Author: Elyane Laussade

Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto – 2 June 2024 – Bendigo, VIC

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A spirited burst of energy from Strauss’s Radetzky March kicks off this rousing program, from which follows an extraordinary exploration of the relationship between music and power.

Finding himself in the life-endangering displeasure of Stalin after his bold and inaccessible opera – the ‘muddle instead of music’ – Shostakovich was scrambling to get back into political favour. His fifth symphony did the trick: its optimistic fanfare finale and simple, sing-able melodies apparently patriotic enough to satisfy the Soviet agenda.

Worlds away from the grit of Shostakovich, Beethoven’s beloved fifth piano concerto – ‘The Emperor’ – casts off the grim Soviet shadow. Not without its own political embroilment, ‘The Emperor’ was once dedicated to Beethoven’s hero Napoleon Bonaparte, before Beethoven famously struck his name from the manuscript in disgust after he assumed the position of emperor.

Bringing her dazzling touch to this joyous work is acclaimed concert pianist Elyane Laussade. Elyane returns after numerous successful performances with the BSO to continue her Beethoven residency. This is the second instalment in a very treasured collaboration which sees Elyane perform all of the Beethoven piano concertos with BSO.

Join us for this special celebration of warmth and light, and experience the many faces of heroism in this truly compelling concert.

Type of event:Performance
Start time:2:30pm
End time:4:30pm
Venue:10 Gaol Road, Bendigo VIC
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Ticket pricing/options:BV&E Members: $42
Adult: $52
Concession: $47
Child (under 16): $20

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Chamber Music on Agitation Hill – 12 May 2024


Australian operatic tenor Michael Petruccelli and internationally renowned pianist Elyane Laussade will collaborate once again in a recital of songs to warm the spirit and fill the heart.

The concert is on Sunday May 12th at the Anglican Church Castlemaine at 3pm.

Ticket prices are $40 or $35 concession


Sunday 12 May 2024 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (UTC+10)


Anglican Church Castlemaine
Corner of Mostyn and Kennedy St, Castlemaine Victoria 3450


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Chamber Music Series 2024 on Agitation Hill – 17 March 2024


This is the first of three chamber music concerts featuring outstanding Melbourne based pianist Elyane Laussade. The concert is at the Anglican Church Castlemaine at 3pm on Sunday March 17th 2024.
Tickets are $40 or $35 concession

The program titled ‘Fantasies and Dreams’ will include W. A. Mozart: Fantasy in C Minor K. 475, Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major Opus 17,
J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy BWV 903, Stuart Greenbaum : The Dream from Ice Man, Fauré: Après un Rêve
Franz: Liszt Liebestraum No. 3 and Verdi/Liszt: Rigoletto Fantasy.


Sunday 17 March 2024 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (UTC+11)


Anglican Church Castlemaine
Corner of Kennedy and Forest St., Castlemaine Victoria 3450

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Conoscere la Musica – 27 March 2024


On Wednesday, March 27, pianist Elyane Laussade, a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, will perform in Bologna in a piano concert organized by the association “Conoscere la Musica.”

The concert, to be held at Prof. Marco Biagi Hall, will feature music by Mozart, Schumann, Bach, Greenbaum and Fauré/Grainger.

Location: Sala Prof. Marco Biagi, Via Santo Stefano 119
40124 Bologna


  • Full price: €12.00
  • Reduced price: €10.00 (upon presentation of a document for: Association Members, Circolo Il Chiostro Members, Music and Art Members, Over 65 and Under 26)
  • Free for children under 16

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Robert Browing Song Cycle by Noel Fidge – 28 February 2024


The Cope-Williams Arts Foundation proudly presents a world premiere concert of Art Songs written by Melbourne composer Noel Fidge to the poetry of Robert Browning. The recital is performed by some of Australia’s foremost artists, including Sally-Anne Russell, mezzo soprano; Kiran Rajasingam, baritone, accompanied by Elyane Laussade, piano.

