International pianist Antony Peebles in Gerringong

Antony Peebles.

Antony Peebles.

Gerringong Music Club will once again welcome international star pianist Antony Peebles on Sunday, August 27.

Peebles will thrill the audience with classical gems including Beethoven's Appassionata, Schubert, Liszt, and Chopin.

Doors open at 1.30pm with the concert kicking off at 2pm in the Gerringong Town Hall.

Tickets are $20 at the door, members, children and students are free. 

Afternoon tea available.

Antony Peebles

Antony Peebles studied at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained a Bachelor of Music.

After leaving university, Peebles studied the piano with various tutors including Peter Katin, Yvonne Lefébure and Jeremy Siepmann. He received a number of scholarships during this time.

Peebles' big break came in 1971, when he was awarded the BBC Piano Competition. He played Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel, receiving universal acclaim from the jury, including renowned pianist Vlado Perlemuter, who commented that he'd never heard the piece interpreted better.

Peebles also won the French Claude Debussy competition in 1972.

Following these successes, Peebles became a regular concert pianist, both as a performer of concertos with major orchestras in the United Kingdom and, famously, by touring the world playing the piano – sometimes alone, and sometimes with violinist John Georgiadis, with whom he formed the Georgiadis/Peebles Duo.

Peebles has now performed in, astonishingly, 131 countries.

At home in the UK he has played as concerto soloist with the following orchestras: London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Halle, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Welsh Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, etc.

He broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and plays for music clubs up and down the country.

He has recorded six CDs for Meridian Records. These include a CD of Ravel piano music, a CD of Liszt operatic fantasias and four CDs of songs transcribed for solo piano by Liszt, of all 55 of the Schubert songs, all 12 of the Schumann songs and all nine of the Mendelssohn songs that Liszt transcribed. The first of these Schubert CDs was voted third Best Recording of the Month by 'Classic CD' Magazine.

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