Piano Masterclass with Alexander Gadjiev | BREC

Piano Masterclass with Alexander Gadjiev

Run Time
Doors open : 4:30pm
Masterclass: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Masterclass Participants: by expression of interest
Observers: Registration required
BREC in partnership with Sydney International Piano Competition Present
Piano Masterclass with Alexander Gadjiev
First Prize Winner - 2021 Sydney International Piano Competition

Masterclasses are suitable for all levels, but students of AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) Grade 6 or higher will benefit most. The student, where possible, should be prepared to play from memory and the work performed should be generally ‘classical’ rather than contemporary.

: 25-30 mins per student with an invitation to stay and watch other masterclass sessions*
Observers: 120 minutes

*please note that this schedule is subject to change

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02 November 2022
5:00 pm
02 November 2022
5:00 pm
03 November 2022
7:00 pm
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Alexander Gadjiev is an internationally recognised concert pianist from Italy/Slovenia who is offering an open two-hour masterclass session at BREC this November.

BREC has places for selected exceptional young musicians from the South West region who are looking to develop their performance skills to play for Alexander in a 25-30 minute masterclass and receive tuition on a piece of their choosing.

There is no charge for this masterclass for selected students or for music students, teachers and parents to watch the taught session. This will be an open masterclass so the student, where possible, should be prepared to play from memory and the work performed should be generally ‘classical’ rather than contemporary.

If you are or know of an exceptional young musician interested in attending this masterclass, we invite you to apply by filling out the form below.

Applications close: Tuesday 11th October 2022 – extended until Tuesday 18th October 2022
Successful applicants will be notified by: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Students must be AMEB Piano Grade 6 or higher

Participant Registration Form

More about Alexander

Alexander made his concert debut at the age of nine, giving his first solo recital a year later. Both his musical family and the eclectic culture of his city of origin Gorizia, a natural crossroads of peoples, cultures and languages, had a strong influence on his natural ability to absorb, process and rework different musical styles and languages.

Alexander was selected for the 2019 – 2021 BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, providing major opportunities for him in the UK and is also an ambassador for the 2025 European Capital of Culture.

Alexander received his Master’s degree at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, under the guidance of Pavel Gililov and his Konzertexamen in Berlin under Eldar Nebolsin. Alexander has performed in the major concert halls of Paris, Venice, Moscow and at esteemed piano festivals around the world.

Acclaimed by SBS Australia as “one of the most promising pianists of the moment,” The Sydney is very proud to present Gadjiev as our newest laureate. The bar is set high for Gadjiev, with other laureates having significant impact on Australian audiences – we think of Andrey Gugnin’s 33-concert tour in 2017 and of Adelaide-based Konstantin Shamray who Australia now proudly calls one of its own.

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The Sydney International Piano Competition has always held events at the highest international level. It inspires pianists and audiences a-like stimulating interest in the piano and music in general and providing a platform to showcase outstanding pianists from around the world and assist in developing their careers.

The Sydney is one of the major international events of its kind in the world. Founded by the late Miss Claire Dan AM, OBE, Rex Hobcroft AM and Robert Tobias, it was inaugurated in July 1977 and has since been held every four years, except in 1988 when it was brought forward to coincide with the Bicentenary of Australia celebrations. The Sydney was admitted as a member of the Geneva based World Federation of International Music Competitions in 1978, the first Australian competition to be accepted as a member.

Sydney is not only a significant centre of the arts, but a city which has produced and fostered artists of international distinction, whose contributions to music are well known. The Sydney Opera House is a symbol of the city’s commitment to attaining the highest standards in all areas of the performing arts. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, in the centre of the city with its ‘back-yard’ the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, is home to the Competition.