Music On The Mind: Musicians - Born Or Made? Seminar And Recital


7:30 pm

Speaker: Professor Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair of Music and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

Piano recital: Miss Tiffany Poon

Date: Tuesday 19 July
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr of Southbank Blvd and Sturt St, Southbank
Cost: $25 ($15 concession)

Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor and Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studies giftedness: the characteristics and development of people who have an unusually high potential for greatness. Tiffany Poon, a 14-year-old piano prodigy, clearly possesses that qualification. A student at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, Tiffany already participates in an active recital schedule, displaying extraordinary artistry, musical maturity, and a rich love for playing the piano. Professor McPherson, working with Tiffany's family, has observed Tiffany's growth as a musician over her lifetime; he will talk about giftedness and traits of child prodigies, including current research in this field, before Tiffany steps to the piano to share her talent in a piano recital that includes repertoire by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt that will leave the audience spellbound (see


Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No 14 in C Sharp minor, op 27, No 2

Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky
Seasons Op 37

Maurice Ravel
Jeux d'eau


Chopin, Frederic
Nocturne Op 15 No 2

Chopin, Frederic
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op.60

Chopin, Frederic
Scherzo No 4 in E Major Op 54

Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No 1

This presentation and recital forms part of Melbourne Recital Centre's "Music on the Mind" series, which explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.