Andrey Gugnin returns to the Australian stage in National Recital Tour

Karina Lozada | 5-Jul-2017
Internationally renowned pianist, Andrey Gugnin returns to Australia to celebrate the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia's 40th Anniversary. Touring six Australian states and territories at some 32 venues, the 2016 winner of the competition will offer performances to the likes of Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky. @SydneyPianoComp #SydneyPianoComp
The winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, Andrey Gugnin, will return to Australia later this month to deliver his captivating National Recital Tour in celebration of The Competition"s 40th Anniversary.

Russia"s Gugnin was the most impressive performer in the competition, taking out 4 prizes in addition to his overall first placing last year. He will now tour six Australian states and territories offering performances including Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky at some 32 venues.

Since his stunning Sydney win he has been in high demand around the world as a soloist, chamber musician and festival artist. But he is eager to perform for Australian audiences, with a tour that will take him from Alice Springs to Adelaide, Shepparton to Sydney and Busselton to Brisbane through until September.

Andrey Gugnin commented, "Australia has provided many pinnacle moments for me and my career. It"s a pleasure having the opportunity to work with the Sydney International Piano Competition again and to play for audiences across this beautiful country over two months."

Reviewer Peter McCallum noted of his winning performance: "Gugnin's nervy, energised and involved playing, high technical development and feel for Prokofiev's imaginative scope, from the dreamy and romantic to the spiky and grotesque, made him the clear winner." -Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2016

After graduating from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Gugnin was invited to be a regular participant of the Moscow Philharmonic Society program for promising young artists - "The 21st Century Stars". His energy, feel for the music and outstanding technique placed Gugnin on the global stage with performances in over twenty countries as a soloist, recitalist and a chamber music partner.

The multi-award winning performer has collaborated with orchestras and ensembles across the world, been welcomed as a guest artist at numerous international festivals, received increasing numbers of concerto engagements and is about to embark on a CD recording for Hyperion Records.

The National Recital Series is part of the Sydney International Piano Competition"s celebration of 40 years in 2017, showcasing some of the Competition"s most highly regarded artists around the country. Later this year, 2008 first prize winner, Russia"s Konstantin Shamray tours in October and Australia"s Tony Lee, voted Best Australian Pianist in the 2016 Competition, will tour in November.

Andrey Gugnin National Recital Dates

Andrey will tour 32 venues across NSW, VIC, QLD, NT, WA, SA
To see the full list of venues, please visit, www.sydneypianocompetition.com.au.

Andrey Gugnin Sydney and Melbourne Recital Dates
Where: Sydney
Date: Saturday 29 July
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Tickets: Adults $55 I Concession/Friends $49 I Students $20 I Groups of 5+ $TBC

Where: Melbourne
Date: Tuesday 29 August
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Camberwell Grammar School, 55 Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury VIC 3126
Tickets: Adults $49 I Concession/Friends $40 I Students $25 I Groups of 5+ $TBC

For more information on the National Recital Tour and to purchase tickets, visit www.sydneypianocompetition.com.au.
For further information contact:
Avviso PR | +61 (0) 2 9368 7277 |
Sophie Olorenshaw I +61 (0) 435 947 920 I sophieo@avviso.com.au

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