The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) welcomes 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition winner, Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin alongside its flagship ensemble this winter, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, a favourite in concert halls around the globe for over a century, brimming with charming Russian folk melodies.
Conducted by Courtney Lewis, the concert will open with Benjamin Britten’s powerful Sinfonia da Requiem, followed by Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances – a staple amongst traditional orchestral repertoire. The orchestra will also feature a talented young saxophonist from within its woodwind section.
An internationally renowned performer, Gugnin has performed as a recitalist, chamber music partner and soloist with orchestras in over 20 countries and has played in iconic venues such as the Louvre, Carnegie Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein.
Aged up to 25 years of age, members of the AYO flagship ensemble are selected through a highly competitive annual audition process and represent the best young musical talent in the nation.
Tickets: $25 to $54 from ayo2018.eventbrite.com.au