Renowned pianist Andrey Gugnin is coming to Melbourne Recital Centre next month

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Renowned pianist Andrey Gugnin is coming to Melbourne Recital Centre next month

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Words by Staff Writer

Melbourne Recital Centre will host a lyrical evening of virtuosic passion with Andrey Gugnin.

These concerts will mark the return by Andrey to Australia since his highly successful national tour in 2017, appearances at the Coriole Festival in 2018 and concerto collaborations with the Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestra before the pandemic.

The recital will include works by Edvard Grieg, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Australian composer Carl Vine, along with the achingly beautiful 3 Bagatelles by lesser-known Valentin Silvestrov before concluding with Stravinsky/Agnosti’s insanely challenging The Firebird.

Andrey Gugnin at Melbourne Recital Centre

  • Wednesday 1 November 2023 7.30pm
  • Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
  • Tickets here

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Andrey Gugnin returns to the Australian stage for performances that will demonstrate his internationally awarded pianistic skill in two dazzling performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and City Recital Hall, Sydney on the 1st and 2nd November respectively.

Audiences will be swept away on a melodic journey of emotion that strikes an exquisite balance between titanic waves of impassioned sentiment and technical mastery. Known for his lucid touch and shimmering tones, Andrey is lauded for his “extraordinarily versatile and agile technique, which serves an inspired musical imagination” (Gramophone Magazine).

Andrey Gugnin said, “These upcoming concerts are a very special home-coming of sorts for me. Australia will always have a place in my heart having already toured the length and breadth of your sunburnt country and I just cannot wait to be able to play again for Australia.”

Andrey has released numerous CDs, with his recording of Shostakovich’s solo piano works (Hyperion) winning the 2020 BBC Music Magazine awards for Best Instrumentals. His recording of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 also featured on Steven Speilberg’s Oscar-winning film Bridge of Spies.

A magnetic performer who is in high demand worldwide as a recitalist, chamber music partner and concerto soloist, audiences won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to see one of the greatest musical minds of their generation.

Tickets here.