Jayson Gillham (piano)

 

Saturday 25th January 7.30pm, Theatr Mwldan

 

 

Beethoven:  Two Rondos, Op 51
Beethoven:  Sonata in A, Op 101
Schumann:  Etudes Symphoniques, Op 13

 

London-based Australian-British pianist Jayson Gilham captured the hearts and interest of music lovers across Britain with his performances in the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition.   As a finalist he performed Beethoven’sEmperor Concerto with the Halle and conductor Sir Mark Elder in the Leeds Town Hall.

 

Elder commented about Jayson’s playing:  “He makes a very strong, firm sound, different from all the other [finalists].   He plays Beethoven in a very open, honest, secure way – with a sort of ‘glow’….Always a lovely sound – gorgeous.”

 

 

2012 also saw Jayson being named Commonwealth Musician of the Year and Gold Medal winner of the Royal Over-seas League’s 60th Annual Music Competition.   In 2013 Jayson was a semi-finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he made his debut with the esteemed Brentano Quartet. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he studied with Leah Horwitz, Jayson relocated to London in 2007 to pursue a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton. This programme should prove to be a fantastic showcase of what this promising young pianist is capable of – an opportunity to catch a real rising star.