Australian piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi performs Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music on May 15th



Australian piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi performs his debut Boston recital at Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music on 15 May – an evening of classical masterpieces and improvisation.

 Brahms 3 Intermezzi op. 117

Kevin Hunt ‘Natural Sequence’

Gershwin 3 Preludes

Mozart Duport Variations

Francaix 5 encores

 The young piano virtuoso performs a solo concert of music, which spans over 250 years and stretches the bounds of the piano’s sonorities and capabilities.

As the ‘hands’ for the Oscar-winning movie ‘Shine’, the subject of an Archibald Prize winning painting, performing for world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Dalai Llama, George W Bush and Vladimir Putin, winner of the Creativity Foundation’s Legacy Prize, a recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal and advocate for many charitable organizations, Simon Tedeschi is a celebrated young pianist who, since the age of 9, has pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a classical musician. He has been described by pianist Leslie Howard as one of the finest musicians of his generation worldwide. 

“My programme on May 15 is intensely personal and reflects my love for music making,” said Simon Tedeschi. “My program will reflect different sides of the musical spectrum – from the delicate but demonic Mozart, to free style improvisation, to French insanity."   

Kevin Hunt's composition Natural Sequence is inspired by the language of Ravel and Messiaen, but also by the free improvisation grooves of Keith Jarrett and Dave Grusin. Reflecting God's creation of the earth, it is masterful in its construction “and particularly exciting for me, as I will have an unprecedented level of freedom in my interpretation of this work.” said Tedeschi.

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