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The Australian Ballet pianists

The Australian Ballet’s pianists accompany the dancers in class and rehearsal. Classical ballet companies require their pianists to have incredibly broad but highly developed skills. Aside from having virtuosic technique, they must be able to improvise music of the appropriate speed, rhythm and tempo for the exercises devised by the artistic staff during daily class. They must master full piano “reductions” of complex orchestral scores in order to accompany rehearsals and are often called upon to play piano concertos with orchestra, or difficult solo repertoire for performances of works.