Born and raised in Queensland, London-based Australian pianist Jayson Gillham is recognised as one of the finest pianists of his generation. He is internationally praised for his compelling performances and relentless elegance. Jayson’s recent performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, were met with critical acclaim. The Australian writes:
His sound was a winning blend of bright-toned clarity and appealing warmth. Tempos were expansive and measured, he gracefully dispatched the virtuosic passagework with dexterity, and his supple phrasing and subtle dynamic control stylishly realised the many sustained pianissimo passages…Gillham’s poised, insightful account captured the concerto’s lyrical essence.
After receiving numerous prizes from some of the world’s leading piano competitions, it was Jayson’s win at the 2014 Montreal International Music Competition that brought him to international attention. Jayson’s outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 was described as being performed “with such streamlined patrician elegance that he took home the 1st Prize and a string of engagements to follow.” (Huffington Post)