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Tickets still available to hear Australian pianist David Helfgott this May!

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DAVID HELFGOTT IN CONCERT

With associate pianist RHODRI CLARKE

The Australian pianist returns to the UK for the first time in over 20 years to give concerts in Manchester (Bridgewater Hall, 27 May) and London (Barbican, 29 May). Helfgott’s life-story – teenage piano prodigy, wilderness years afflicted by mental illness and a triumphant return to music – was immortalized in the film Shine, where he was played by Geoffrey Rush in an Oscar-winning performance. In 2015 he starred in a filmed documentary about his life, ‘Hello, I Am David!’ written and produced by Cosima Lange

When Shine was released in 1996, Helfgott toured the world with his signature piece, Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto. This is the work featured in the second half of the concerts in May, in the composer’s own arrangement for two pianos. Helfgott will be joined by Rhodri Clarke, and in the first half will play a selection of Chopin and Liszt, including Ballades and Jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este.

Tickets still available at Bridgewater Hall and Barbican

In the meantime, for those who saw the 1996 movie, remember this unforgettable scene? 

 

Full Programme

Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor

Liszt Concert Etude No 3 Un Sospiro

Liszt Jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este

Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor


Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 (version for two pianos) 
with pianist Rhodri Clarke

 

 

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