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7. Andrey Gugnin2016 Sydney International Piano Competition Winner

Paviour Recital Hall, 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: Adult $40, Concession/GRC Member $30, Child $20

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.

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