Live At Yours will be Live At The Independent for an intimate performance with Konstantin Shamray.
Update: This piano solo performance by Konstantin Shamray was to take place at Customs House but due to scheduling conflicts post-lockdown, it will now grace the stage at the heritage-listed Independent Theatre in North Sydney on Wednesday 15 December.
The year is 2008 and a young pianist by the name of Konstantin Shamray turns up to the Sydney International Piano Competition and pretty much steals the show. Not only does he takes home the Grand Prize, but he also takes out the People’s Choice Prize and, till this day, remains to be the only pianist to win both awards in The Sydney’s 40-year history.
But that’s not all. In the same year, Konstantin also claimed another five awards including Best 19th/20th Concerto performance. Not a bad start for a young Konstantin, who returns to Sydney post-lockdown for a solo piano performance. This is a do-not-miss event for any and all classical music fans.
Invited by Live At Yours, the innovative classical music platform born out the pandemic, Konstantin Shamray will be performing at The Independent Theatre.
For the extraordinary evening’s 90-minute recital, Konstantin has put together a superb selection of compositions consisting of Bach’s Partita A Minor, Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, Rachmaninov’s Preludes and Ravel’s Gaspar de la Nuit. Each is technically brilliant in their own right, but together will present to the audience a true treasure to behold.
Since Konstantin’s 2008 triumph, the multi-award-winning pianist has toured the world, performed at countless classical music festivals and with countless orchestras, won more awards (he’s even received a prize for “outstanding musical achievements”) and completed a PhD at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide where he now teaches.
In other words, if there is a person in town who will be able to take up a position at the piano to perform these beguiling masterpieces, it is Konstantin Shamray.
The Independent Theatre was forced to suspend all concerts and performances in June but the hidden North Sydney gem and heritage-listed venue, which has survived fire and the effects of time, is reopening and is a fitting location for this stunning celebration of classical music by one of the world’s best.
Konstantin Shamray will perform at The Independent Theatre on Wednesday 15 December at 7pm. Prepare to be enchanted.