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Lachlan Redd - organ
Lachlan Redd graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in New York in 1999, with a Masters degree in piano performance, as a scholarship holder and a recipient of the Queen’s Trust for Young Australians. Lachlan Redd's undergraduate degree was completed at the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Music degree with first class Honours and in 1997 he was awarded The University Medal.
In 1995 Lachlan Redd won First Prize at the Fourth International Youth Music Festival Virtuosi of the Year 2000 Competition, held in St Petersburg. This culminated in a performance with the Tchaikovsky Chamber Orchestra in the historic Marinsky Theatre. He was also a finalist in the inaugural ABC TV Quest Competition and won the 1996 Keyboard Finals of the Young Performers Awards, appearing on ABC TV in the grand finals of both events. Aged 22, he replaced Bruno Leonard Gelber without rehearsal in two performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and received a standing ovation for his performances.
Since, Lachlan has appeared as both recitalist and concerto artist for the ABC in simulcasts on ABC TV and Classic FM, with the Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, with leading conductors including Vladimir Verbitsky, Michael Halasz, Nicholas Braithwaite, Janos Furst and Yan Pascal Tortellier. In 2000 Lachlan was accepted as a competitor in the Leeds International Piano Competition and since has been a full scholarship holder at The Australian National Academy of Music.
Recently, Lachlan Redd was invited to compete in the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition and Festival. Lachlan was one of thirty pianists selected worldwide to compete in Pasedena, USA, in June 2002.