Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia's most renowned and sought-after classical pianists who has been awarded several prestigious prizes including first prize in the Keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), Symphony Australia's Young Performer of the Year Award and the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA). Also recipient of a Centenary of Federation Medal, he has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America and Asia as well as for world leaders such as George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama.
Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as "True greatness" (Sydney Morning Herald), Simon performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at age nine. Based in Boston, USA for several years - courtesy of the American Australian Association and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust - in 2009 Simon performed in Carnegie Hall, won the New York Young Jewish Pianist Award and was featured in the Emerging Artist series held in the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Simon has performed solo recitals throughout Europe, the USA and Asia and regularly performs with orchestras around Australia and worldwide such as the Colorado, Fort Worth and Illinois Symphony Orchestras (USA), the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (NZ) and the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Richard Bonynge, Alan Gilbert, Michael Halász, Jun Märkl, Sir William Southgate and Patrick Thomas.
Following his outstanding recent performances of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in the 2017 season, Simon is soloist with the Adelaide, Sydney and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras, as well as with NSW Youth Orchestra and the North Sydney, Penrith and Central Coast Symphony Orchestras. Following successful recent tours to China and the United Arab Emirates with Sydney Opera House and CDP Theatre Producer's children's show 'Meeting Mozart', he returns to China twice in 2017-18 for further performances. Simon records and tours nationally Richard Strauss's Enoch Arden with esteemed theatre icon, John Bell AO OBE, encompassing Sydney Opera House's Utzon Music Series, His Majesty's Theatre in Perth, Adelaide Festival Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Four Winds Festival in Bermagui NSW. He also performs at South Australia's SALT festival as well as several concerts and another recording for ABC Classics of works by Schubert and Schumann with Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal violist, Roger Benedict.
Simon's wide-ranging discography also includes the popular albums Gershwin and Me, Gershwin:Take Two and Tender Earth (ABC Classics) alongside his critically acclaimed recording for ABC Classics of Pictures at an Exhibition and concerti by Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Mozart.
Simon is Artistic Patron of Fine Music 102.5FM and Ambassador for the Australian Children's Music Foundation, Blue Mountains Concert Society, Sydney Eisteddfod and Ryde Eisteddfod and is also Brand Ambassador in Australia for the Celviano Grand Hybrid piano.
For more information, visit www.simontedeschi.com
Photo: L. Spirovski