[PianoLab] FUSION


15 June

7pm - 8.30pm

Pianist and vocalist Ciara Ferguson is joined by pianist Michael Ierace and violinist Helen Ayres in The Lab for FUSION.

Glimmers of jazz and hints of impressionism combine in this multi-genre performance exploring the affinities and fusions of classical and jazz traditions. Michael Ierace and Helen Ayres present a selection of French music for the violin and piano, including the precocious talents of Boulanger, the sparkling harmonies of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, and the blues-infused second movement from Ravel’s Violin Sonata.

Emerging pianist, singer and composer Ciara Ferguson will then trace these affinities through to the works of American jazz pianist Bill Evans, culminating in a performance of her own ethereal jazz-folk compositions.

Lili Boulanger 

Nocturne for Violin and Piano 

Claude Debussy 

La plus que lent 

Maurice Ravel 

Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, mvt.2 

Claude Debussy 

Clair de lune 

Selections from Bill Evans by Ciara Ferguson 


PianoLab is a two-day festival that defies boundaries, reimagining both the piano and the recital within the immersive digital setting of ILA.  

In this second iteration of the festival, PianoLab 2024 explores the relationship between nineteenth-century instrumentation, twenty-first-century technology, and creative new ideas.  

Co-curated by ILA Creative Producer Lewis Godwin and South Australian composer and pianist, Benjamin Nicholls. 

Click here to see the official 2024 digital program. 


Per Event:
Full Price: $35+ BF ($45 on the door)

Student Price: $25 + BF ($35 on the door)

The Lab Pass:
$90 + BF (includes entry to 3 x performances at The Lab)

The Studio Pass:
$60 + BF (includes entry to 2 x performances at The Light Room)

Click here to see the full program.

PianoLab is an all ages event, however attendees under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This event is made possible with generous support from

We also thank Australian Piano Warehouse, the Elder Conservatorium and Recitals Australia for their support.

Tickets: $35


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