HERD IN THE HINTERLAND

Piano Recital with Adam Herd 

When? 3pm Sunday 1st August, 2010

Where? Lucas Parklands, 126 Narrows Road, Montville

Tickets? $40 including canapés. Phone 5478 5667

Email lucasparklands@bigpond.com

Performing on a Steinway Model B in the middle of the Sunshine Coast hinterland rainforest is not an opportunity many people are graced with. Winner of the 2009 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Adam Herd, has been given this unique opportunity coinciding with his recent recording of his debut album. This recital, on the first Sunday in August this year at Lucas Parklands in Montville, is his only public peformance in Queensland this year and is taking place a week before he heads back to Helsinki, Finland to continue his studies at the Sibelius Academy. His recital will include works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Carl Vine, Liadov and Piazzolla.

Adam’s career took off with him winning the renowned Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in 2009 – sponsored by Theme and Variations.   Theme and Variations have been happy to support Adam in his journey as an aspiring concert pianist. When in town, Adam regularly utilises the generosity of the Theme & Variations staff to practice his repertoire at the Brisbane showroom.  

Ian and Lee Lucas purchased a Steinway Model B with a ‘Flame Mahogany’ from Theme & Variations in 2008 for their purpose-built performance space. They set up the space to achieve their lifelong vision of transforming an acreage block in Montville into parklands.  This provides a place for young musicians who are at a professional level and need performance opportunity.  Since purchasing the piano, Ian and Lee have hosted many concerts for artists such as Pascal Roge, Konstantin Shamray, Jayson Gillham, John Chen, Oliver She, Alexey Yemtsov and many more. 

Montville is centrally placed on the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, just 40 minutes to Noosa, 30 minutes to Maroochydore (direct flights available to/from Sydney at the Sunshine Coast Airport), as well as being just over one hour to Brisbane.  Visitors to Montville soak up the majesty of the rainforests and enjoy the cool mountain air along with visits to the local craft shops, galleries, chic cafes, fine dining restaurants and exciting young wineries.

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