Schumann Waldszenen
Kurtág 12 Microludes for String Quartet
Westlake Piano Trio
Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major


Rakhi Singh Violin
Eva Thorarinsdottir Violin
Kimi Makino Viola
Nick Trygstad Cello
Jayson Gillham Piano

“A player of stunning dexterity and music brilliance”

- Limelight Magazine

The romantic hero is bold and uncompromising. Emotionally extreme, but also sensitive. Above all, the romantic hero is exceptional. 

Pianist Jayson Gillham, one of the leading lights of a new generation of truly international musical stars, certainly embodies these characteristics. Hot off the back of critically acclaimed performances at the Wigmore and Cadogan Halls, Jayson will make his debut performance with Manchester Collective in 2018.

Experience a programme that celebrates the breadth and scope of this unique voice with works by musical mavericks Robert Schumann, Nigel Westlake, and György Kurtág.

Tour Dates

Nottingham / Thu 4 Oct 2018
Djanogly Hall

Liverpool / Fri 5 Oct 2018
Invisible Wind Factory

Manchester / Sat 6 Oct 2018
The Stoller Hall

Leeds / Tue 9 Oct 2018
Leeds Town Hall

Hull / Wed 10 Oct 2018
Penny Red Arts

Heerlen (Holland) / Fri 12 Oct 2018
Theater Heerlen


Jayson Gillham

Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest pianists of his generation. Internationally praised for his compelling performances, Jayson has received numerous awards and prizes, reaching the finals of some of the world’s leading piano competitions including the Leeds, Van Cliburn and Chopin Competitions.

In June 2014, Gillham was awarded First Prize in the Montreal International Music Competition which brought him to international attention. His outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 was described in the Huffington Post as being played ‘with such streamlined patrician elegance that he took home the 1st Prize and a string of engagements to follow’. The Montreal Gazette reported that ‘Jayson Gillham earned his win with absorbing and relentless elegance.’

Jayson performs across the globe, with recent highlights including concerto engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland symphony orchestras.

Chamber music forms an important part of Jayson Gillham’s career. He frequently collaborates in performance with the Jerusalem, Carducci, Brentano, Ruysdael, Flinders String Quartets, and in 2018, makes his debut with Manchester Collective.

At The Door

As our concerts tend to sell out before the day of the show, we encourage all of our guests to buy tickets in advance. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the door. Unfortunately, we are not able to process cash payments on the day - please bring a bank card with you to avoid disappointment!