Bathurst, Australia – Get ready for a weekend that promises to tantalize the senses with an exquisite blend of food, wine, art, and enchanting music as the Way Out West Piano Fest returns to Bathurst this October. Following its immensely successful debut last year, the festival is set to make a triumphant return to the picturesque Blackdown Farm from October 27th to 29th.
This year’s festival will be graced by the presence of four exceptionally talented pianists, including the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition winner, Andrey Gugnin, along with Tamara Anna Cislowska, Sonya Lifschitz, and Clemens Leske. Throughout the weekend, attendees will be treated to five mesmerizing concerts that promise to transport them on a musical journey like no other.
The festivities kick off on Friday with a warm country welcome and a sunset dinner that sets the stage for an unforgettable weekend. The opening concert, aptly titled “Music From the New World,” will immerse the audience in Latin American rhythms, jazz-inspired melodies from the USA, and the exquisite compositions of one of Australia’s most prolific composers.
Saturday brings a delectable treat for the senses with a sumptuous meal accompanied by fine wines, followed by not one but two captivating concerts. “Eastern Express” explores the cultural tapestry of central Europe, offering a rich and immersive experience. Meanwhile, “History of Love” celebrates the expression of love and heightened romantic emotions through the medium of music.
The grand finale on Sunday features two more enchanting concerts. “Once upon a time…” captivates the audience with fairytale-inspired music, featuring compositions by the likes of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Pletnev, and Nikolay Medtner. The festival culminates with “Carnival,” a vibrant celebration that combines a festive atmosphere with timeless melodies and masterful piano performances.
Nestled amidst pastoral heritage, art, and culture, Blackdown Farm serves as the perfect venue, with its extensive gardens providing a picturesque backdrop for this weekend of cultural immersion in the full bloom of spring.
Beyond the musical delights, the festival will also offer a suite of gastronomic experiences that will further elevate the weekend’s festivities.
Prepare to embark on a sensory journey like no other as the Way Out West Piano Fest promises to deliver a weekend of unparalleled cultural richness, artistic brilliance, and gastronomic delights. Secure your tickets now for a truly extraordinary experience in Bathurst this October.