Wednesday 28th February 7.00 pm, 2023
Melbourne Savage Club

12-16 Bank Place, Melbourne

Sally-Anne Russell                     Mezzo Soprano
Kiran Rajasingam                                  Baritone
Elyane Laussade                                       Pianist


Brunswick Beethoven Festival Concert 5 – 20 February 2024


The Brunswick Beethoven Festival returns to Merri-bek this February 2024 for its 16th year.

Elyane Laussade Piano Fantasies and Dreams with works by Mozart, Robert Schumann, J.S.Bach, Stuart Greenbaum, Faure/Grainger, Liszt and Verdi/Liszt.

At: Brunswick Uniting Church, 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Experience the Brunswick Beethoven Festival —a rendezvous of world-class performers in the heart of Brunswick, Melbourne. Delight yourself in the finest classical chamber music featuring Albeniz, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos, and more.

Immerse yourself in an affordable cultural celebration where exceptional artists bring timeless compositions to life. Join us for an unforgettable musical journey.

Elyane Laussade:

Elyane Laussade, a Juilliard School graduate, has mesmerised audiences across five continents with her distinctive and imaginative piano playing. Hailing from the USA, she is now celebrated as one of Australia’s premier performers, having graced stages with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and featured on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS. Elyane’s soloist career spans numerous countries, and as a recording artist, she has released captivating works, including ‘Just for You’ and ‘Humanation.’ Currently embarking on the Mozart Project, performing all 27 piano concertos across Australia, Elyane is equally engaged in chamber music, reflecting her passion for intimate musical experiences. Laussade also hosts special recitals in her Melbourne studio, showcasing solo and collaborative performances with Australian and international musicians.


Tuesday 20 February 2024 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (UTC+11)


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Brunswick Uniting Church
212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Camberwell Music Society Concert – 24 October 2023 

Piano Fantasy

In this concert, Elyane explores the improvisational brilliance of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue as well as perhaps Mozart’s most ambitious and pathos-laden keyboard work, the Fantasie in C minor, K 475. She then moves to Schubert’s celebrated Wanderer Fantasy Opus 15, one of his most expansive yet integrated musical canvases, before presenting Stuart Greenbaum’s The Dream from Ice Man, a meditative gem. The Rigoletto Fantasie by Verdi/Liszt brings the recital to an exciting and triumphant conclusion.

Commencing at 10:30am

Venue: Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Vic 3124.


Gippsland Fine Music Festival – Luke Severn & Elyane Laussade – 8 October 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary musical experience at the 2023 Gippsland Fine Music Festival! Join the musicians for a series of captivating concerts featuring world-class performers and unforgettable repertoire.  Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of classical brilliance!

In Concert 4, experience the captivating synergy of festival favourites, Luke Severn (cello) and Elyane Laussade (piano) as they take you on a journey through the Dances of Bartok, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Chopin, and Piazzolla.

Sunday October 8, 2PM – Luke Severn & Elyane Laussade


Wesley of Warragul, 64 Victoria St, Warragul VIC 3820, Australia

Gippsland Fine Music Festival – Kristen Leich & Elyane Laussade 7 October 2023

Get ready for an extraordinary musical experience at the 2023 Gippsland Fine Music Festival! Join the musicians for a series of captivating concerts featuring world-class performers and unforgettable repertoire.  Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of classical brilliance!

Concert 3 showcases the remarkable Kristen Leich (mezzo-soprano) and the internationally acclaimed Elyane Laussade (piano) with a captivation program of Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Elgar, Fauré, and Bolcom.

Saturday October 7, 7:30PM – Kristen Leich & Elyane Laussade


Wesley of Warragul 64 Victoria St, Warragul VIC 3820, Australia

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Brahms Piano Quintet with The Partridge String Quartet – 24 September 2023

Brahms Piano Quintet with The Partridge String Quartet

Dear Friends and Music Lovers,

Oh. My. Goodness. How many of you know the Brahms Piano Quintet? I mean, really know it? It is my all-time favourite chamber work! I revisited it yesterday with the Partridge String Quartet for the first time since I played it with the Flinders Quartet nearly twenty years ago! If you’d like to hear the opening emotive strains of this masterpiece, take a minute to listen now. I got hooked after hearing just the first phrase! You can click here to watch our rehearsal!

