Ian Munro is an acclaimed pianist and composer who shines in solo, duo and ensemble performances. Ian has performed in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. His extensive solo repertoire embraces the broad spectrum of well-loved classics, as well as rare and unusual works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, he has commissioned and premiered a large number of works by renowned composers from Australia and abroad. Audiences everywhere revel in the brilliance of this great Australian pianist. Ian’s recordings include Elena Kats-Chernin’s Second Piano Concerto with the Sydney Symphony, her solo rags for piano, Andrew Ford’s Waltz Book, the brilliant young Russian composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s ‘Silhouettes’, as well as Ian’s own Blue Rags. Ian’s piano concerto ‘Dreams’ won first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels in 2003 and has been broadcast world-wide. Since then, he has been invited to write new works for numerous ensembles including the Tasmanian Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the Flinders Quartet. Ian is a core member of the Australia Ensemble and professor of music at the University of Newcastle.
Good quality concert grand piano, tuned on the day of performance. An experienced page turner may be required.