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A Night with David Helfgott
Sat. 4 March 2017, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT
Australia's most well-known classical pianist is coming to Sir Stamford at Circular Quay for one night only!
Join us for a truly spectacular evening to witness the extraordinary talent of David Helfgott.
Experience the performance up close with David in an intimate and elegant setting.
David will be performing many of the best known and well-loved solo piano pieces with which he’s been so closely connected throughout his long international career; including works by the great romantic composers Liszt and Chopin.
Program for the night
Chopin Ballade No.1
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu
Liszt Concert Étude No.3 Un Sospiro
Liszt Paganini Étude No.3 La Campanella
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Addinsell Warsaw Concerto
Katchaturian Sabre Dance
Doors open from 7pm with drinks and canapés served throughout the night.
Program correct at time of publishing, but may be subject to change.
Further enquiries - 02 8274 5486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Melbourne, he was a child piano prodigy showing extraordinary pianistic ability from an early age, winning a number of awards in college and being likened to the great Vladimir Horowitz while studying in London at the Royal College of Music. However, towards the end of his time in London, David faced increased emotional instability and mental excitability which followed by a period of frequent hospitalization during the 1970's.
The greatest crisis for David had been the loss of his inner music, but he remembers the day the music came back: "The fog lifted, I could hear again..I survived."
David triumphantly returned to an active life of concert-giving and performance, and was bought back to public attention with Oscar-winning film Shine, which celebrates his remarkable and inspiring life played by Geoffrey Rush.
This extraordinary artist is continuing to receive the worldwide recognition that his remarkable technical and interpretative genius deserves. His continuing success comes as no surprise to David's legion of devoted admirers everywhere whom have long regarded his recitals as transcending mere music-making and affirming the tenacity of the human spirit.