Pianist Geoffrey Parsons, 1957

Photograph by Max Dupain of pianist Geoffrey Parsons, 1957

Geoffrey Parsons (1929–95) began his musical career after he won the ABC Concerto Competition in 1947 with the Brahms B-flat Piano Concerto. He toured Australia a staggering 31 times between 1957 and 1993. One of his most revered performances was in 1973 when he gave the first recital at the Sydney Opera House with Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson.

Photograph: Max Dupain

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