Tedeschi in concert

October 28, 2012 by Arts Editor
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International piano virtuoso Simon Tedeschi and the Sydney Omega Ensemble come to North Shore Synagogue for a mouth-watering concert on next month’s Remembrance Day.

The Omega Ensemble

“Top of the Pops!” – to be performed from 4pm at the Shule in Treatts Rd, Lindfield – boasts classical favourites from Beethoven, Bruch, Schubert and Gershwin. And organisers also promise ‘some surprises that everyone will enjoy’

The North Shore born and bred soloist Tedeschi has performed for royalty and at major concert venues throughout the US, UK, Europe, Central America and all over Australia. Recipient of countless international prizes and scholarships he was most recently awarded a Centenary of Federation medal by the Prime Minister of Australia.

He has has collaborated with acclaimed musicians across many styles and genres including the late renowned US jazz musician Larry Adle and famously played the hands of David Helfgott in the Oscar-winning movie Shine.

The Sydney Omega Ensemble is directed by clarinettist David Rowden and is one of Sydney’s most exciting interpreters of contemporary classical music. They’ve performed at all the major concert venues including the Sydney Opera House and City Recital Hall.

The concert will also feature a Remembrance Day tribute from dynamic and award-winning cantor Zvi Teichtahl, accompanied by well-known Sydney pianist and musical director John Martin.

Simon Tedeschi

Cantor Teichtahl started singing as a child and was chosen as soloist for the Chassidic song festivals in Melbourne at age 11.  Since then he has been active in leading synagogue services in Melbourne and Sydney. A lyric tenor with an acclaimed range, warmth, and rich timbre, he trained  at the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, GMV Studio with contralto Dr Sally Collier, and more recently with Elizabeth Dracakis.

Teichtahl’s scholarships include the Ian Lowe Scholarship from the Melba Conservatorium of Music (1998 & 1999), The Nelly Apt Grant from the Music and Opera Singers Trust of Australia (2000), and the Council of Orthodox Synagogues Victoria scholarship (2002).

He used the latter 2 scholarships to travel to Israel in 2002 and study at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, under the guidance and tutelage of Cantor Naftali Herstik, Maestro Raymond Goldstien amongst others.  Whilst in Israel, Zvi was invited to be part of the renowned Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir.

In 2010, Zvi was awarded a Certificate of Performance with Distinction from the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Zvi is married to Mirah and together they enjoy the challenge of raising five very active children.  In his “spare time” Zvi is a financial adviser in a boutique advisory practice in Chatswood.

He says “Top of the Pops” will be a unique and memorable event for all (appropriately for Remembrance Day!).

“Working with artists of the calibre of Simon Tedeschi is a joy and a privilege

“This will be great treat for all the community. Definitely a performance not-to-miss!”

TOP OF THE POPS takes place Sunday 11 November 4pm (doors open at 3.30pm)

The North Shore Synagogue, 15 Treatts Road Lindfield

Tickets $40-$60   Book online www.trybooking.com/boxe   or call 9416 3710.

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