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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide May 17

Hayley Jensen: Australian Idol star turned The Voice star turned country star! You've seen her on Australian Idol and on The Voice and may have also caught her on the telly performing with fellow Idol, Casey Donovan. Now Hayley returns to her country roots with new album, Turning Up The Dial, which she is launching tonight. Thu, May […]

David Helfgott

It’s been almost 18 years since the biographical, Acadamy Award-winning movie Shine catapulted David Helfgott to world fame as a concert pianist. It was the quest to master Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor that drove much of the film. Now Helfgott brings ‘The Rach 3’ to the Sydney Opera House, accompanied by […]


For some, David Helfgott’s name is almost synonymous with Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto (D Minor Op. 30). Anyone who has seen the 1996 movie Shine would be well-acquainted with David’s departure and return to his beloved: the piano. The movie, starring Geoffrey Rush, depicts Helfgott's life and early struggles with Schizoaffective Disorder. In the lead-up to […]