Rumsey & Friends FINALFinal Rumsey & Friends Concert, October 2014.


2013 October – Creek-Rumsey and Friends World Challenge Fundraiser


Four Hands and Solo Wesley

2013 October – Creek-Rumsey Fundraising Concert for the Wesley Centre

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2013 September – Creek-Rumsey Debut Concert

Andrew Rumsey

2013 September – Solo Piano Recital at University House

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2013 June – Masters Graduation Recital

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2013 June – Masters Lecture Recital

Andrew Rumsey

2012 May – Support Our School Concert

The ‘SOS: Support Our School’ concert was organised by piano student Andrew Rumsey who was hoping to rally support and showcase the world class talent the school is famous for.

“Music is a fantastic form of expression and what better way to convey how we’re all feeling at the moment than having a massive concert to channel our feelings and ideas into our music,” he said.

Llewellyn Hall was so full that the concert was streamed into the nearby Larry Sitsky Recital Room and people were denied entry to the concert due to overcrowding.

“We’re looking at close to 1,500 people, which is probably the highest number of people that we’ve ever had at a School of Music event,” said Andrew.

2011 November – Mosman Symphony Orchestra Concert

Andrew Rumsey appeared as the concert soloist in the 2011 concert series of the Mosman Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew del Riccio.  The Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor is in 3 movements, and is approximately 40 mins in length.


2011 March – Queensland Flood Fundraising Concert

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February and March saw one of the worst floods Queensland had ever seen.  In the spirit of helping those in need, a fundraising concert was organised to help the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.  This concert raised $10, 830 towards the cause.

Following is a short press report about the event.

Senior performance students and internationally acclaimed artists from ANU will perform together in a charity concert next week.

Music for Queensland, organised by classical piano honours student Andrew Rumsey, will raise money for victims of the Queensland floods.

Andrew said that it was important people use the tools and resources available to them to help others in need.

“Being a student at the ANU School of Music, there is no shortage of good musicians,” said Andrew. “So instead of cleaning mud out of people’s houses, I thought I could do more by holding a concert and raising as much money as possible.

“Music is a way of communicating, celebrating, commiserating and expressing ideas and feelings. That is why this concert is an appropriate medium to raise funds.

“We are using music to commiserate the loss for those in Queensland, we are celebrating the strength of the Australian spirit and we are using music performance to raise money for those who need it most.

“All the staff and students involved are donating their time and effort, and the Research School of Humanities and the Arts are covering all direct costs.

“This means that every dollar from every ticket goes directly to the people in need: so every audience member is directly helping those people affected by the floods,” he said.

Andrew Rumsey on stage

2011 August – Wesley Music Concert

“THE Dark Side of the Keys” is a great title for the recital of pianist Andrew Rumsey at the Wesley Music Centre’s Lunchtime Live series from 12.40pm on August 17. Last year he won the ‘Best Instrumental Accompanist’ in the Margaret Smiles Accompaniment Competition and performed at the Australian Pavilion at the World Trade Expo in Shanghai. When he plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 in C minor, 1st movement, James Huntingford will play the orchestral accompaniment on a second piano. Cost is $2 or paper-note entry.


2011 May – Music for Bundanoon

Fundraising Concert for Arts Bundanoon.  Andrew Rumsey (piano), James Larsen (cello), Laura Van Rijn (flute), Tom Azoury (clarinet) and James Huntingford (piano).  Artists raised $1,010 for Arts Bundanoon.

2010 July – Encore Fundraising Concert for Danny Rumsey

Fundraising concert for world-champion swimmer Daniel Rumsey.  Concert included artists: Andrew Rumsey (piano), Lucus Allerton (piano), James Huntingford (piano), Joshua McHugh (piano and voice), James Larsen (cello), Trish Wigens (cello), Andrew Barrow (voice), Ben Conner (voice), Sonia Anfiloff (voice), Laura Van Rijn (flute), Jennifer Vaughan (flute), Matthew Withers (guitar) and Kerry Olesen (piano accordion).  The concert raised approximately $3,200 to send Daniel Rumsey overseas to compete in the Taiwan Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships.  He returned with 11 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 14 new world records.



Andrew Rumsey (pianist) and Anna Riddel (soprano) recently appeared in the Arts Bundanoon Piano @ 10 concert series.  The concert included Rachmaninov, Wolf, Debussy, Bizet as well as some original compositions.