Victor Sangiorgio

St. Jean-Baptiste Church

“Poetic Perfection” was how Victor Sangiorgio’s London debut was hailed by The Times. Similar critical and public acclaim has continued to greet both his public performances and recordings. Magazines such as Gramophone have used words like ‘irresistible’ and ‘superbly colourful’ to describe his growing discography.

Born in Italy, he moved to Perth, Western Australia at the age of four and began his musical training there. He gave his first public performance at the age of five and by 19 had been a soloist with all the major Australian orchestras as well as recording and broadcasting extensively for both Australian National Radio and Television. He was also soloist with the Australian Youth Orchestra and with the West Australian Symphony on their tours of Communist China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

After winning Australia’s most prestigious awards, he lived and worked abroad in Siena, Rome and the USA before moving to the UK. Since residing in London, he has broadcast frequently for the BBC World Service, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM. He has performed throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, America, Asia, New Zealand and America. In America he has broadcast live in Chicago and Los Angeles for the WFMT Radio network and has appeared on American television.

He has collaborated with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Sir Charles Groves, Andrew Litton, Jane Glover, En Shou, Stanislaw Skrowacewzski, Andre Previn, Jorge Mester and Carl Davis. As a frequent visitor to Australia he broadcasts regularly for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as well as giving numerous recital and concerto performances with Australian orchestras.

His repertoire is extremely varied and he has a continuing interest in chamber music. This has seen collaborations with the Brodsky Quartet, his Piano Trio the Fiorini, violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Hu Kun, horn player Eric Ruske, the actor Andrew Sachs and principals from the London Symphony. He has given masterclasses in many cities throughout the world and has also been artist in residence at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and Visiting Lecturer in Piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Colchester Institute and the Birmingham Conservatoire.

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