Currently alive, at 70 years of age.
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1947 – Helfgott, David was born on the 19th of May in Australia. He is a controversial Australian pianist whose life inspired the Oscar-winning film Shine, directed by Scott Hicks and starring Geoffrey Rush.
1966 – He obtained a place at the Royal College of Music, London.
1969 – He is remembered for his acclaimed performance of Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto.
1975 – Leaving institutional care.
1984 – Married Gillian Murray.
1995 – His life-story was dramatized in the film Shine.
1997 – His world tour received a generally cool reception from music critics, but the concerts were given sell-out support and enthusiasm from the public.