The series celebrates its 25th birthday with the help of Lane, Abduraimov, Cooper, and Gavrylyuk.

Founded in 1993 with the aim of reviving the lost art of the piano recital, Medici Concerts has drawn some of the finest international pianists to Queensland over the intervening years. Now in its 25th anniversary year, the starry line up reaffirms the organisation’s original mission statement while looking toward the future.

Behzod Abduraimov, one of the featured pianists in Medici Concerts’ 2017 season. Photo: supplied

The 2017 season opens with regular Medici soloist Piers Lane in a programme dubbed A Night in Vienna. Johann Strauss is at the heart of the night’s proceedings, the recital looking to evoke the glamour and elegance of Old Vienna. Music from his operetta Die Fledermausand the evergreen Blue Danube Waltzremind audiences of the brilliance of Viennese musical life. Lane will also perform music by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

The brilliant young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov will give the second concert in the series. Kicking things off with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Abduraimov...