2021 SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION WINNER ALEXANDER GADJIEV NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR
The Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney) in celebration of 45 years of operation has announced the debut national concert tour on 5 October – 13 November of Italian/Slovenian Alexander Gadjiev, winner of the 2021 competition. 26-year-old Gadjiev stole the show at last year’s competition, scooping half of all the prizes available. Praised by critics worldwide, he returns to tour Australia and perform at 24 different concert venues spanning all states and territories.
The national tour, reveals an artist on the cusp of a major international career, adding to an already stellar presence in Europe and Japan. Expect a stunning display of virtuosic skills by Gadjiev in a program masterfully crafted and anchored in Chopin and Schumann, along with the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer Colin Spiers, who won The Sydney’s ‘Composing the Future’ competition in 2021.
“The star quality Gadjiev has shown, as the deserving winner of one of the world’s greatest piano competitions, gives local audiences a sense of the extraordinary pianistic prowess that lies ahead for the tour” said The Sydney’s Artistic Director Piers Lane AO.
Amongst Gadjiev’s 2021 competition accolades include prizes for his programming skills (best preliminary round recital), audience communication (best program presentation) and pianistic ability (best performance of a work by Liszt & romantic period & classical period).
Gadjiev said of his debut national tour
“Exploring the vastness of Australia this year, sharing my music in front of live audiences across the country, meeting the locals and mentoring young talent at master-classes and local schools will be a dream come true for me.”
Tickets for Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra are all on sale now with a full list of concert venues below:
- HOBART TAS Wednesday 5 October 7:30pm
- BAYVIEW, SYDNEY NSW Friday 7 October 8:00pm
- GEELONG VIC Sunday 9 October 5:00pm
- MELBOURNE VIC Tuesday 11 October 7:00pm
- GRAFTON NSW Thursday 13 October 7:00pm
- ARMIDALE NSW Friday 14 October 7:00pm
- CANBERRA ACT Sunday 16 October 2:00pm
- GUNNEDAH NSW Wednesday 19 October
- TAMWORTH NSW Thursday 20 October
- DUBBO NSW Friday 21 October 7:30pm
- GOSFORD NSW Sunday 23 October 2:00pm
- TOOWOOMBA QLD Tuesday 25 October 7:30pm
- IPSWICH QLD Wednesday 26 October
- BYRON BAY NSW Thursday 27 October
- SYDNEY NSW Saturday 29 October 7:30pm
- BATEHAVEN NSW Saturday 30 October 2:00pm
- BUNBURY WA Thursday 3 November 7:00pm
- ALBANY WA Friday 4 November
- PERTH WA Sunday 6 November 4:00pm
- ADELAIDE SA Monday 7 November
- ALICE SPRING NT Tuesday 8 November
- LOGAN QLD Friday 11 November
- BOONAH QLD Saturday 12 November
- BUNDABERG QLD Sunday 13 November
These one night only concerts are a must for music lovers. For details on performance venues, or to book tickets HERE.
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