Pauline Pidgeon in Recital



‘A true pianist in the golden age tradition of aristocratic grace’. Benjamin Martin, fellow musician

Pauline Pidgeon began playing the piano at the tender age of three by watching and imitating her mother. Growing up in regional Victoria was no impediment to this prodigious talent. When she enrolled at the University of Melbourne the Faculty of Music awarded her the coveted Exhibition Scholarship. She was a state finalist in the ABC’s Instrumental and Vocal Competition and won second prize in the inaugural Chopin Competition.

Family commitments put her ambition to be a concert pianist on hold. She moved to Germany then South Africa. As well as bringing up two children she found time to give numerous recitals and broadcasts and lectured at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Pauline returned to Australia to take up a teaching position at Ballarat Grammar. Now retired she is free to pursue her dreams and with this Recital of her favourite Romantic repertoire is sure to delight her audience.

Presented by Stanley Yohanes


Frédéric Chopin
Preludes Op.28 – selections
Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23

Segei Rachmaninoff
Prelude Op.23 No.4 in D

César Franck
Prélude, Choral et Fugue FWV21