Jayson Gillham ( Piano )

gilham3"He has an easy virtuoso technique, and already a capacity to make people stop and listen"
—Imogen Cooper (2009)
"Honest, intelligent and very beautiful music making"
—Leslie Howard (Wigmore Hall recital 2009)


"Phenomenal…perhaps the finest piano final recital we can remember"
—report from Master's panel, Royal Academy of Music (2009)
Based in London since 2007, Australian pianist Jayson Gillham is becoming well known as a soloist, chamber musician and lieder accompanist. He has won a plethora of prizes including 3rd place—London International Piano Competition (2005); 1st place—Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Piano Competition (2007); 1st place—Prix d'AmadeO de Piano (Aachen, Germany, 2008); and 1st place—Australian National Piano Award (2008).
In 2009 Jayson had the rare privilege of performing solo at London's premier venue, Wigmore Hall, on three separate occasions. Other concerts and tours have taken him to many towns in the UK and Europe as well as regular performances in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.
Jayson is grateful to the Hattori Foundation for their financial support and guidance, and 2010 sees him performing across the UK as a member of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust's Recital Scheme. He also continues to be offered a number of recital engagements through the Keyboard Charitable Trust, including his New York debut recital in Steinway Hall in May this year. He is also supported by the Tait Memorial Trust. In September 2010 Jayson collaborates with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on their tour of Tropical North Queensland, playing Chopin's F minor piano concerto in Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.