Jayson Gillham – Chopin Favourites – September 8th


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Chopin Favourites

jayson gillham, piano

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66

Three Waltzes, Op. 34
No. 1 in A-flat major
No. 2 in A minor
No. 3 in F major

Four Etudes:
Op. 25 No. 1 in A-flat major – ‘Aeolian Harp’
Op. 10 No. 3 in E major – ‘Tristesse’
Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor – ‘Winter Wind’
Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor – ‘Revolutionary’

Two Nocturnes:
Op. 9 No. 2 in E-flat major
Op. 55 No. 2 in E-flat major

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 – ‘Heroic’

ARTIST biographies

Jayson Gillham – piano

‘Pin sharp playing and magical intimacy make for an incredible live set’

– iTunes Editor (Beethoven Piano Concertos)

Internationally praised for his compelling performances, Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation.  His recently released live recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos, an all-Australian cast with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Carter and released on the ABC Classic label, has been met with critical acclaim.

‘…a young artist meeting a major task with a full flush of fresh inspiration…There is not a single moment when these live recordings lose their spell on this terrific three-disc set’, writes Graham Strahle in The Weekend Australian.

Jayson’s growing affinity with the music of Beethoven stretches back to his 2014 win at the Montreal International Music Competition where he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, resulting in an immediate invitation from Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to perform and record the concerto at the Sydney Opera House.

Recording for ABC Classic since 2015, Jayson’s discography includes the 2019 solo album ‘Romantic Bach’, a selection of original works and virtuoso piano transcriptions. Gramophone Magazine’s Jeremy Nicholas concludes:  ‘There is not a single bar in the 19 tracks that doesn’t sound lovely.  He is a storyteller… Many of these performances must bear comparison with famous recordings of the past by the likes of Rachmaninoff, Myra Hess and Dinu Lipatti.’

Jayson’s recent concerto highlights include performances with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, the Hallé, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Nashville Symphony, and all of the Australian and New Zealand orchestras, with conductors including the late Sir Jeffrey Tate, Sir Mark Elder, Asher Fisch, Alexander Shelley, Ludovic Morlot, Joshua Weilerstein, Giordano Bellincampi, Eivind Aadland, Giancarlo Guerrero and Jessica Cottis.

Recital appearances include London’s Wigmore Hall and King’s Place; throughout England in venues such as Birmingham Town Hall, Stoller Hall Manchester, Saffron Hall Essex, Royal Nottingham Concert Hall; and further afield at the Louvre Auditorium Paris, Palazzo Tornabuoni Florence, Pollack Hall Montreal and Steinway Hall New York.

Chamber music collaborations include performances with the Goldner, Jerusalem, Orava, Carducci, Tinalley, Brentano, Ruysdael and Flinders string quartets, and touring with Manchester Collective. Recent festival appearances include the Edinburgh Fringe, Verbier Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Musica Viva Huntington Estate Music Festival, Brighton, Two Moors, Deia International (Majorca), and the Linari Classic (Tuscany).