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2018 Concerts & Special Events

Concerts and Special Events for 2018 are now on sale

Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev Touring 2018

We are delighted that the winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Competition, Russian Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev will be touring Australia in October and November. The tour starts in central Australia in Alice Springs before travelling to venues in QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS. Arseny has recently become an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics and his first CD under this label will be released in 2018 ahead of his celebration tour in Australia.

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Past and Present Glory - Avan Yu

One of Canada’s most exciting young pianists makes a welcome return to Australia for two exclusive recitals in Melbourne and Sydney. Avan Yu achieved international recognition when he triumphed at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2012 and has since establish a stunning international career. A luscious program featuring Mozart, Ravel and Liszt will delight audiences in June and July.

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Gugnin & Beaumont Gugnin & Beaumont

High Tea with Andrey and Damien


Join us for a relaxed Sunday afternoon, enjoying the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney’s sumptuous High Tea as ABC Classic FM’s Damien Beaumont talks with Andrey Gugnin. Damien will lead a lively and fascinating conversation with Andrey, who will also perform selected pieces from his extraordinary repertoire. Places are limited for this event so please ensure to book early.

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Gugnin & Tarasevich-Nikolaev Gugnin & Tarasevich-Nikolaev

The Perfect Pairing

Like the perfect pairing of fine wine with a sumptuous degustation menu so is this very special concert pairing two extraordinary young Russian pianists - 2016’s first prize winner Andrey Gugnin and 2016’s second prize winner Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev. This exclusive double bill event has been two years in the planning and finally we have them together on stage in November.

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Upcoming Concerts

Organised and presented by the Friends of the Competition

Jayson Gillham In Recital

Sunday 29 July 3pm

Jayson Gillham

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally praised for his compelling...

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Bach/Grainger: Fugue in E major
Bach/Rachmaninoff: Prelude from Violin Partita in E Major
Wagner/Liszt: Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Debussy: Masques & L'Isle joyeuse
Chopin: Sonata No.3 in B minor
Allegro maestoso; Scherzo. Molto vivace; Largo; Finale. Presto non tanto

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