Recitals Australia Presents
Flinders Music Series, Oasis Room, Flinders University
Michael Ierace, piano
Raymond Chapman Smith (b. 1951)
Nach der Natur
Erik Satie (1866–1925)
Gnossienne No. 3
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
4 Preludes from Book 1
No.2 – Voiles
No.3 – Le vent dans la plaine
No.8 – La fille aux cheveux de lin
No.12 – Minstrels
George Gershwin (1898–1937)
Selections from the Gershwin Songbook
The Man I Love
Nobody But You
Do It Again!
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
Oh, Lady Be Good!
My One and Only
Strike Up the Band
Approximately 60 minutes
Adelaide born Michael Ierace has been cited as having an “exceptional gift” and his playing described as “revelatory”. He completed his university education at the Elder Conservatorium with teachers Stefan Ammer and Lucinda Collins.
Michael received the prestigious Elder Overseas Scholarship, which enabled him to move to London and study at the Royal College of Music with Professor Andrew Ball. He was selected as an RCM Rising Star and was later on staff as a Junior Fellow in piano accompaniment.
In the UK, Michael won several competitions, including the Keyboard and the Accompanist Prize in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition – the first pianist in the competition’s distinguished history to receive both awards. Michael has performed extensively throughout London and the UK and twice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Much sought after as an associate artist for national and international guests, Michael is also the regular repetiteur for the State Opera South Australia and the Adelaide Festival, including playing for the Australian première of Brett Dean’s Hamlet.
Alongside his ‘classical’ duties, Michael is also the keyboard player for the ensemble Tributes in Concert Band, which has been consistently praised as one of the best in the business after making their US debut in 2019.
Michael is currently working at the Elder Conservatorium.