David Helfgott to Perform the 'Rach 3' in Melbourne
David Helfgott is one of Australia’s most prolific and treasured musicians. Almost 20 years on from the film that catapulted him onto the world stage, Helfgott continues to tour internationally to critical acclaim and enchant audiences worldwide with his passionate musical interpretations and triumphant personal story.
Widely known as the most technically demanding piano concerto ever written, Helfgott’s quest to conquer ‘The Rach 3’ was central to the 1996 film, SHINE. Following incredible success at the Sydney Opera House last year, David will again embark on the challenge of performing the piece for two pianos.
A matinee recital for piano lovers, the concert will begin with Helfgott playing The Italian Concerto by Bach, and Beethoven’s Appassionata. Finally, in place of the orchestra, Helfgott will be joined on stage by internationally acclaimed pianist Rhodri Clarke for Rachmanonov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor. A highly sought after accompanist, Clarke who has worked with renowned international musicians including Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazon.
Helfgott has performed in over 37 countries to sell-out audiences worldwide, he returns to Australia following a recent successful tour of Europe.