violinist Emily Sun has established an international presence as an exceptional soloist and chamber musician. Her 'searing and poetic' tone (Guardian) has echoed through the vaults of London's Buckingham Palace and Wigmore Hall, the Louvre in Paris and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

Recently appointed Lecturer in Cello at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Richard Narroway is the 2020 Freedman Classical Fellow. He earned degrees from The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, before completing his Doctorate at the University of Michigan. Touring the complete Bach Cello Suites around outback Australia led to the recording of his debut album, which has been streamed over one million times and lauded by Gramophone as 'an adventure in expressive possibility'.

Pianist Vatche Jambazian recently returned to Sydney after completing a Master's degree at The Juilliard School, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Manhattan School of Music. His prize-winning performances in the Los Angeles International Piano Competition and the Australian National Piano Award in 2018 have helped affirm his reputation as one of the most exciting Australian pianists of his generation.

Emily, Richard and Vatche celebrate their collective homecomings by joining forces for the first time at UKARIA.


Ross Edwards (b. 1943)
Piano Trio

I. Allegretto
II. Poco adagio e mesto, quasi recitativo
III. Allegro assai

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

I. Molto allegro ed agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Duration | Approximately one hour without interval.
Note | Complimentary afternoon tea will be served after the performance.


The wellbeing of our audience and artists is our first priority. We've implemented a number of measures to make your experience at UKARIA as safe as possible.


UKARIA holds an SA Health approved COVID-Safe Plan enabling us to host events at full capacity (220 people), provided all patrons wear masks.

Checking In

Upon arrival, we require all patrons to register their details for contact tracing. Checking in is quick and easy:

  • Download or log in to the free mySA Gov app
  • Scan the QR code (located in the concert hall foyer) with your phone's camera
  • Enter your name and phone number
  • Follow the prompts
  • Done – you're checked in!

If you do not have a smartphone, or experience any issues checking in on your device, don't panic: we will have a sign-up sheet available in the foyer where you can manually write down your details. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will be able to assist you.


All seats are general admission. If you require mobility-impaired access, please let us know by emailing [email protected] or phoning (08) 8227 1277.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be provided in the foyer and temporary bar (see below for more information).

Entering the Auditorium

The doors of the auditorium will open approximately thirty minutes prior to the start time of the event. Please see our front-of-house team in the foyer, who will check your ticket details and direct you to an usher who will help you find your seats.


Architect Anton Johnson's design for the new alfresco space, visualised by perspective artist Michael Blazewicz

In response to the wonderful growth of our cultural program, our alfresco area will be reconfigured to provide a larger and more comfortable space for patrons to enjoy at all times of the year.

Our architect Anton Johnson has designed the space to maintain the existing atmosphere and connection with the landscape, and truly embrace the garden and surrounding views. The space will be fully enclosed, and will include glass sliding doors that can be opened on warm summer days and closed on cooler winter nights. A retractable glass partition will also give us the possibility to create a separate area for small dining groups, functions and pre-concert talks.

A polished concrete floor with in-slab heating will greatly enhance the experience for dinners and lunches. A beautiful hemlock acoustic ceiling (like the one currently used in the concert hall foyer) will reduce the ambient noise during periods of congestion and provide a seamless transition into the concert hall.

In order to facilitate construction for the upgrade, the alfresco area will be closed to the public from the beginning of April until the end of September. This will have a few implications for your UKARIA experience, and will affect this performance. We greatly appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

Temporary Bar:
Refreshments and Afternoon Tea

During construction of the new alfresco, refreshments and afternoon tea will be served in our temporary bar at the southern side of the venue, adjacent to the Ngeringa Vineyards. Please exit the concert hall and head towards the artists' greenroom. Our front-of-house team will be on hand to ensure you find your way.

Toilet Access

During April–September, access to the toilets will be through the concert hall foyer, adjacent to the main entrance of the auditorium, through what was formerly our staff office. There will be signage to ensure the entrance is clearly visible, and our front-of-house team will be on hand to assist you to find your way.

Disabled Parking

There are limited disabled parking bays along the driveway on the right of the property, however we encourage patrons who have difficulty walking up the garden paths to attend events with a friend who can drop them near the top before returning down to the main car park at the bottom of the garden. The parking bays near our alfresco (usually reserved for mobility-impaired access) will not be available from the beginning of April until the end of September.

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