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Peninsula Grammar PRESENTS Lachlan Redd
Wed. 21 June 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST
Lachlan Redd graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York in 1999, a student of Phillip Kawin, with a Masters degree in piano performance, as a scholarship holder and a recipient of the Queen’s Trust for Young Australians. His undergraduate degree was from the Australian National University, obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree with first class Honours. He was awarded The University Medal in 1997. In 2001 & 2002 Lachlan held a full scholarship at the Australian National Academy of Music, where he obtained extensive tutelage from Frank Wibaut (UK) and Aquiles Del Vigne (Brussels). In 2003 he was appointed Nancy Curry Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Organist. In addition, Lachlan is organist to the Chapel Choir at Melbourne Grammar School and is on the piano staff of Scotch College. Over the last ten years Lachlan has been invited to participate in some of the world’s most important piano competitions including: Scottish (1998), Leeds (2000), Rachmaninov (2002) & Bechstein (2006). He has twice been awarded the Bach Prize at consecutive Australian National Piano Awards. He won First Prize at the Fourth International Youth Music Festival Virtuosi of the Year 2000 Competition, held in St Petersburg. This culminated in a performance with the Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra in the historic Marinsky Theatre. He was a finalist in the inaugural ABC TV Quest Competition and won the 1996 Keyboard Finals of the Young Performers Awards, appearing on ABC TV in the grand finals of both events. That year, aged 22, he replaced Bruno Leonard Gelber, without rehearsal, in two performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Lachlan has appeared as both recitalist and concerto artist for the ABC in simulcasts on ABC TV and ABC Classic FM. He has appeared with most of the ABC orchestras, including the Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras and with leading conductors including Vladimir Verbitsky Michael Halasz, Nicholas Braithwaite, Janos Furst and Yan Pascal Tortellier. He has been invited to festivals and performed in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Belgium (with orchestra), Austria, Germany & Russia.