Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally praised for his compelling performances, Jayson has received numerous awards and prizes, reaching the finals of some of the world’s leading piano competitions including the Leeds, Van Cliburn and Chopin Competitions.
Jayson now performs across the globe, collaborating with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors and performing on the stages of prestigious concert halls. Recent and future concerto highlights include engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania Symphony Orchestras with such distinguished conductors as the late Sir Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Mark Elder, Asher Fisch, Eivand Aadland, Nicholas Carter, Joshua Weilerstein and Giancarlo Guerrero among others.
Recital highlights include the Wigmore Hall and Louvre Auditorium, Montreal Pollack Hall, Sydney City Recital Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Jayson records for ABC Classics and his debut recital album featuring works by Bach, Schubert and Chopin was released in October 2016 and immediately reached the No.1 spot in both the Core Classical and Classical Crossover ARIA charts. This first release was soon followed by Jayson’s highly acclaimed live recording of Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. Jayson’s most recent CD album recorded in 2017 of works by Medtner and Rachmaninoff with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Benjamin Northey received unanimous praise and was Recording of the Month at the Limelight Magazine.
He plays Beethoven in a very open, honest, secure way – with a sort of ‘glow’
… always a lovely sound – gorgeous. Sir Mark Elder