RHAPSODY Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Dr Nicholas Milton AM and Piano, Konstantin Shamray

Internationally renowned concert pianist Konstantin Shamray joins the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for, ‘RHAPSODY’ to be held in the Concert Hall, The Concourse, Chatswood on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July.

Konstantin has performed under the baton of distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexandr Vedernikov. He completed his PhD studies at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, where he was also Lecturer in Piano.

Konstantin Shamray made waves in the Australian and international music scene when he won both Judges’ and People’s Choice prizes at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008, performing with the Sydney Symphony under the baton of Nicholas Milton. Since then, he has enjoyed critical acclaim for his performances with orchestras and chamber music groups around the world.

The most exciting and accomplished pianists in Australia today.In March this year The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music announced the appointment of Konstantin Shamray to its keyboard performance program describing Shamray as among and one of the 20th-century’s most fascinating works, Dmitri Shostakovich’s mighty Fifth Symphony, written amidst the danger and oppression of Stalin’s Russia. Prince Igorfrom Polovtsian Dances Alongside this showstopper, WSO performs Alexander Borodin’s lively.

Dr Nicholas Milton AM, a glittering showpiece of astounding virtuosity, under the baton of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Rhapsody on a Theme of PaganiniHear the prize-winning Australian-based, Russian-born pianist perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s brilliant.

Adelaide Review:

Shamray was exhilarating in both concerts, playing with fearless command of the instrument, sparkling power, and a faultlessly clear technique.

Season Details

Venue: Concert Hall
Date: 27 – 28 July 2024

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