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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Alexander Gadjiev performs in Batehaven Oct 30th

Alexander Gadjiev, Winner Of 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, Won The Competition Online But Is Now Here To Perform Live For Local Music Lovers

2pm Sunday 30 October, St Bernard’s Church Batehaven

Italian/Slovenian Alexander Gadjiev scooped the pool at the 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition, winning first prize as well as six of the minor prizes. Alexander is now in the middle of a national tour as part of the prize winner’s package and will perform for local audiences on Sunday 30 October at St Bernard’s Church in Batehaven.

The Sydney Piano Competition is one of the major international competitions for emerging pianists. It is usually conducted as a series of recitals in front of live audiences. The 2020 competition was postponed due to COVID and in a world first, was conducted online in 2021. Performances were pre-recorded and then streamed for the judges and online audiences. In this tour, Alexander is playing live before Australian audiences for the first time.

Exploring the vastness of Australia this year, sharing my music in front of live audiences across the country, and meeting the is a dream come true for me.” said Gadjief of this national tour.

Alexander Gadjiev is an artist on the cusp of a major international career. The audience can expect a stunning display of virtuosic skills in a program that will feature works by Chopin and Schumann. The concert will also include the new work by Australian composter Colin Spiers, who won The Sydney Piano Competition’s ‘Composing the Future’ competition in 2021. The prize-winning piece ‘Eine Kleine Nacht Music’ can often be heard on ABC Classic.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door

Adults $35, Concessions $30. Students and an accompanying adult Free.

Alexander Gadjiev is presented by the South Coast Music Society in association with the Sydney International Piano Competition. The South Coast Music Society has been bringing fine classical performers to local audiences since 1996. We have an exciting program planned for 2023 that will include The Australian Baroque Brass in April; Katherine Selby (piano) and Andrew Haveron (violin) in May; Soprano Bronwyn Douglas accompanied by Alan Hicks in August; and Diana Doherty (oboe) with Bernadette Harvey (piano) in December.


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