Newsletter Signup

Become a ABC Music VIP Newsletter subscriber for all the latest ABC Music artist and label news!

ABC Classics signs pianist Jayson Gillham

 

ABC Classics is delighted to announce the signing of a three-album recording deal with brilliant young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham.

Gillham is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of international musicians. He grew up in Dalby in rural Queensland, travelling 500 kilometres every week to attend piano lessons with Leah Horwitz in Brisbane. Gillham continued his studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music before relocating to London in 2007 to pursue a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music.

Since then, he has received significant plaudits for his playing, as well as invitations from some of the world’s leading orchestras and concert venues. Gillham has given concerto performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra, and in Australia with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. In June 2014 he was awarded first prize in the Montreal International Music Competition; and he has been a finalist in other prestigious piano competitions including the Leeds, Van Cliburn and Chopin Competitions. Conductor Sir Mark Elder has commented that he plays ‘with a sort of glow ... always a lovely sound – gorgeous’.

Gillham’s debut album will comprise solo works by JS Bach, Schubert and Chopin, and will be recorded in June 2015 at the Kulturhaus Reitstadel, the concert hall in the German town of Neumarkt renowned for its stunning acoustics. Andreas Neubronner, whose numerous recordings include Murray Perahia’s solo albums, will produce and engineer. The recording will be released globally in 2016–17.

Gillham commented: ‘I am very excited to be working with ABC Classics. They have sought and listened to my artistic input every step of the way, which is refreshing and empowering. This debut album represents everything I stand for and believe in as a musician – beauty, vitality, joy! These are pieces I have grown with over many years and are cherished favourites. Beauty of tone is of vital importance in helping the music come to life and so I am absolutely thrilled to be recording with renowned Tonmeister Andreas Neubronner, who has produced numerous stunning solo piano recordings such as those by Perahia and Volodos.’

Toby Chadd, Manager of ABC Classics, added: ‘ABC Classics has been following Jayson’s career with keen interest since, as a 16-year-old, he performed a Beethoven concerto as part of an ABC masterclass. His prodigious talent was immediately obvious, and he has blossomed as a musician in the decade since then. His playing is already astonishingly mature and elegant, and the beauty of sound he coaxes from the piano is a rare treat. His debut album will provide the perfect showcase for Jayson’s talent, taking us on a journey through some of the most eloquent music for solo piano. ABC Classics is delighted to be a part of the next chapter in his career.'

---

JAYSON GILLHAM DEBUT ALBUM

 
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 
Toccata in C minor, BWV911
FRANZ SCHUBERT
Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
 
To be recorded June 2015, Kulturhaus Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany with Andreas Neubronner, for release in 2016/17.

Joseph Tawadros hits #1 on the ARIA Core Classical Chart

ABC Classic are delighted to announce that Joseph Tawadros’ new album, Live at the Sydney Opera House, is the #1 album on the ARIA Core Classical Chart for the week beginning June 29, 2020.

Aussie Indie record sector grew by $33m over the last four years

Aussie Indie Record Sector grew by $33m over the last four years

Ya like jazz? You will after listening to these albums

Think jazz is just three guys in suits scatting? Think again! There’s a whole world of different jazz genres that are sure to suit any musical tastes.

Rising country star Emmagen Rain tops triple j chart

Murwillumbah singer-songwriter Emmagen Rain has been making a splash on the country music scene recently and now the Australian charts are reflecting the young star's hard work with her latest sing

Rising country star Emmagen Rain tops triple j chart

Murwillumbah singer-songwriter Emmagen Rain has been making a splash on the country music scene recently and now the Australian charts are reflecting the young star's hard work with her latest sing

Five Times The Wiggles Lent A Helping Hand

The world needs all the help it can get at the moment and you’d be hard-pressed to find a group of people more willing to lend a hand than The Wiggles!

Country star Jody Direen’s brush with cyber hackers

Music fans bought $7.3 million worth of music and merch on Friday

Music fans have put over $7.3 million (US$4.3 million) directly into artists' pockets around the world via online music platform Bandcamp's

Global vinyl production threatened by massive production plant fire

A California-based production plant that supplies the lacquer formula used for making master vinyl discs has been destroyed by fire, casting fears about vinyl rec

Four Indigenous artists that you need in your musical rotation

You might know Deadly Hearts as the album collection that features some of the best Indigenous artists Australia has to offer.