The 16th Annual
Friday 18 November 2005

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Clemens Leske - Piano

Clemens Leske was born in Adelaide in 1970, the son of two internationally renowned musicians, Beryl Kimber and Clemens Leske. His teachers have been Noreen Stokes, Herbert Stessin (New York), Joseph Seiger and Alfred Brendel (London).

He has performed with all six ABC Symphony Orchestras under such conductors as David Porcelijn, John Hopkins, Muhai Tang and Nicholas Braithwaite and has won many awards including the Gold Coast National Bicentennial Piano Competition, ABC Young Performer of the Year (1990), the Shepparton National Piano Award (1994), David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship, Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the Accompanist Prize, with Cellist Liwei Qin, in the Royal Overseas League International Music Competition held in London. Since completing a four year Bachelor of Music (Distinction) at New York's Juilliard School, Clemens Leske has appeared regularly with the Australian String Quartet, violinists Jane Peters and Sally Cooper, pianists Benjamin Martin and Agelo Villani, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov and at the Barossa International Music Festival.

He has recorded five CDs including the music of Cuban composer Tania Leon and Australian Graeme Koehne. Clemens Leske's studies in New York and London were assisted by the Australia Council, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Trust, the Australian Society for Keyboard Music and Youth Music Australia. Earlier this year Clemens performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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