Connect with us

National

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…

Published

on

post featured image

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…

Click here to view the original article.