Simon Tedeschi

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Simon Tedeschi, 2014

Simon Tedeschi (born 1 May 1981)[1] is an Australian classical pianist.

Tedeschi was born in Gosford to Mark Tedeschi QC, Senior Crown Prosecutor for New South Wales and photographer[2] and Vivienne Tedeschi, the daughter of a Polish Holocaust survivor, Lucy Gershwin.[3] He grew up on the North Shore of Sydney[4] and attended Beaumont Road Public School in West Killara[5] and St Andrew's Cathedral School in Sydney where the headmaster discouraged him from taking part in sports lest he damage his hands.[6]

In 1998 he was the winner in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.[7]


  1. ^ "Of Genius and Geekdom" by Kelly Burke, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 1999, via
  2. ^ "The Face: Mark Tedeschi" by Rosemary Neill, The Australian, 22 March 2008
  3. ^ "The Pianist and the Holocaust Survivor", Australian Jewish News, 18 August 2006 Archived 17 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Member Profile – Simon Tedeschi",
  5. ^ "Pianist Simon Tedeschi visits his old school Beaumont Road Public School in Killara" by Danielle Nicastri, North Shore Times, 29 June 2014
  6. ^ "Old Andrean: Simon Tedeschi" by Melanie Pennington, Inspired (St Andrews' school paper), 2014, pp. 6–7
  7. ^ Past winners, ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards

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