February 5th 2011 Concert £7 (£9)
Jayson Gillham ~ piano

With support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Australian pianist Jayson Gillham is a graduate and medallist of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. In 2009 he completed his Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music. Since moving to London in 2007, Jayson has been awarded the Royal Academy of Music's Bach, Beethoven, Romantic and 20th Century piano prizes. He was the first prize winner of the 2008 Prix d'Amadèo de Piano (international competition of Aachen, Germany), as well as the 2008 Australian National Piano Award. Other awards include prizes in the 2008 and 2009 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competitions, and first prize in the 2007 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Intercollegiate Piano Competition. In 2005, aged 18, Jayson was awarded third prize in the London International Piano Competition, when he played Liszt's Concerto No. 1 in E-flat in the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sian Edwards.
"He has an easy virtuoso technique and already a capacity to make people stop and listen" (Imogen Cooper)
Fantasy in C minor K475 Mozart
Sonata in C Minor K 457 Mozart
Barcarolle Op 60 Chopin
Kreisleriana Op 16 Schumann