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Peninsula Grammar Presents Lachlan Redd, 21 June 7.00pm

On Wednesday 21 June at 7.00pm, concert pianist Lachlan Redd will present a superb program for piano that will thrill lovers of classical music.

Lachlan has prepared an extremely generous program for his Mornington Peninsula audience including compositions from Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti and Schumann.

The concert is part of the Peninsula Grammar Presents Concert Series, which is an exciting concert series held at Peninsula Grammar featuring both local and international quality musical acts. Curated by the Head of Instrumental Music, Dr Richard Vaudrey, the Concert Series gives the community the opportunity to experience performances normally only found in large city environments.

Australian pianist Lachlan Redd graduated from the Manhattan school of music in New York City, as a scholarship holder and a recipient of the Queen's Trust for Young Australian's, a student of Philip Kawin. His undergraduate degree was from the Australian National University, graduating with first class honours, and was awarded the prestigious University Medal.

Lachlan was a finalist in the inaugural ABC TV Quest competition and the following year won the national keyboard finals of the then 'ABC Young performer of the year Awards', appearing in simulcast (ABCTV and radio) in both events. That year he replaced Leonardo Bruno Gelber in two performances of Rachmaninov's demanding 3rd piano concerto to a live nationwide broadcast, without rehearsal. This success brought him to the attention of the late pianist Geoffrey Tozer for which he has recently finished recording a second CD, of the pianist/composer's music to be released later this year. (The first CD was launched by the former Prime Minister Hon. Paul Keating in late 2015, and played many times on ABC National, and CD of the week for "on the verandah" last year.)

Lachlan has been invited to play in numerous International Competitions, including, Leeds, Scottish, and Bechstein. He took first prize from the Fourth international Youth Music Festival, "Virtuosi of the year 200 Competition” in Russia, and that culminated in a performance with orchestra (also televised) in the historic Mariinsky Theatre.

Whilst he has played as soloist with nearly all the major Australian Orchestras, a highlight was his 18 performances for the Australian Ballet's revival of George Ballanchines, Ballet Imperial, playing the 2nd piano concerto by Tchaikovsky.

The Age newspaper echoed the Australian some years later: "Redd was superb", and the Australian reported, "Lachlan Redd is a superb pianist...the highlight of Sunday’s concert... where he demonstrated a breathtakingly impressive technique and a conception well beyond his years. His cadenza to the first movement struck just the right improvisatory note and held the audience spellbound."

Lachlan returned to London last year for his second performance of Mozart's concert in A k414 with baroque specialist Peter Dyson at St Martin's in the Field.Lachlan is cathedral organist to the cathedral church of St Paul and is in his final year of graduate study at Trinity Theological School of Divinity.

Further information on upcoming concerts in the Peninsula Grammar Presents Concerts Series can be found at Bookings are essential!

Tickets are $25 Inc. GST and can be booked online at


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