David Helfgott to perform in Mundaring for 70th birthday


Picture: Year 9 music students Saskia Blake, Quinn Armenti, Annalise Stevens and Poppy Ben-Ary from Kalamunda Senior High School met Helfgott last Thursday, March 9 after a performance at Gooseberry Hill Primary School. Picture: David Baylis
Picture: Year 9 music students Saskia Blake, Quinn Armenti, Annalise Stevens and Poppy Ben-Ary from Kalamunda Senior High School met Helfgott last Thursday, March 9 after a performance at Gooseberry Hill Primary School. Picture: David Baylis

WORLD-renowned pianist David Helfgott will return to one of his favourite places to perform when he celebrates his 70th birthday in Mundaring on Saturday.

Helfgott played his final concert at the Mundaring Weir Hotel two years ago to mark his 30th anniversary of returning annually to play at the hotel in the hills, but an offer to celebrate his milestone was too good to refuse.

The evening will start with a screening of the award-winning movie Shine, a biopic of the Perth pianist’s life starring Geoffrey Rush, followed by a recital performed by Helfgott.

Tickets for the event are available at www.mundaringweirhotel.com.au/concerts.