21 Nov 2021
180 Minutes
$30

Talk and Piano Masterclass with Simon Tedeschi

The secrets of learning, practising and playing piano music

Penrith Conservatorium invites all students and music lovers to attend this piano workshop and masterclass by renowned Pianist Simon Tedeschi during the September school holidays. This is your chance to meet and chat with one of Australia’s best and most loved pianists.

The Talk: The Secrets of Learning, Practising and Playing Piano music

Part of The Joan’s Art + Music Talks Series, this is your opportunity to meet Simon as he shares some of his secrets to learning piano music and the different ways he practises for the different kinds of performances, and in particular, how he prepares and performs George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – a work he has, arguably, performed more than any other musician on earth.

Piano Masterclass

Conducted like an open class, all attendees will observe Simon reveal his valuable insights to four specially selected pianists from Penrith Conservatorium.

SCHEDULE: Sunday 21 November 2021

  • 2pm: Talk – The secrets of learning, practising and playing piano music
  • 3.15pm: Break
  • 3.45pm: Piano Masterclass 
  • 5pm: Conclusion

COVID-19 disclaimer: We will comply with the latest public health order by the NSW Government applicable to the time. Should the event be cancelled or rescheduled, all ticket holders will be contacted with an update and options for their ticket. Please keep an eye on your email inboxes.

If you used a Service NSW Dine & Discover Voucher for our previously scheduled Masterclass which had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, your credit can be used for this event. Please call the Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or email boxoffice@penrith.city

Please note: Refunds are not applicable for Service NSW Dine & Discover Vouchers that have been used. However, the value of the used Voucher is applicable in a form of a credit with us.

Cast & Creatives

Simon Tedeschi / Presenter

21 Nov 2021 2:00 pm

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About Simon Tedeschi

Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “True greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald), Tedeschi performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at age nine, later living in the USA and performing with the Colorado Fort Worth and Illinois Symphony Orchestras. Since returning in 2009, Tedeschi performs as soloist with all major Australasian symphony orchestras, most recently with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras; a frequent guest of festivals, he has also toured extensively overseas with Sydney Opera House’ family show, ‘Meeting Mozart’ (produced by CDP) including to the UAE and China.

Simon Tedeschi has recorded numerous acclaimed albums for ABC Classics/Universal Music, including The Gershwin Collection, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, R. Strauss’ Enoch Arden, Schumann, Schubert and concerti by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Recent engagements have included Sydney Festival, Art Gallery of NSW, performances of Echoes of the Jazz Age – Tedeschi’s third creative collaboration with Australian theatre icon John Bell AO OBE, and a return as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Town Hall. 2020 also saw recitals with violinist Andrew Haveron, flutist Sally Walker, for ABC Classic, ABC Jazz, Musica Viva Australia and Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, and in The Australian’s Iso series. An ambassador for Support Act’s AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2020, Fine Music FM, and Sydney Eisteddfod, 2021 engagements include as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Mozart), with Orava Quartet, John Bell, and Andrew Haveron, along with a new recording with violist Roger Benedict for late 2021 release. Click here to learn more about Simon.

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