The Metropolitan Orchestra Presents Russian Nights
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The Metropolitan Orchestra Presents Russian Nights

Pianist Clemens Leske will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor with The Metropolitan Orchestra in its annual all-Russian programme. Titled “Russian Nights”, the performance will also include Rimsky-Korsakov’s sultry Scheherazade opus 35. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no 3 is considered one of the most technically confronting concertos in the classical repertoire. It was premiered…

Helfgott Shines In 20th Anniversary Recital
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Helfgott Shines In 20th Anniversary Recital

    David Helfgott, one of Australia’s most cherished musicians performs a one-off recital of popular romantic works for piano in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Oscar wining film Shine, the film that catapulted Helfgott (played by Geoffrey Rush and directed by Scott Hicks), to worldwide fame. This matinée recital for piano lovers of all ages,…

David Helfgott Shines with the Metropolitan Orchestra
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David Helfgott Shines with the Metropolitan Orchestra

A genius is born not made and when genius is dished out it can be the sunny side of an endowment inextricably linked with darker shadows which set the individual apart from the rest of us in ways that are both blessed and cursed. The extraordinarily gifted pianist David Helfgott has thrilled and intrigued audiences, and…