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The Eulogy

Documentary

AUSTRALIA

Directed by Janine Hosking
Starring Geoffrey Tozer, Paul Keating, Richard Gill

"Geoffrey Tozer’s death is a national tragedy." The Hon. Paul Keating 

"Extraordinary" Limelight

The untold story of Australia’s greatest classical pianist.

The Eulogy is a feature documentary, which for the first time unravels the truths and myths behind the life and career of one of Australia’s most brilliant, prolific and least understood concert pianists, Geoffrey Tozer. As an 8-year-old child prodigy the world was Geoffrey Tozer’s oyster. From the time that he was the youngest ever semi-finalist at the famous Leeds Piano Competition, he dazzled audiences around the world. As an adult Geoffrey Tozer continued to perform in Australia and internationally but for a career that promised and delivered so much, Tozer’s end was shocking.

At his memorial service in 2009, Tozer’s friend and former Prime Minister, Paul Keating delivered a searing eulogy, painting a haunting picture of a lonely genius shunned by the Australian musical establishment during the final years of his life. Intrigued by Keating’s controversial eulogy and spurred to find out what went wrong with Tozer’s career, esteemed conductor and music educator Richard Gill goes on a journey to discover the man behind Keating’s eulogy. Richard’s first steps begin at the Estate of Geoffrey Tozer, where in a humble backyard shed is an archive that contains thousands of drawings, photographs, letters and diaries documenting every aspect of Tozer’s tumultuous life. Gill also meets with members of Tozer’s family, inner circle and musical colleagues who have never before spoken publicly about the pianist. The epic tale and musical legacy of one of the greatest pianists Australia never really knew is finally revealed.

 

Gallery 

Dates 

25 November 2019

Times 

Monday 25 November, 7.00pm

Duration
113 minutes

Prices 

Reelpix member
Full $14
Concession $11

Non Members
Full $17
Concession $14

Genre 

Documentary

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

M
Warning: Moderate language

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.

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