Virtuoso pianist Simon Tedeschi joins the NSW Youth Orchestra with Artistic Director and Conductor Thomas Tsai, to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto, in A minor, opus 16, alongside the orchestra’s performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, ‘The Year 1905′.
The NSW Youth Orchestra is the first state-wide youth orchestra in NSW. Its mission is to provide exceptional orchestral training and experience to talented young musicians. It presents acclaimed concerts of the highest standard, performing with prominent Australian and international soloists – both established and emerging.
Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists, awarded several prestigious prizes including first prize in the keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (London), Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Award, and the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA). Also recipient of a Centenary of Federation Medal, Tedeschi has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia, and for world leaders and heads of state such as Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, George W. Bush and Hu Jintao.
Tedeschi is a frequent guest of orchestras around Australia and worldwide. Based in the USA for several years and returning to Sydney in 2010, Tedeschi has most recently performed with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, in concert for Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Musica Viva, major festivals and other venues nationwide, with a debut tour to the United Arab Emirates in 2015.
Tedeschi has an extensive discography. His latest CD and national concert tour of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was lauded by SoundsLikeSydney. Other albums include two popular Gershwin albums, Gershwin and Me (click here to read our review) and Gershwin: Take Two (click here to read our review) for ABC Classics, and piano concerti by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. His 2004 recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Richard Bonynge was re-released in 2013.
Ticket prices: $40 Adult | $20 Concession (students, children, seniors) | $100 Family
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