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Thursday, May 21 2015 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
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As a boy practicing scales in Miss Winifred Pope’s music room, Roger Woodward had little idea of the glittering future that lay ahead for him. Beyond Black and White charts his success, from little boy growing up in leafy Chatswood to international music legend. Peter McCallum talks to the man The New Yorker hails as ‘one of the most consistently exciting and convincing interpreters of virtuoso avant-garde music’ about his life of surprises.

Change from printed program: This event will now take place in the Richard Wherett Studio at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.

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Roger Woodward (Australian)

Roger Woodward's memoir Beyond Black and White has recently been published by ABC Books. He belongs to the highest echelons of pianists confirmed by his appearances at Le festival d'automne à Paris, Venice Biennale, Wien Modern, New YorkPiano Festival, BBC Promenade concerts and, at the invitation of Sviatoslav Richter, La grange de Meslay, Touraine. He worked with Messiaen, Xenakis, Barraque, Stockhausen, Takemitsu, Cage, Feldman; performed with the New York, Los Angeles and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre de Paris, six London orchestras, and with conductors such as Abbado, Mehta, Maazel, Mackerras, Masur, Dutoit and Boulez.

Peter McCallum (Australian)

Peter McCallum is chief classical music critic for The Sydney Morning Herald and an Associate Professor in Musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. His research interests are music analysis, Beethoven's compositional sketches and the music of Boulez. His centenary history of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will published in May 2015. Peter been Chair of the Academic Board of the University of Sydney and a fellow of that university’s Senate since 2010.



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