With a repertoire of some thirty-five concerti, Clemens Leske has performed with the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australian, Tasmanian and Queensland symphony orchestras and has played at venues in Spain, the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary and China. He has appeared regularly with the Australian String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi. In May, 2005 he gave his London Royal Festival Hall debut, performing Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent appearances include performances of Strauss’ Burlesque as well as Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Sydney Symphony under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Mozart’s K467 Concerto in C at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, both with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He was also invited on a national tour in partnership with flautist Sir James Galway!
Clemens has released many discs of solo and chamber works, and has recorded extensively for ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5FM. He has served on juries for national and international piano competitions including the ABC’s Young Performers’ Awards, the Lev Vlassenko, and the Shepparton National Piano Award, and is currently a Lecturer in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Impending engagements include appearances with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven’s 4th concerto) with conductor Nicholas Milton and later this year performances of the Yellow River piano concerto in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. Vladimir Ashkenazy states: “Mr Clemens Leske is in my opinion an extraordinary musician and pianist.”!