We were having our first rehearsal for our upcoming concert in Castlemaine (3 pm September 10 at the Anglican Church), when we realised there was good news for those of you who cannot attend our performance that day. After moving the piano around until we found the best spot to fit the quartet, we discovered that between all of our schedules, we have ONE DATE for a concert at the Laussade Studio -not the usual three, sorry – in under four weeks on Sunday, September 24.

After spending an afternoon making music together, I can understand why Mana, Jos, Eunyce, and Daniel are so successful: they are not just wonderful musicians, they are also great to work with. You can click here to read more about this exciting group.

Although our program features the piano quintet, before I join the quartet for the Brahms, they will play a rousing work called Seraphita by Trey Spruance. I think you’ll enjoy its freshness!

Come hear sublime masterpieces and enjoy an intimate soiree with great music and wonderful friends. As always, there will be a fabulous party afterward to which you are invited.

P.S. Since I can only offer one date, I suspect these limited tickets will go quickly. So, if you are interested in having a close encounter with these superb young musicians, don’t wait until the last minute to book your seats ! Unfortunately, I will most likely have to turn away anyone who shows up without a reservation.

Venue: The Laussade Studio, 15 Greendale Rd, Doncaster East, off the Eastern Freeway and Blackburn Rd.

One Date Only: Sunday, September 24 2023 4:30 for 5 pm.

Tickets: $80. Please note we do not have credit card facilities.

A sumptuous dinner will be offered following the studio recital.

Reservations are required to secure your place, as seating is limited. Please include your telephone number for confirmation, and please text me if I have not responded within 3 days.

Looking forward once again to sharing the magic of music with you!

Castlemaine Chamber Music Series – The Partridge String Quartet – 10 September 2023

The Partridge String Quartet will join our resident chamber musician Elyane Laussade (piano) to play Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F Minor Opus 80, Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor Opus 34. plus more delicious chamber music.

The Partridge String Quartet have received national recognition as winners of the 2019 Queensland International Chamber Music Competition and the 2017 Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize.
The quartet has collaborated with prominent Australian artist and are engaged in festivals, concert series and special projects around Australia.

Elyane Laussade is a graduate of the Juilliard school in New York City and has delighted audiences on five continents with her imaginative and strongly individual playing.

As a soloist, Elyane has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan, South Africa, the USA and Europe. As a concerto soloist, she has played many concerti across the USA and in Australia.


Sunday 10 September 2023 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (UTC+10)


Anglican Church Castlemaine
Corner of Mostyn and Kennedy St, Castlemaine 3450

English Music Festival in Australia

Looking forward to playing August 27 at 2 pm with mezzo soprano Sally-Anne Russell in this wonderful 3MBS Melbourne 103.5FM/English music festival! Our program includes vocal works by Britten and Elgar, Epigrams for piano solo by George Dyson, and a gorgeous Percy Grainger piano arrangement of Après un Rêve. For tickets, look below!

Tickets are now on sale for our first international collaboration with The English Music Festival.

The English Music Festival comprises four concerts that will explore chamber music, art song, and solo instrumental works by late nineteenth to mid-twentieth-century English composers and Australian composers of English descent.

The Festival features some of Melbourne’s leading exponents of classical music, including Trio Anima Mundi, Elyane Laussade – Concert Pianist, mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell and The Parlour vocal ensemble alongside international guest violinist, Rupert Marshall-Luck.

Experience the concerts in-venue at Auburn Uniting Church or online via a digital ticket. 2-Concert and 4-Concert packages are available and include afternoon tea!


Classical Gems at St Patrick’s

Dates: Fri Mar 3, 6.30 PM.
St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.
Elyane Laussade will be opening the 2023 St Patrick’s Cathedral with a performance of classical gems that will delight the entire family.

“Homeward Bound”

Date: Sun Oct 30, 2022
Christ Church, Castlemaine
Performance of ‘Wanderlust’ by Elyane Laussade and Luke Severn, including vocal and piano works around the theme of “wandering” by Beethoven, Schubert, and Vaughan Williams.


Date: Sun Oct 30, 2022
Christ Church, Castlemaine
Performance of ‘Wanderlust’ by Elyane Laussade and Luke Severn, including vocal and piano works around the theme of “wandering” by Beethoven, Schubert, and Vaughan Williams.

“The Complexities of Love” Intimate Recitals

Dates: 7pm Sat 24 Sept, 11am Thurs 29 Sept, 5pm Sun 2 Oct.
Welcoming back tenor Michael Petruccelli to the Laussade Studio Intimate Recitals, the program includes art songs about “The Complexities of Love” in four languages. All popular favourites!


Date: Sun Sept 4, 2022
Auburn Uniting Church, Hawthorn
Performance of ‘Wanderlust’ by Elyane Laussade and Luke Severn, including vocal and piano works around the theme of “wandering” by Mahler, Schubert, and Vaughan Williams.

An Afternoon with Burt Bacharach

Date: Sun April 20, 2022
Auburn Uniting Church, Hawthorn
Performance by Elyane of her transcriptions of Bacharach’s songs “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “Alfie” with Cantate Singers of Melbourne performing choral arrangments of various songs.

“Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh, my!” Intimate Recitals

Dates: 11am Thurs 11 Mar, 8pm Sat 13 Mar, 5pm Sun 14 Mar, 8pm Sat 20 Mar & 5pm Sun 21 Mar.
This is the first set of Intimate Recitals since the beginning of the pandemic. Enjoy this unique program is an unexpected juxtaposition of music by Bach, Rachmaninov and Burt Bacharach.

3MBS Tchaikovsky Marathon ‘The Seasons’

Date: Sat. February 19, 12:30 pm.
Melbourne Recital Centre and online at ADCH. Performance by Elyane of Tchaikovsky’s THE SEASONS, Opus 37b. It is a set of 12 character pieces depicting the months of the year in an intimately expressive and picturesque musical language.

Bendigo Symphony Orchestra – Mozart Piano Concerto #21

Date: Sat 11 Dec, 7.30 PM. Sun 12 Dec, 2:30 pm.

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo. The next instalment of The Mozart Project will see Elyane performing one of Mozart’s most uplifting concerti: #21 in C Major K. 467. She will be playing with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Luke Severn.

Schubert’s Momentous Last Piano Sonata

Date: Wed 29 Sept 2021, 8:30 pm.
Athenaeum Theatre Online only. Performance by Elyane of Schubert’s Momentous Last Piano Sonata D.960. It is a brilliant four-movement work, and in my opinion, the greatest of his sonatas.

3MBS Solo Recital

Date: Wednesday June 30, 7PM
3MBS 103.5 FM
Elyanne Laussade will present a solo recital of selections by by Bach, Rachmninov, and Bacharach/Laussade.

First Responders in the Arts

Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021, 1pm.
Athenaeum Theatre & Online. Performance by Elyane of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and more. To be preceded by a panel discussion about the impact COVID-19 has had on the arts industry.

St Michael’s with Tair Khisambeev

Date: Sun 9 May 2021, 10 AM.
St Michael’s on Collins.
Elyane and Tair Khisambeev will perform a gorgeous selection of violin favourites.

FUZION plays Claude Bolling

Date: Wed 19 May 2021, 8.30pm.
Athenaeum Theatre & Online.
The new ensemble ‘Fuzion’ performs Claude Bolling suite for Violin, Jazz Piano, Bass & Drums.

Old Friends | New Beginnings

Date: Thurs 8 April 2021, 7 pm (UTC+10)
Elyane Laussade and Luke Severn make a triumphant return to performing as a duo with some of their favourite works at fortyfivedownstairs.

