Ayesha Gough


28 December 1994


First Prize: Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (Australia)
Third Prize: Kerikeri International Piano Competition (New Zealand)
Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Scholarship (Australia)

Ayesha Gough has studied under Oleg Stepanov since 2008, as a student of the Young Conservatorium, Griffith University and now in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Music Degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she is studying Advanced Performance.

She has given concerts in Brisbane, the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Sydney, Tyalgum and Auckland. Ayesha has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra under conductors Edvard Tchivzhel, Nicholas Braithwaite, Dr Peter Morris and Daniel Carter. In addition to solo piano recitals, she performs in chamber music ensembles, accompanies and teaches. Recently, she was appointed assistant teacher to Oleg Stepanov, in conjunction with the Young Conservatorium Rising Stars Program, providing lessons to two of his advanced students. Ayesha has been supported by Variety, the Children’s Charity, of which she is an International Ambassador.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Dumka Op.59
Peter Sculthorpe: Djilile (1986)
Rodion Shchedrin/Mikhail Pletnev: Prologue and Horse-Racing from the ballet ‘Anna Karenina’

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Giuseppe Verdi/Franz Liszt: Miserere du Trovatore S.433
Franz Schubert: Grazer Fantasie in C Major D.605a
Michael Kieran Harvey: Toccata DNA (1993)

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

  1. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
  2. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
  1. Allegro inquieto
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegro molto
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro vivo
  4. Allegro quasi presto
  1. Agitato
  2. Andante mistico
  3. Allegro energico

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Largo
  3. Rondo. Allegro

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Andante. Allegro
  2. Tema con variazioni
  3. Allegro, ma non troppo