Jayson Gillham

Pianist

Jayson Gillham

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham is recognised as one of the finest pianists of his generation

He performs with the world’s leading orchestras with recent highlights including engagements with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra amongst many others.

In recital, Jayson Gillham appears at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, Louvre Auditorium, Sydney City Recital Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Chamber music collaborations form an important part of Jayson’s career and he recently toured Australia with soprano Nicole Car and baritone Etienne Dupuis with concerts in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

In May 2015 Jayson signed a three-album recording contract with ABC Classics. His solo piano albums, live recording of Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, piano concertos of Medtner and Rachmaninoff with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have all been hugely successful receiving unanimous praise in the press internationally. Earlier this season, Jayson embarked on a highly successful complete Beethoven Concerti cycle with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Carter recorded live by ABC Classics. The album was described by iTunes as ‘Pin sharp playing and magical intimacy make for an incredible live set’.

"He plays Beethoven in a very open, honest, secure way – with a sort of ‘glow’… always a lovely sound – gorgeous."

Sir Mark Elder

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