Jayson Gillham
Jayson Gillham


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

Review: ArtsHub Australia Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera House

Written by Jayson, Wednesday 19th October 2016

By Dr. Diana Carroll

The Concert Hall was almost full for this wonderful performance of sheer musicality by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and pianist Jayson Gillham.

Ashkenazy is well known and much loved by the local audience thanks to his tenure as Principal Conductor of the SSO from 2009 to 2013.  There is also a depth of understanding between him and the majority of the orchestra who were in residence during that period.  They know the nuances of his eclectic conducting and respond well to his gestural style.

The program began with Beethoven’s delightful Piano Concerto No. 4, an elegant, ... Read more

Review: Limelight Magazine - Sydney Symphony Orchestra/ Vladimir Ashkenazy/ Sydney Opera House

Written by Jayson, Thursday 13th October 2016

Gillham proved a poet…

Vladimir Ashkenazy’s Beethoven celebration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra continues on apace after a six-month break, the final three instalments featuring a pair of fine piano soloists, and culminating in the mighty Ninth in a couple of weeks’ time. The drawcards in this “Beethoven Heroic” concert were, of course, the ever-remarkable Eroica Symphony, but also a welcome appearance in the Fourth Piano Concerto by young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, a much-talked about rising star whose performance of the work won him the Montreal International Music Competition a couple of years ago.

There was a natural poetry evident from Gillham’s opening ... Read more

Interview: The Chronicle Australia Australian Tour and ABC Release

Written by Jayson, Tuesday 4th October 2016

INTERNATIONAL pianist Jayson Gillham hails from Dalby and is coming home to kick off his Australian tour.

Mr Gillham now lives in London and has gained a reputation for his compelling and elegant performances.

He performs with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors with recent and future highlights including concerto performances with London Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Melbourne Symphony.

As a keen recitalist he has also performed at the world’s leading venues including Wigmore Hall in London, Louvre Auditorium in Paris, City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney and Melbourne Recital Centre.

Mr Gillham is touring Australia this October and November, starting ... Read more

Interview with Limelight Magazine - "Meet Jayson Gillham: The Australian piano's Boy Wonder"

Written by Jayson, Thursday 29th September 2016


How did a young piano prodigy from regional Queensland become one of the world’s most up-and-coming musicians?

Jayson Gillham had been on the competition circuit for ten years when he finally won big in 2014. He had just given an outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto at the Montreal International Music Competition. “There were six of us in the final of the Montreal Prize,” he tells me over the phone from his homebase in London, “and we were backstage. Then we had to listen to the names being announced in reverse order.” Unlike ... Read more

Linari Classics Festival

Written by Jayson, Wednesday 20th July 2016

Tonight was truly a glorious evening. Opening recital of the Linari Classic Festival – my home in Tuscany! Thank you so much Deborah Humble for being a wonderful musician and a great colleague – plenty of laughs and good yarns! Thank you also to Joris van Rijn, an extremely fine musician and easy going sunny person. Last night was a real treat for all, it is so rewarding when you feel the audience give back so much. They really love their music here.




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