Nat Bartsch: Hope

Melbourne pianist/composer Nat Bartsch performs her ARIA-nominated album Hope, in collaboration with Itet Traralgon Quartet – TraQ. 

Sunday 14 July | 5:30pm | GPAC Little Theatre

Released in 2021 on ABC Classic, Hope is an abbreviation of hopefulness and hopelessness, responding to the Black Summer bushfires and long COVID lockdowns in Melbourne. It is an immersive and cathartic listening experience, for piano, string quartet and ambient electronics. Hope creates the space for us to collectively acknowledge all we endured through 2020/2021, but also be left with a sense of quiet optimism. It is arrestingly beautiful, gentle piano music that has wide appeal to different audiences. 

Nat has worked for many years in the Melbourne music scene in jazz, classical and children’s music. Nat’s music is played by people of all ages, across the world: from the birthing suite to the final hours of life. She is known for her inimitably ethereal, lyrical and gentle piano playing. She uses her emotive music to respond to our collective experiences, simultaneously sharing her personal stories behind the music. 

Listening to Bartsch’s music is akin to feeling a reassuring hand resting on one’s shoulder. It’s music that invites contemplation, and that radiates tenderness, empathy – and yes, hope.” — Jessica Nicholas, The Age 

This performance is presented as part of the Creative Arts annual Daylight Entertainment program.


GPAC Little Theatre

Full Price$25
Access Price$18

Event Details

Start Date

July 14, 2024

End Date

July 14, 2024

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Gippsland Performing Arts Centre Little Theatre


Grey Street, Traralgon 3844

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03 5176 3333

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