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David Helfgott - Live and Intimate

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DAVID HELFGOTT truly is a living legend! We are over the moon that this iconic Australian pianist returns to his home on the Central Coast - Avoca Beach Theatre!

He performs to huge audiences around the world, and yet out of his deep friendship with us, he returns to Avoca Beach Theatre for a very intimate performance. Whereas at times he performs to up to 40,000 people at a time, here it will be up close and personal with a sold out audience of just 300.

This is an opportunity to get up close to the music and the man who has captivated the world with his extraordinary gift and leaves our audiences in raptures! He has been coming to the Theatre for quite some time and always quickly sells out.

‘It is a highlight of our year when David performs’ said Beth Hunter. ‘His energy seems boundless! His fingers fly across the keys and he plays from memory - he must have a veritable musical library stored in his head! And when the concert is finished and we have retired home for dinner, David sits at the piano and plays! His passion is music and the piano, closely followed by people...oh and of course - tea!’

David Helfgott is a virtuoso pianist who touches the hearts of all who hear him and brings joy to concert goers of all ages. The Oscar winning film Shine was made about him and books have been written about him too. He has toured to 37 countries, selling out some of the world’s most famous concert halls.

EVENT PROGRAMME:

  • Chopin- Ballade No 4 in F Minor 
  • Beethoven – Sonata No.23 “Appassionata”
  • Mendelssohn - Rondo Capriccioso

Interval

  • Liszt Sonata in B minor 
  • Scriabin – Prelude No 12 in D# minor
  • Chopin – Etude Op.24 in A minor “Winter Wind”

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