Clem Leske

With a repertoire of thirty-five piano concerti, Clemens Leske has performed with all six Australian symphony orchestras and has played at venues in Spain, the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary and China. He has appeared regularly with the Australian String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi. For his London Royal Festival Hall dèbut he performed Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent appearances include performances of Strauss’ Burlesque and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Sydney Symphony under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Rachmaninov Third Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony, as well as a national
tour with flautist Sir James Galway.
Four CDs of solo piano works from Chopin and Schumann to Kurtag and William Duckworth have just been recorded. Leske combines his performance career with a Senior Lectureship in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy states: “Mr Clemens Leske is in my opinion an extra-ordinary musician and pianist.”