The Toy Piano: ANAM at MPavilion

ANAM Musicians Ronan Apcar (toy piano) and Aditya Bhat (percussion) take us on a journey through the uniquely original music of pianist and composer Phyllis Chen. Complimented with a series of improvisations, Ronan and Aditya take you on an inspection of Chen’s miniatures written for a fascinating combination of instruments, which includes the amusing, peculiar, and ingeniously playful device, the toy piano.  

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture commission. Conceived and created by Naomi Milgrom AC as an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, MPavilion celebrates a decade as the country’s cultural laboratory in 2024 by welcoming Pritzker Prize Laureate Tadao Ando as the tenth MPavilion designer.

As part of MPavilion’s five-month festival of free events, ANAM musicians will give three performances in this iconic design space in February 2024.

Phyllis CHENCarousel
Phyllis CHENDouble Helix
Yiheng Yvonne WU Breath I 
Phyllis CHEN Hypnos
Sean QUINN dross (World Premiere)
J.S. BACH/Charles GOUNOD Ave Maria, with improvisations
Phyllis CHENCobwebbed Carousel

Ronan Apcar (NSW) toy piano 
Adtiya Bhat (VIC) percussion 

Bookings are not required for this event. Please visit for venue and access information.

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