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27/07 - 05/08/2018

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

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2018 Festival Artists

Piano

Timothy Young


Australia

Proudly supported by Samuel Blanch

Timothy Young is one of Australia’s most prominent and versatile pianists. Head of Piano and Chamber Music at the Australian Academy of Music and a founding member of Ensemble Liaison, Timothy performs regularly in recital as a soloist and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and ensembles. He studied at the University of Melbourne with Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost before completing his Diploma with distinction from the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy, under the direction of Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri and Massimiliano Damerini.

Timothy has toured New Zealand with Ensemble Liaison, Australia with violinist Ray Chen for Musica Viva, performed with the Australian and Tin Alley String Quartets, the Australian Brass Quintet, The Sculthorpe Wind Quintet, the ANAM orchestra and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. In 2017 he performed the solo of Messiaen’s epic Turangalila Symphony to great critical acclaim with the Australian World Orchestra with Simone Young conducting. Frequent festival appearances recently include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, Huntington Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Music by the Springs, Epsom House Tasmania, Port Fairy Festival, the Novi Sad Music Summer Festival in Serbia, the Kotor Arts International Festival in Montenegro and the opening recital at the Capraia Festival of Music in Italy.

Timothy’s internationally acclaimed discography for the Melba and Tall Poppies labels include solo recitals and collaborations with Ensemble Liaison, violist Roger Benedict, violinist Ray Chen, cellist David Pereira and soprano Cheryl Barker. His most recent release is the complete works of Percy Grainger for two pianos with Penelope Thwaites for the Heritage label UK.
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