In 2004 Mr Guy Barrett approached Mr Legh Davis who was then the Chairman of share brokers, at the time known as ABN AMRO Morgans to discuss the launching of an international piano series for Adelaide.
Guy had come to Adelaide in 2002 after working in the film and music industry in London. With a particular passion for piano recitals and already on first name terms with a number of internationally renowned pianists he regularly assembles the International list of piano virtuosos.
Legh, had between 1985 and 1992 been the Liberal spokesman for the Arts He retired from State Parliament in 2002. With a continued passion for the Arts,and a vision to see more people gain access to this aspect of the Arts industry he agreed to sponsor Guy’s initiative and proposal.
The first season in 2005 featured Nikolai Demidenko and Piers Lane.
2019 will mark the 15th year of the Morgans International Piano Series. Concerts are held in the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Harris Real Estate, Barrister Block Winery and Bowden Printing along with major sponsor Morgans have been strong financial supporters of IPS over the years.
Our committee comprises:
Chairman – Mr Legh Davis
Musical Director – Mr Guy Barrett
Treasurer – Mr Richard Wishart
Board member – Mr Andrew Ligertwood who was on the board of Musica Viva