"one of the best musicians of his generation worldwide" - Leslie Howard
Simon Tedeschi is quite often described by respected critics and musical peers as "one of the finest artists in the world" making the young pianist's mark on music both undeniable and admirable.
Described by pianist Leslie Howard as one of the finest musicians of his generation worldwide, concert pianist Simon Tedeschi first performed at the Sydney Opera House at age nine. After winning the Symphony Australia 'Young Performer of the Year Award', his career has spanned tours in 27 countries. He has performed for George W Bush, Vladimir Putin, Hu jin Tao, the Dalai Llama and Luciano Pavarotti. Simon boasts a large discography; his most recent recording of the Tchiakovsky and Grieg Piano Concerti under the baton of Richard Bonynge garnered wide acclaim from both critics and the public. With the rare ability to convincingly cross over into jazz improvisation, Simon Tedeschi performs a wide variety of repertoire. The winner of many awards including the Centenary Medal from the Prime Minister of Australia, Simon's latest accolade is the 'Young Jewish Pianist' Award from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY. His profile has permeated to other art forms, most notably as the subject in Cherry Hood's striking portrait of Tedeschi that won the 2002 Archibald Prize, one of Australia's oldest and most prestigious art awards, for her work entitled Simon Tedeschi Unplugged. He is also attached to the Oscar-winning movie 'Shine', playing the hands of acclaimed pianist David Helfgott. Simon has recently been named the recipient of the 2009 Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation. Simon Tedeschi currently studies with Randall Hodgkinson and Peter Serkin.