NEWSPAPER ADS FOR DIMITRIS SGOUROS' SYDNEY CONCERTS

1987, 1989, 1991


(1987 Sydney Morning Herald)

RECITAL PROGRAM MONDAY 27th JUNE 1987
BEETHOVEN 32 Variations in C minor
CHOPIN Fantasy in F Minor
LISZT Mephisto Waltz
LISZT Paysage (Transcendental Etude No 3)
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Paganini Books 1 & 2

 


(1989 Sydney Morning Herald)

RECITAL PROGRAM FRIDAY 10th MARCH 1989 RECITAL PROGRAM SUNDAY 12th MARCH 1989
BACH/BUSONI Chaconne CHOPIN Ballade No 4 in F minor
CHOPIN Ballade No 1 in G minor CHOPIN Sonata No 3 in B minor
BALAKIREV Islamey LISZT Venice and Naples
SCHUMANN Carnaval LISZT Concert Paraphrase on the Waltz from Gounod's "Faust"

RECITAL PROGRAM MONDAY 16th MARCH 1989
SCARLATTI Two Sonatas L.104 & L.384
CHOPIN Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Op 22
RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit
LISZT Sonata in B Minor
 

 


(1991 Sydney Morning Herald)

RECITAL PROGRAM TUESDAY 24th SEPT. 1991 RECITAL PROGRAM SUNDAY 6th OCT. 1991
BEETHOVEN "Appassionata" Sonata BEETHOVEN Sonata No 30 Op 109
LISZT 5 Transcendental Studies CHOPIN Scherzo No 2 in B flat
CHOPIN The 24 Preludes CHOPIN Nocturne in C minor
  CHOPIN Polonaise No 6 in A flat
  LISZT Harmonies du Soir
  LISZT "Norma" Fantasy

 


 
 Steinway and Sgouros, triumphs of technique and musical creativity 

 

CD of live recordings from the Melbourne Concert Hall, 10th and 24th July 1987

 

Shown above is a small sampling of the publicity materials surrounding Dimitris Sgouros' tours of Australia.

Along with the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin he has also performed in regional centres like the Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), Townsville, Penrith, Wollongong, Newcastle, Geelong, etc..

 

 A few TV spots from Australia:- 

   

 

 

 


 

Above: With Bob Hawke (Prime Minister of Australia) and Reuben Fineberg

Below: Group photo with Bob Hawke

 

 

 

LEFT: Sgouros with Paul Keating and wife Annita

RIGHT: Sgouros with Australia's Governor-General Bill Hayden in Government House

 

 

 $70,000 Steinway piano autographed by Dimitris Sgouros and Margaret Whitlam (wife of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam) 

 

 
With Ray Martin on Australian television (Channel 9)

 

 

 

 

With Jana Wendt on the Australian TV program "A Current Affair" - interview & burning rubber with a Porsche in Perth!

 

   
With Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the BBC Orchestra

 


 

Performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto at the Aotea Centre, Auckland



 

 

THE SGOUROS PHENOMENON

By DENIS CONDON

 

 

Steinway & Sons - Rebuilding the Legend Exhibition
 STEINWAY GRAND PIANO NO. 1 (1836) 
 $3 million replica - Worldwide Tribute Tour 

 

March 2008, Perth Concert Hall - exhibition of $3 million replica of the first Steinway piano built in 1836
"The original instrument has been painstakingly recreated by renowned Flemish pianoforte builder Chris Maene"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"The Perfect Tribute To A Great Legend"
 
(photos courtesy of cvxmelody)
 

 DIMITRIS SGOUROS - Steinway & Sons 150 Years Commemorative Double CD Album (1853-2003) 

Patron: Vladimir Ashkenazy

"It gives me great pleasure to commemorate this significant milestone..."

- Henry Z. Steinway

"The sound is unmistakable..."


(from an interview in Greek - February 15, 2006)

Σ.Δ. Όντως! Μέσα σε όλα αυτά, σου έχει συμβεί ποτέ κάποιο ευτράπελο γεγονός άξιο αναφοράς;

Δ.Σ. Πρόχειρα στο μυαλό μου έρχεται το εξής: Σε μια από τις προγραμματισμένες περιοδείες μου στην Αυστραλία, ο τότε συνεργάτης μας, μας ζήτησε να πραγματοποιήσω και μια εμφάνιση στην Ταζμανία. Μη γνωρίζοντας ούτε οι δικοί μου ούτε βέβαια εγώ την ύπαρξη του μεγάλου αυτού νησιού απέναντι, πιστεύοντας ότι πρόκειται για τυπογραφικό λάθος στην πρόσκληση απαντήσαμε: Τι δουλεία έχει ο Δημήτρης σε περιοδεία της Αυστραλίας να πάει να παίξει στην ΤΑΝΖΑΝΙΑ;

Ακόμα γελάμε από αυτό μας το λάθος!

 

Interviewer:  Do you have any amusing anecdotes to relate?

Dimitris Sgouros:  In one of our scheduled tours of Australia, our management proposed a concert appearance in Tasmania. Since neither my family nor I had heard of this large island, we thought it was a typo and responded: "Why on earth would Dimitris touring Australia want to play in TANZANIA?

Of course it seems hilarious now!


 


 

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