PLAY­ING PI­ANO: IT’S MY FORTE

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - KRISTY MUIR kristy.muir@news.com.au

AYE­SHA Gough is not your typ­i­cal clas­si­cal mu­si­cian – she has an afro, wears bold makeup and colour­ful out­fits and has a quirky per­son­al­ity.

The 22-year-old Banora Point pi­anist is head­ing to Italy to start her post­grad­u­ate study af­ter be­ing awarded a place at the Ac­cademia Pian­is­tica In­ter­nazionale in Imola.

Raised by grand­mother Janet Gough, Miss Gough re­calls be­ing given a toy pi­ano as a tod­dler, setting her on her mu­si­cal path­way.

Miss Gough has been learn­ing pi­ano for 17 years and spends up to six hours a day on the keys.

“You bring your own style (to clas­si­cal mu­sic),” she said.

“It is a vocation, not a job – it is your whole life.

“I’d like to think my point of dif­fer­ence is that I look dif­fer­ent, I like to wear bright out­fits, I like to talk to peo­ple when I am on stage.

“I try not to be up­tight (on stage) like typ­i­cal pi­anists.”

Aye­sha will per­form her fi­nal con­cert be­fore leav­ing for Italy at the Mu­sic Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Group’s Af­ter­noon Pi­ano Recital on at 2.30pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19, at Aveo Robina, 1 Glen­side Dr, Robina.

Pic­ture: MIKE BATTERHAM

Pi­anist Aye­sha Gough, 22, from Banora Point is headed to Italy to study at the Ac­cademia Pian­is­tica In­ter­nazionale.

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