Jayson Gillham – Bach & Chopin

Jayson Gillham

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Andrew McKinnon


One of the finest players of his generation.

Celebrated London-based Australian pianist, Jayson Gillham is known for his bright toned clarity and appealing warmth. Recognised as one of the finest players of his generation, Gillham takes to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage to perform works by Bach and Chopin.

The selected repertoire was inspired by his read-through of Bach partitas and Chopin waltzes in early 2020. Gillham found himself drawn to the lilt of the dance, calling to mind the gathering of people in good spirit; it is this image that prompted the young virtuoso to return to Australian stages with his two faithful musical companions. Gillham’s relentless elegance and Romantic spirit will hold him in good stead for this unmissable performance.

Praise for Jayson Gillham

‘Jayson Gillham earned his win with absorbing and relentless elegance.’ The Montreal Gazette

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Jayson Gillham piano


Johann Sebastian Bach – arr. Egon Petri
Cantata Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV208

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No.1 in B-flat BWV 825

Johann Sebastian Bach – arr. Ferruccio Busoni
Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Frédéric Chopin
Études, Op.25
No.1 in A-flat ‘Aeolian Harp’
No.7 in C-sharp minor ‘Cello’

Waltzes, Op.34

Nocturnes, Op.55
2. Lento sostenuto in E-flat

Polonaise in A-flat, Op.53 ‘Heroic’


This production is part of the following series:

Great Performers 2022

Melbourne Recital Centre’s favourite program series, Great Performers, returns in 2022.