Joanna's Candlelit "Piano" Soirée with Gemma Turvey & Yitzhak Yedid
Award-winning pianists & composers Gemma Turvey and Yitzhak Yedid share the stage for the first time ever! An evening of beautiful, piano-inspired music and improvisations from classical to jazz, from Celtic to Middle Eastern influences, these fabulous composers will create a tapestry of piano like you’ve never heard before.
Yitzhak Yedid is in demand as a composer, pianist and pedagogue. Yitzhak was born in Jerusalem and since 2007 has called Australia home. His expertise as a composer is in the integration of non-European musical elements, including improvisation, with Western practice. His compositions explore new forms of integrating classical Arabic music, Arabic-influenced Jewish music and contemporary Western art music. Yitzhak is the 2021 Gallop House Prelude Composer in Residence as well as the Azrieli Prize Laureate and Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
Gemma Turvey is a pianist, composer, and educator, well known for bridging across musical traditions. She has performed nationally and internationally as soloist, ensemble leader and creative collaborator, and was founding artistic director of the New Palm Court Orchestra (NPCO) based in Melbourne. In 2018 Gemma was awarded the Gallop House Prelude Composer in Residence, which gave her a taste for the west! Her music has been described by critics as “breathtaking” and “timeless”. Gemma is a Yamaha Artist.
Tickets: $55 pp (Dinner included, refer to menu above) Bar available. No BYO.
Sun 19th Sep
6:30 - 8 PM