Peter Toohey Concert Program Details

Event Details

Sunday, 15 November, 2015

Pre-concert Arrival 2:00pm
Concert Start 2:30pm sharp
There will be a 20 minute interval with light refreshments served.

Trentham Primary School, Trentham


$30 – Adults,
$25 – Pensioners & Students (WITH PENSIONER/STUDENT CARD PLEASE)
$10 – Children under 15 years.

Peter Toohey having grown up in the regional area had his first piano lessons at age 9, studying with Bronislaw Sozanski. Peter completed the Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2012 and recently completed a Masters of Music with Professor Ian Holtham, head of keyboard at the University of Melbourne. He has played recitals in Melba Hall, the Melbourne Recital Centre, Fed Square, The Ballarat Art Gallery, The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Synod Hall, the National Gallery of Victoria and for the Music Lover’s Society along with performances in both Austria and Germany.

In 2013, Peter made his debut performance at the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring as soloist in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. And in July of the same year he participated in two weeks of lessons with Professor Martin Hughes, head of keyboard at the Vienna Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst. During his undergraduate years Peter has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Judd/de Kretser Scholarship, the Madeleine Orr Scholarship, the McKay and Music Lovers’ Piano Awards and the Grace Funston Piano Scholarship. From August-December 2014, Peter studied in London and Vienna with world-renowned piano pedagogues; Peter Feuchtwanger, Christopher Elton, Joan Havill and Martin Hughes.  Peter works as a freelance performer, teacher and accompanist.


 Frederic Chopin: -Etude opus 25 no.1 ‘Aolean harp’

                            -Etude opus 12 no. 12 ‘Revolutionary’
Michael Nyman: -Big my Secret
                           -The Heart Asks Pleasure First
Frederic Chopin: Prelude opus 25 no. 15 ‘Raindrop’
Ludwig van Beethoven : Sonata Opus 27 no. 2 ‘Moonlight’:
                    – Adagio Sostenuto
                    – Allegretto
                    – Presto Agitato
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
Franz Schubert: Impromptu in G flat, Opus 90. no 3
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in C major, opus 15 ‘Wanderer’