REVIEW: Six encores and the crowd wanted more from world-class classical pianist Julian Gargiulo

Craig Thomson
By Craig Thomson
Updated September 17 2018 - 7:08am, first published 7:00am
FEELING THE MUSIC: Julian Gargiulo on stage during his 2018 Australian Tour. The encore section of the show ran almost as long as the regular program. Photo: Supplied.

It’s Sunday afternoon, an audience of 200 people are sitting in the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre watching and listening to world-class classical pianist Julian Gargiulo play Chopin’s Etude Opus 10 No 12 as the opening piece of his concert, he has the 200 with him almost instantly.

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Craig Thomson

I am a media and communications professional with experience across print, digital, social and radio broadcast. I am currently an Editor at Australian Community Media of three southeast Queensland mastheads, the Redland City Bulletin, the Jimboomba Times and the Beaudesert Times and the Northern Territory masthead, The Katherine Times. I was a Senior Journalist at the Glen Innes Examiner before becoming the editor of the Young Witness, then the Daily Liberal and then seven suburban mastheads in southeast Sydney, including St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. I was a Radio Broadcaster/Presenter on Bay FM, a Music Journalist, a Travel Blogger, a Film and Television Analyst/Writer and a Political Commentator. I was a serious musician, but now I am just an enthusiastic hobbyist.

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