Change to Australia Piano Quartet Concert

The Australia Piano Quartet will open the Society's 2019 Concert Season at our concert on 8 March 2019.

There has been a change to the personnel listed in our 2019 season brochure. Due to teaching and other commitments, pianist Daniel de Borah recently left the Quartet. Daniel is a very fine pianist with a beautiful feel for Mozart works. We wish him well for the future.

Daniel's place in our concert will taken by guest pianist Konstantin Shamray. The Adelaide Advertiser has described described Konstantin as "... a pianist of great intelligence matched by tremendous power."

 

                  Konstantin Shamray Pianist

 

Konstantin studied in Moscow at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Professors Tatiana Zelikman and Vladimir Tropp, and the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany with Professor Tibor Szasz. 

In 2008, Konstantin won First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He is the first and only competitor to date in the 40 years of the competition to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes, in addition to six other prizes.

Immediately following his unprecedented success, he undertook a tour of 27 performances throughout all Australian states and territories. He partnered with the Australian String Quartet for their 13-concert National Subscription Tour of 2009 and recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum.

He has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon, Prague Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony among others under the baton of distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexandr Vedernikov.

Konstantin won First Prize at the 2011 Klavier Olympiade in Bad Kissingen, Germany and has performed at the Kissinger Sommer festival. In July 2013, following chamber recitals with Alban Gerhardt and Feng Ning, he was awarded the festival’s coveted Luitpold Prize for “outstanding musical achievements”. He has enjoyed critical acclaim at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the Bochum Festival in Germany, the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, the White Nights Festival with the Mariiinsky Theatre Orchestra in St. Petersburg and the Adelaide Festival.

Konstantin is currently completing a PhD at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide.