Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists, performing throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including at Carnegie Hall. Winner of many prestigious prizes in Australia and overseas, he has performed for world leaders such as the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama. A regular guest of festivals and orchestras, Simon is also one of the few classical pianists who successfully crosses into jazz, and winning critical acclaim for his albums Gershwin & Me, Gershwin: Take Two, and Tender Earth (ABC Classics).
In this exuberant concert, Simon plays Gershwin all-time favourites such as, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ”S Wonderful’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘The Man I Love’, alongside works from composers from Gershwin’s world.
Simon’s unique take on Gershwin’s timeless repertoire has been described by Harmonica legend Larry Adler as ‘reminiscent of Gershwin himself. The greatest Gershwin exponent I have ever seen.’