‘Bach-A-Rach’ Digital Concert

Date: Sun 25 Oct, 7pm, 2020.
Online recital, link within.
Elyane is performing her new program ‘Bach-A-Rach’ which features music from Bach, Rachmaninov & Burt Bacharach.

Mozart Piano Concerto #23 – The Mozart Project

Date: Sat 27 Nov, 7.30 PM.
Hawthorn Arts Centre.
The next instalment of The Mozart Project will see Elyane performing one of Mozart’s most glorious concerti: #23 in A Major K. 488. She will be playing with the Zelman Memorial Symphony, conducted by Rick Prakhoff.

[Cancelled] ‘Beethoven Celebration’ – Solo Recital

*This performance has been suspended due to the corona virus situation*
Elyane is invited to perform in Meeniyan for a solo recital. She will be presenting ‘Beethoven Celebration’: a selection of Beethoven’s most beloved sonatas, the Pathetique, Moonlight, Waldstein and Rondo Opus 129.

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in Hobart

*This performance has been suspended due to the corona virus situation*
Elyane will be performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto #5 Opus 73 with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra in Tasmania at Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre.

‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ with Luke Severn

*This performance has been suspended due to the corona virus situation*
Elyane and Luke, cello, are performing this exciting program at Arden Crescent Uniting Church in Rosanna. Some favourites will be included such as Beethoven’s ‘An die Ferne Geliebte’, the Franck Sonata, piano solos and other goodies.

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Date: Thurs 2 April, 7pm, 2020.
Online recital, link within.
Elyane is performing one of her most beloved programs ‘An American in Paris’.

Austral Salon with Luke Severn & Daniel Tan

Date: Sat 14 March 2020, 3pm.
Coming up next March is a performance at the Austral Salon with Luke Severn, ‘cello and Daniel Tan, violin celebrating the 130th year of the Austral Salon. We will be performing a selection of trios and duos.

3MBS Beethoven Marathon 2020

Date: Sat 23 Feb 2020, 8 pm.
Melbourne Recital Centre. Beethoven Rondo WoO 6 with Corpus Medicorum Orchestra, Michael Dahlenburg conductor. This short and sweet stand-alone concerto movement arranged by Czerny is a prelude to a fabulous concert of Beethoven’s great works.

Brunswick Beethoven Festival 2020 with Luke Severn

Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 7.30 pm.
Elyane and Luke Severn, cello, are performing at the Brunswick Beethoven Festival 2020 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Beethoven’s birth. The program will include Beethoven works, variations and other surprises.

Brunswick Beethoven Festival Recital

Date: Thurs Feb 6 2020, 7.30 pm. Tempo Rubato, Brunswick.
Celebrating Beethoven’s sesquicentennial with popular favourites, Moonlight and Pathetique Sonatas, and more!

Solo Recital in Bologna, Italy

Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 3 pm.
Elyane Laussade will be performing for the first time in Italy at the Sala Marco Biagi in Bologna this January. She will be performing a few fan favourites from Beethoven and Chopin.

‘Dearly Beloved’ Rising Stars Recital with Luke Severn

Dates: Sun Nov 9 2019, 6:30 pm / Tues Nov 12 2019, 10.45 am / Sun Nov 17 2019, 4.30 pm.
Although Luke Severn is well-known to the Laussade Studio recitals as a cellist, he returns as a rising star for the second time – but now as a vocalist!

Piano Solos at St Michael’s

Date: Sunday October 27 2019, 10-11 am.
At St Michael’s Uniting Church in Collins Street, come enjoy some music and an inspiring service.

‘A Journey Through Romanticism’ Intimate Recital

Dates: 11am Thurs Aug 29, 5pm Sunday Sept 15, 7pm Sat Sept 21, 2019.
This Intimate Recital program spans four centuries and five composer-pianists who all performed/perform their own works:  Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, and William James Schmidt, a Romantic living in the 21st century.

Update: Pause on Workshops

Elyane has paused her Laussade Studio Workshops for the time being due to her abundance of performance and teaching commitments.

When she has time she will restart the program.

Thank you for understanding.