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David Helfgott, the concert pianist immortalised in Shine, awarded OAM for service to performing arts – ABC News

David Helfgott, the renowned Australian concert pianist whose life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine, has been awarded an OAM for his service to the performing…



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Renowned Australian concert pianist David Helfgott has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service to the performing arts following a career spanning seven decades.
Key points:

  • Renowned pianist David Helfcott has been awarded an OAM for his contribution to the performing arts
  • The Oscar-winning film Shine was based on his career and mental health battles
  • His wife Gillian says he is looking forward to performing again in 2021

Helfgott, who lives in New South Wales’ Bellinger Valley, was…

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