Russian Piano Masters
Come and hear Russian masterworks for piano by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Balakirev, played by a Brisbane piano master, John Fisher. John studied at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, then at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, and recently in London. His many awards and prizes have included the Yamaha Australian National Piano Competition, the Australian National Piano Award, and recently the Chappell Medal for Piano at the Royal College of Music. He has performed at important venues including Carnegie Hall, New York, and Wigmore Hall, London. Recent recitals have taken place at St. James's Piccadilly, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; and the Leeds College of Music.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, John Granger Fisher began piano studies with his mother at the age of four. At the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, John studied with Natasha Vlassenko and Oleg Stepanov; and at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, USA, he worked with Oxana Yablonskaya and Boris Berman. Recently, John was awarded the Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music, London. He is currently studying with Vanessa Latarche.
John received first prize in the Yamaha Australian National Piano Competition. He has won the John Allison City of Sydney Piano Scholarship, the Queensland Piano Competition and the Hephzibah Menuhin Award. He received the Griffith University Postgraduate Award, the Florence Davey Piano Scholarship (University of Queensland) and many other university awards. Other successes include the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and the Australian National Piano Award. John received second prize in the Louisiana International Piano competition. In February 2014, he won the Chappell Medal for piano at the Royal College of Music.
John has appeared as soloist with a number of Australian orchestras and has given many performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at important venues, including Carnegie Hall, New York and Wigmore Hall, London. Recent recitals have taken place at St James’s Piccadilly, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; and the Leeds College of Music.