On Friday 23rd November at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney, renowned Australian concert pianist and friend and fellow musician jazz pianist Kevin Hunt will team up for a special and unique evening of music to raise funds for Microloan Foundation Australia.
The concert will have something for all fans of great piano music, and will include pieces by Gershwin, Debussy, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Dave Brubeck and Bach. Simon will shortly release a CD of Gershwin and CDs of Simon’s and Kevin’s music will be available to buy at the concert.
Meanwhile Kevin is studying for a PhD focused on the comparison of Stuart and Son pianos to Steinway pianos, something he will be able to further on the night, when he and Simon play a pair of Stuart and Sons pianos.
Microloan Foundation Australia’s CEO, Clive Hughes thanked Simon and Kevin for their generous gift of their time, as well as Simon’s ongoing involvement with the organisation.
“We are delighted that Simon and Kevin have again made time in their busy schedules to put a concert on for us. Simon has been enthusiastic supporter of MicroLoan ever since he agreed to become our Patron several years ago. A lot of people have become a little cynical about the ‘aid’ that the West gives to many countries in need and feel that the money is either wasted or subject to corruption. Simon and I both recognize the great thing about Microloan is that every dollar raised in Australia ends up being lent directly to poor women in Malawi so they can set up their own little businesses, to generate extra income to help lift themselves out of poverty. The model we use must be working, as more than 99% of all the money we lend is paid back and re-lent to other self motivated women. We aim to give people a ‘hand up’, not a’ handout’.”
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Microloan Foundation.
Tickets, which are $38, can be bought over the phone on 1300 302604 or online at