World renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson will join Musica Viva Australia for a national recital tour this month.
The seven-city tour will commence in Brisbane tonight, finishing up in Perth on June 19.
New Yorker Ohlsson has won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist and his performances of Brahms' concertos and Tchaikovsky's second piano concerto with the Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies were released on their own recording labels to critical acclaim.
He burst onto the international classical music stage after winning the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970 at the age of 22 and has since established himself as a leading performer of Chopin's music.
He has performed with the world's most famous orchestras - from the London Philharmonic to the Sydney Symphony.
The tour will feature two programs featuring romantic and impressionist works by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Debussy and Scriabin.
Both programs will also feature new work Convocations, by emerging Australian composer and Melbourne-based music journalist Thomas Misson.
Artistic director Paul Kildea said he is excited to bring such a virtuosic talent back to Australian stages for the first time since 2020.
"For over 50 years, Ohlsson has performed a phenomenal range of music from Mozart and Haydn to experimental 21st century works," he said.
"With more than 80 concertos across the piano literature at his command, his performances are imbued with a sense of authority, humility, and a deep respect for his craft."
Brisbane: Conservatorium Theatre, 7pm on June 1
Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre, 7pm on June 3 and June 13
Sydney: City Recital Hall, 7pm on June 5 and 2pm on June 17
Adelaide: Adelaide Town Hall, 7.30pm on June 8
Newcastle: Newcastle City Hall, 7.30pm on June 10
Canberra: Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 7pm on June 15
Perth: Perth Concert Hall, 7.30pm on June 19
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