Shining on

David Helfgott will get close and personal with his music when he plays in Bangalow this Saturday.

That nimble-fingered star of the ivories, David Helfgott, will perform at Riverview Guesthouse in Bangalow this Saturday, November 25.

David Helfgotts extraordinary life and work inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine. The film catapulted him into the international spotlight and he has just returned from a tour of Austria, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Italy.

David will doing a little Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Chopin. Lovely.

Supporting him is composer Yantra de Vilder who will be performing some of her more recent compositions in the contemporary classical vein.

We are privileged to have David Helfgott perform in such an intimate setting we have only 80 tickets available, said event organiser Dee Tipping. To enjoy the soire we will have picnic seating. We are asking people to bring their own rug, cushions, food and refreshments.

Tickets are $55/50 and available from or 6687 1623.

The gig starts at 6pm and is a fundraiser to build the new Buttery, a therapeutic community for adults choosing recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

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