Simon Tedeschi

Piano

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Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists, winner of the Young Performer of the Year Award (Australia), the Creativity Foundation’s Legacy Award (USA), and the New York Young Jewish Pianist Award.

Recipient of a Centenary of Federation Medal, he has performed for audiences, royalty and world leaders worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “True greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald), Tedeschi performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at age nine, later living in the USA and performing with the Colorado, Fort Worth and Illinois Symphony Orchestras. Since returning in 2009, Tedeschi performs as soloist with all major Australasian symphony orchestras, most recently with the Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras; a frequent guest of festivals, he has also toured extensively overseas with Sydney Opera House’ family show, ‘Meeting Mozart’ (produced by CDP) including to the UAE and China.

Simon Tedeschi has recorded numerous acclaimed albums for ABC Classics/Universal Music, including The Gershwin Collection, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, R. Strauss’ Enoch Arden, Schumann, Schubert and concerti by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Grieg. Recent engagements have included Sydney Festival, Art Gallery of NSW, performances of Echoes of the Jazz Age - Tedeschi’s third creative collaboration with Australian theatre icon John Bell AO OBE, and a return as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Town Hall. 2020 also saw recitals with violinist Andrew Haveron, flutist Sally Walker, for ABC Classic, ABC Jazz, Musica Viva Australia and Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, and in The Australian’s Iso series. An ambassador for Support Act’s AusMusic T-Shirt Day 2020, Fine Music FM, and Sydney Eisteddfod, 2021 engagements include as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Mozart), with Orava Quartet, John Bell, and Andrew Haveron, along with a new recording with violist Roger Benedict for late 2021 release.

Simon is married to acclaimed artist and three-time Archibald Prize finalist, Loribelle Spirovski.

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