Peter de Jager is one of Australia’s most exciting pianists. His repertoire is diverse, encompassing all periods of western classical music, which he often plays on period instruments, as well as musical theatre and cabaret. He has three times attended the Lucerne Festival Academy, directed by Pierre Boulez, and in 2011 was the first winner of the Australian International Chopin Competition. He also was awarded fifth place and best Australian competitor at the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in 2013.
In this video Peter de Jager takes audiences on an undefined path through rich musical terrain, performing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Part 3. Click the 'Play Video' button above to watch the full concert live from the Salon.
In 1722, Johann Sebastian Bach set out to explore a new way of thinking about sound. His explorations led to an astonishing achievement – two books of 24 Preludes and Fugues, in all major and minor keys. In 2017 we’ve invited some of Australia’s most accomplished, creative and adventurous keyboard players to take us on a journey through ‘the 48’, bringing their own insights and reflections to this music, as well as matching it with music that they feel illuminate and enhance these masterworks.