On a new digital recording released last week, pianist Jayson Gillham plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Recorded during a live performance in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House in October 2016, it was Gillham’s debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and came as part of a national tour that launched his debut album Bach | Schubert | Chopin. That album reached number one in the Australian Classical Charts, while his performance at the Sydney Opera House received unanimous critical acclaim.
Gillham grew up in rural Queensland, and is now established as a fine pianist of the new generation. Renowned for the eloquence of his playing, his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 engages the full resonance and beauty of the music whilst offering fresh poetry and nuance. As conductor, Ashkenazy brings all the insight and coherence he has gained through numerous recordings and performances of the work as one of the most respected pianists and conductors of our time.
The recording is available exclusively for digital download and streaming on ABC Classics.
Read our interview with Jayson Gillham.