Canadian pianist at Tyalgum

THE 21st Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music will open with a performance by Canadian pianist Avan Yu at Tyalgum Hall, this Friday, September 7.

Avan was announced as the winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition last weekend.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Avan had his first piano lesson on his fifth birthday. By the age of 14 he was recognised as a child prodigy, performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

He has since gone on to perform worldwide.

Following Avan Yu's opening night performance the Tyalgum Hall program will feature the Young Virtuosi Concert on Saturday morning, the medieval and contemporary folk music of Pastance and traditional classics performed by The Lunaire Collective on Saturday afternoon, and renowned Australian virtuosos David Pereira (cello) and Timothy Young (piano) on Saturday night.

Sunday's program includes the Queensland Conservatorium Brass Band and charismatic violinist, Brendan Joyce.

Weekend festival tickets are $275 which covers entry to the seven main concerts, or $25 to $50 for individual performances.

You can book online at or phone 6679 2244.

Check out the website for more info.

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