Piano+Place

Every Friday in July celebrated Australian musicians will perform contemporary inspired takes on the acoustic piano –

Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil),

Chris Abrahams (The Necks).

Sophie Hutchings (popular pianist and composer),

David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving)

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Piano+Place with Jim Moginie

Australian music ‘legend’ Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil discovers the sacred space of the Anzac Memorial revealing the secrets that live behind the walls, expressed through the sounds of the acoustic piano, storytelling and improvisation.

Piano+Place with Chris Abrahams

Museums of History New South Wales A visceral and intimate salute, through the acoustic piano, to the sonic resonances of glorious Elizabeth Bay House, with ARIA-Award winning jazz pianist and member of The Necks, Chris Abrahams.

Piano+Place with Sophie Hutchings

Lose yourself in the music of Sophie Hutchings as she strips back the layers, immersing you in an ethereal world of tranquillity through the beauty of the piano at Paddington Town Hall.

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Piano+Place

Discover a secret Sydney with co-curators Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and Ross Heathcote, at a bespoke series of piano performances by iconic Australian artists in heritage Sydney spaces.

Every Friday this July look forward to inspired and diverse music, through the original compositions, interpretations, and improvisations by four contemporary Australian musicians – Jim MoginieChris Abrahams ARIA-award winning jazz musician and member of The Necks, Sophie Hutchings internationally renowned Sydney pianist, and award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie from the seminal 80’s and 90’s alt-pop group Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, as they explore through the piano the spectacular acoustics of famed Sydney locations.

Each venue has been chosen for its strong and singular spirit of place, including the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, Elizabeth Bay House, Paddington Town Hall and the State Library of NSW.

Piano+Place is presented by Piano+ and supported by City of Sydney

Out West Piano Fest

Packages go on sale mid May. Pre-register your interest below to enjoy first access to early bird rates.

Experience sublime piano music, gastronomy and nature at Out West Piano Fest this 25-27 October, a three-day symphony of the senses at picturesque Blackdown Farm, in Bathurst, regional New South Wales.

Once again Bathurst will hum to a different sound at OutWest Piano Fest, held in the glorious regional setting of historic Blackdown Farm, just five minutes from the town centre of Bathurst NSW. A location steeped in pastoral heritage, art and culture; it was once home to the Australian artist Tim Storrier.

Five themed concerts will be held throughout the weekend each inspired by the spectacular natural setting of Blackdown Farm in a carefully curated program headlined by acclaimed Australian pianist and Competition laureate Konstantin Shamray.

Buying early means you get the best seats in the house with a Premium or General Reserve package at 2023 prices!

Piano+Recitals

International Artist

Lukas Vondracek
Alexandra Darriescu
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Emerging Artist Recital Series

Emerging Artists. Rising Stars. The future of classical music.
Jeonghwan Kim

Violin and Piano Recital Series

One concert. Two international winners.
Yeyeong Jenny Jin
Jeonghwan Kim

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Sydney
Canberra

Past Concerts

Korkmaz Can Sağlam
Reuben Tsang
The Armidale Recital Series:
Konstantin Shamray
Dr Bernadette Harvey
The Neeman Piano Duo
Joyce Yang

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CD 2024 Releases

View Decca Australia’s upcoming CD releases of some of the top prize winners performing in the preliminary and semi final rounds of the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition.