One of Australia’s most distinguished artists, Paul Grabowsky AO, will open this year’s Peninsula Grammar Presents series of concerts.
A pianist, composer, arranger and conductor, Grabowsky has won five ARIA awards (most recently in 2014 for his recording The Bitter Suite), two Helpmann awards, several APRA and Bell awards and a Deadly award. He was the Sidney Myer Performing Artist of the Year in 2000 and received the Melbourne Prize for Music in 2007. He was the 2010 Australian National University H. C. Coombs Fellow.
Grabowsky was artistic director of the Queensland Music Festival from 2005-2007 and was artistic director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts for 2010 and 2012. He is currently a professor at Monash University and director of the Monash University Academy of the Performing Arts and the Monash Art Ensemble.
Among his numerous CD releases are two for the Hush series, designed to assist in the healing environment of Royal Children’s Hospital. He is co-artistic director of the Hush project. Grabowsky’s jazz-flavoured show at Peninsula Grammar will primarily draw from his 2014 CD Solo.
Peninsula Grammar’s Head of Ensemble and Instrumental Music, Dr Richard Vaudrey, said Grabowsky would headline a stellar line-up for this year’s Peninsula Grammar Presents series of concerts. Acts previously performing at Peninsula Grammar have included The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, classical music icons the Grigoryan Brothers and Triple J favourite and major festival performer Didirri, to name a few.
The full line-up for the 2020 Peninsula Grammar Presents concerts will be announced soon. See Grabowsky play at Peninsula Grammar’s Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, February 25, at 7pm.Tickets: $38. For more information and bookings, visit www.peninsulagrammar.vic.edu.au
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