Growing up with Martha Argerich as a friend of the family, there was no way he wasn’t going to be a pianist. He talks to Justine Nguyen about his Queensland Symphony residence and his musical credo.
The May 2018 issue of Limelight Magazine is now available to read online. A limited stock of hard copies are available from our online store. COVER STORY… Remembering Lenny As we celebrate the centenary of the great Leonard Bernstein’s birth, Vincent Plush looks back on his blazing, multi-faceted career and recalls a few personal encounters, including a rare appearance by the maestro semi-clad and wearing silver lamé. FEATURES… Girls at the Piano Virginia Lloyd talks about her new memoir, which explores the history of women pianists, from her grandmother to Clara Schumann and the heroines of Jane Austen. Thomas Hampson The veteran baritone talks to Jo Litson about making his Australian debut, Mahler, Bernstein, American art song, and why he finds pandas so adorable. Amazing Grace We talk career challenges with Grace Clifford, the Aussie violinist, who won the ABC Young Performers Award at 16, and is returning home for a string of concerts. Birgit Nilsson A look back at the heroic life, the legendary wit and the epic operatic career of the Wagnerian soprano and daughter of Vikings who would have been 100 in May. The Busking Judge His legal colleagues call him ‘The Hammer’ but, as Brendan Ward discovers,