It is a musical event appropriate to an important day.

On 8 March at Melbourne Recital Centre, pianist Sonya Lifschitz will perform the world premiere of her second collaboration with Brisbane-based composer Robert Davidson for International Women’s Day.

Creative Women/So Much Myself: Piano Portraits, which will tour to the Adelaide and Canberra International Music Festivals, weaves video footage and audio recordings with live piano and Lifschitz’s voice in a duet celebrating the strength and innovation of women. 

We want to showcase the incredible women who have challenged stereotypes and the status quo, had stood up to the prejudices of convention, and had envisaged and fought for a more just and humane world,” says Lifschitz to Limelight.

Sonya Lifschitz

Sonya Lifschitz. Photo supplied.

The work follows on the heels of Stalin’s Piano, the first multidisciplinary collaboration Davidson and Lifschitz undertook and a type of performance Lifschitz finds “immensely exciting.”

Stalin’s Piano blended Lifschitz’s piano with the...