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A return to Sydney saw Foster recording his first major classical piano work, “Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra: WAR; PEACE; LOVE”, for E.M.I. records. Classical music reviewer in Melbourne, Bob Crimeen, wrote of the Rhapsody: ‘He has written a composition that could in time, be regarded as one of the most significant contributions by an Australian to classical music.’

Several directors from Harrods in London heard the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra and commissioned Foster to launch their new Harrods Selection Label. This consisted of a series of three piano solo CD’s featuring works of the great composers and including several of Foster’s own compositions. For a fourth CD he was commissioned to compose “THE CELEBRATION OVERTURE”, recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2006, Foster’s “ELEGY” was recorded for Belair Music by renowned concert pianist Mira Yevtich. This was followed in 2007 by another recording “THE MUSIC OF GRANT FOSTER", also performed by Mira Yevtich. 

March 2009 saw the premiere of the “Ballad for Two Pianos” in France.
In October there will be premiere performances of the Piano Sonata and Overture "La Paolina" and a recording of "Songs of Love and Loss"; “Piano Sonata”; “Ballad for Two Pianos” is scheduled for November in Moscow.

2010 sees the premiere of the Piano Concerto in C Minor in London.
Concerts of the “Ballad for Two Pianos”; “Piano Sonata”; "Songs of Love and Loss”; “Piano Quintet” and “Ballade for Piano and Violin” are planned for Serbia, Russia and France.

In July/August 2011, Grant's "The Pearl of Dubai Suite" was recorded in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Minsk with three orchestras and Mira Yevtich as soloist along with 'cellist Sergei Roldugin. Three songs set to poems by Oscar Wilde and the "Ballad of Reading Gaol" were also recorded by the tenor Andrew Goodwin and Mira Yevtich in St.Petersburg.

The recording will be released in July 2012 on the English label Quartz Music. www.quartzmusic.com

Grant Foster now lives in Bowral, New South Wales.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Grant Foster studied piano with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and then with Marcel Ciampi in Paris for seven years. As well as performing, he began composing at an early age and wrote his first opera, “DARK LOVE”, at the age of fifteen.
Eventually, his music was heard by producers in London resulting in his composing of incidental music for “PETER PAN” directed by Sir Robert Helpmann. The show was a big success and ran for seven consecutive Christmas Seasons. Later on hearing of the death of Helpmann, who had become his friend, he composed an “ELEGY” – a tribute to this unique and talented dancer and choreographer.