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I invite you to a concert with pianist Konstantin Shamray to be streamed live this Wednesday, 15 July at 2:30pm. This concert is free to watch and is part of our new Afternoon Tea series.

Konstantin will perform a program of Schumann, Beethoven, Scriabin and Shostakovich. There will be a post performance Q&A - get your questions ready!

Your support for these initiative is always welcomed, through a tax deductible donation to our organisation. 

If you are busy on the day, or just want to see it again, you can watch the concert later, as the archive will be available for some time via Vimeo and our website.

On Wednesday July 22, cellist Simon Cobcroft will feature and on Wednesday July 29, mezzo-soprano Charlotte Kelso with pianist Yundi Yuan join us.

You can join us on our website homepage, Vimeo directly or via Facebook. If the stream is not starting or behaving oddly, please try an alternate link from above or refresh your browser window to give it a kick! Concerts will also be viewable at our website for a period of time after the live performance, so you can both check them out again at your leisure or share them with family and friends! Please share this information with your friends.

Wednesday 15 July, 2020
at 2:30pm

Konstantin Shamray

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1956) 
From Waldszenen ("Forest scenes"), op. 82: Eintritt (Entry), Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet) 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)  
Piano sonata no. 22, op. 54: 
1. In tempo d'un menuetto
2. Allegretto

Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915)  
Poeme, op. 59; Feullet d'album, op. 58; Poeme-nocturne, op. 61.

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
5 preludes and fugues, op 87: C major, A minor, A major, F-sharp minor, D-flat major

Konstantin Shamray

The Afternoon Tea concert series is an opportunity for Recitals Australia to provide paid performance opportunities for our professional musicians and continue to provide music through our new digital streaming platform.

The concerts are free to watch online, but we'd love your support through a donation, which will enable us to continue promoting musician opportunities and these kind of concerts into the future. Donations can be made online at

About Konstantin Shamray

Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray studied in Moscow at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Professors Tatiana Zelikman and Vladimir Tropp, and the Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg, Germany with Professor Tibor Szasz. 

In 2008, Konstantin won First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition. He is the first and only competitor to date to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes, in addition to six other prizes.

Konstantin won First Prize at the 2011 Klavier Olympiade in Bad Kissingen, Germany and has performed at the Kissinger Sommer festival. In July 2013, following chamber recitals with Alban Gerhardt and Feng Ning, he was awarded the festival’s coveted Luitpold Prize for “outstanding musical achievements”. He has enjoyed critical acclaim at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, the Bochum Festival in Germany, the Mariinsky International Piano Festival, the White Nights Festival with the Mariiinsky Theatre Orchestra in St. Petersburg and the Adelaide Festival.

Konstantin has toured extensively throughout all Australian states and territories, and has recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum. He has performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestre National de Lyon, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra among others under the baton of distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexandr Vedernikov.

In 2019, he was a part of the Sydney and Hungtington Musica Viva festivals, the Coriole Festival in McLaren Vale, joined the Australian String Quartet for Dunkeld and Margaret River chamber music festivals. Konstantin has a keen interest in music education, and has held annual concerts for children throughout Russia. Since 2019, he holds a position as Lecturer of piano at the University of Adelaide.

Lewis Blanchard, ClarinetSpring Lunch Hour Series

We also look forward to our Lunch Hour Series program recommencing for Spring on Wednesday August 5, 2020 via the internet from 12:30pm. Full program to be announced soon.

Recitals Australia presents the Lunch Hour Series as part of our educational and outreach programs. It aims to support and mentor young emerging artists and provides valuable performance opportunities in front of an audience

The program is entirely supported through donations. We'd appreciate any assistance you can give us, and are happy to discuss a donation on the phone on 08 8236 7488 or you can donate directly online at

The Series culminates in the special Awards Final, which will see eligible musicians from that series compete for individual awards of up to $1000, including the Berenice Harrison Prize.

Supporting South Australian emerging artists and musicians for nearly 50 years, Recitals Australia is entirely run by a volunteer council and relies on donations to support all of our programs. We thank our donors and partners for their support of the 2020 Spring Series: 5MBS Radio, National Trust South Australia, Pilgrim Uniting Church, Musica Viva, ArtFuel by I-Nex and many individual donors and volunteers.

Look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Best wishes.

Mark de Raad
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