Australian duo team up for rare Queensland performance
ONE of the most appreciated and awarded tenor-piano duets in Europe will be performing in Mossman next Monday, but don’t be surprised if they have Aussie accents.
Both Andrew Goodwin, the principal tenor with the acclaimed Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, and concert pianist Daniel de Borah were born in Australia before blazing a trail through Europe.
Andrew has been the Bolshoi’s principal tenor since 1996, singing the prestigious lead role in Russian opera Eugene Onegin.
His performance as principal tenor in Eugene Onegin at Milan’s La Scala was broadcast on Italy’s national radio.
Remarkably for an Australian, Andrew was invited to sing the lead role in a Spanish opera at the famous Liceu in Barcelona.
His accompanist, Daniel de Borah, has won many major prizes at international piano competitions, including the Arthur Rubenstein competition in Poland and the Sydney International.
He has given solo recitals and concert performances with major orchestras across Europe from England to Russia, including the Royal Philharmonic, and in Australia.
Their far north Queensland tour is a warm-up for major performances in Sydney later this month and the United Kingdom next year.
“They’re both fabulous performers,” said Herman Soenario, the Mossman concert’s organiser. “Andrew is a remarkable tenor. “Audiences might remember his last tour of north Queensland two years ago, when he wowed the crowds.
“As a duo, Andrew and Daniel have earned their reputation as formidable performers.”
The program at the St David’s church in Mossman will include opera arias, Schumann’s Liederkreis, songs by Richard Strauss and piano solos by Brahms.
The concert starts at 7pm at St David’s Church next Monday, November 8.
Tickets are available at the door for $25 or $20 for pensioners and $10 for youth tickets.
Enchanting: Pianist Daniel de Borah
Formidable: Tenor Andrew Goodwin