Duo concert with the Czech superstar songstress Iva Bittova
Iva Bittova, voice & violin; Lisa Moore, voice & piano.
Program includes folk songs, lieder, jazz and improvisations ranging from Johannes Brahms, Bela Bartok, Leos Janacek to Don Byron and Rufus Wainwright. See Iva Bittova’s website.
“The evening’s repertoire ranged from East European classical and folk pieces to songs by Randy Newman and John Lennon. There were also lullabies, where Bittova’s shrill birdcalls, fingers snaps and foot stamps dissolved into graceful lyrics (in Czech, English or Russian) and luminous piano accompaniment by Moore. For the audience it was like spending a few hours down the rabbit hole of Alice in Wonderland. Superb. New York based Australian pianist Lisa Moore complemented Bittova perfectly. In some ways she played the “straight” partner to Bittova, creating intuitively minimal instrumental foils for the Czech artists’ surreal vocal excursions. But she could sweep across the keyboard in rhapsodic glissandi to mirror Bittova in full flight, or coax the audience into becoming “grunters” or “clappers” on an idiosyncratic piano etude.” — Jessica Nicholas, The Age (Australia, May ’08)
For bookings or more information please contact Lisa Moore.