Jayson Gillham
Jayson Gillham


Interview with Rehearsal Magazine - "In Conversation: Jayson Gillham"

Written by Jayson, Saturday 2nd September 2017


On homesickness, networking and practice techniques.

Your newly released third album features the rarely-heard Medtner Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor. How did you discover the work and what was the process for programming the remainder of the record? 

I was asked to learn Medtner’s first concerto for ... Read more

The Australian - "Reviewed: Meklit; Preservation Hall; Gillham; Rose; Coles; Districts"

Written by Jayson, Saturday 26th August 2017


Jayson Gillham and MSO: Medtner/Rachmaninoff piano concertos

4 stars – Vincent Plush, The Australian

Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer was the first to record all the piano music of Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951). This new recording was made originally for a television documentary about Tozer and has been fleshed out. A drop-the-needle test would suggest this is a long-lost concerto by Rachmaninoff. There is the same sweep, characteristic orchestration, piano writing that tosses between sparkling ... Read more

REVIEW: Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Written by Jayson, Sunday 13th August 2017

Courtesy of Performing ArtsHub

by Gillian Wills


It’s not every Music Festival that can conjure up breaching whales on the boat trip to a concert on Orpheus Island.

This year’s eclectic chamber music Festival roiled with tropical theatre. Emotion ran high. Not entirely due to the well-designed programs that featured chamber giants Dvorak, Brahms, Schubert, adventurous 21st Century works and neglected gems, but, because it was award-winning Artistic Director, Piers Lane’s 11th and final Festival. Incidentally, it’s not every Music Fest that can conjure up ... Read more

Limelight's Recording of the Month

Written by Jayson, Wednesday 2nd August 2017

“Jayson Gillham: Lion Tamer: the Aussie pianist takes on two fairly fearsome musical beasts and wins” – five-star review from Angus McPherson, Limelight Magazine.

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Number 1 Album

Written by Jayson, Sunday 23rd October 2016

We are delighted to announce that Jayson’s debut album with ABC Classics and Universal Music Australia has charted at number 1 in the Classical and Classical Crossover charts. A phenomenal success knocking long term chart favourite Andre Rieu from the number 1 spot.

This achievement coincides with Jayson’s acclaimed tour across Australia. With rave reviews for both recital performances and orchestral performances , most recently with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Ashkenazy.



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Review: Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Ashkenazy/ Sydney Opera House

Written by Jayson, Wednesday 19th October 2016

Beethoven Heroic
Sydney Symphony, Sydney Opera House, October 12

The next generation of performers were on prominent display this week, first in Jayson Gillham’s lyrically restrained performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the SSO and then with the uncannily accomplished Beilman and Tyson violin and piano duo from Musica Viva.

Gillham’s playing is smooth, clear and polished and in the first movement he focused on the melodic line and legato playing to produce a dreamy, though occasionally undynamic effect.

In the great slow movement, which so memorably balances darkness and eloquence, Gillham was classically controlled, while the ... Read more