RHAPSODY with Pianist Konstantin Shamray

The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Dr. Nicholas Milton AM, presents Rhapsody, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Konstantin Shamray. This two-day event will be held on Saturday July 27th and Sunday July 28th, at the The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.

Shamray, a rising star in the Australian and international music scene, has captivated audiences with his powerful performances. A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide, he has performed under the baton of esteemed conductors like Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, and Dr. Milton himself.

His exceptional talent was recognised in 2008 when he won both the Judges' and People's Choice prizes at the Sydney International Piano Competition, performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Milton's direction. Since then, he has garnered critical acclaim for his solo and chamber music performances worldwide.

The Rhapsody program promises an evening of exhilarating music including:

Borodin's Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances: A lively and evocative work showcasing Borodin's masterful orchestration.

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43: A dazzling display of virtuosity by Shamray, performing this iconic piece by the Russian master.

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47: A powerful and dramatic work, considered one of the most significant symphonies of the 20th century, composed by Shostakovich amidst the turmoil of Stalin's Russia.

Reviews highlight Shamray's captivating stage presence and exceptional technical skill. The Adelaide Review praised his performance stating, "Shamray was exhilarating in both concerts, playing with fearless command of the instrument, sparkling power, and a faultlessly clear technique."

Rhapsody promises to be a memorable concert for music lovers of all ages, and an opportunity to witness the brilliance of Konstantin Shamray with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.

Concert Details
Venue: Concert Hall, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Dates & Times: Saturday July 27th, at 7:00 PM & Sunday July 28th at 2:00 PM
Prices: Adult: $75, Concession: $65, Under 35: $35, Child: $16.40
Bookings: 02 8075 8111 or https://www.willoughbysymphony.com.au/Events/Rhapsody