Jayson Gillham in Recital

Performing on a new Steinway grand piano 

When: Thursday 26th August 2010 (7.00 for 7.30 pm start) 

Where: The Arts Centre Foyer, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, 11 Petrie Street, Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland 

Tickets: $40 per person 

Booking Essential preferably by 20 August to Heather 0418 745 973 or Alison 07 3868 3466 or Email heather@hearts-for-africa.org


Raising funds for Hearts for Africa Foundation – a Charity registered in Queensland with the sole aim of supporting and funding Amani Care, a community-related and NGO situated in central Tanzania devoted to relief of poverty.      www.heartsforafricafoundation.org 

Australian pianist Jayson Gillham is a graduate and medallist of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where he studied with Leah Horwitz.  In 2009 he completed his Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Professor Christopher Elton. 

Since moving to London in 2007, Jayson has been awarded the Royal Academy of Music’s Bach, Beethoven, Romantic and 20th Century piano prizes.  He was the first prize winner of the 2008 Prix d’AmadèO de Piano (international competition of Aachen, Germany), as well as the 2008 Australian National Piano Award.  Other awards include prizes in the 2008 and 2009 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, and first prize in the 2007 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Intercollegiate Piano Competition. 

In 2005, aged 18, Jayson was awarded third prize in the London International Piano Competition, when he played Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 in E-flat in the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sian Edwards.  

Jayson has performed on a number of occasions with major Australian orchestras, including The Queensland Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, Sinfonia Australis, the Willoughby Symphony, and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.  He is a regular guest artist at prominent Australian chamber music festivals, and has performed in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia with his piano trio, the New Holland Trio. 

Jayson is grateful to the Hattori Foundation for financial support, and is a current member of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust’s Recital Scheme. 

This recital is a great chance to hear him as he prepares for the Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw, Poland in October 2010.

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