Stephen Emmerson, piano
Stephen Emmerson is one of the most respected and sought after musicians in Australia. He is in demand both as a pianist, pedagogue and scholar, performing regularly with orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as giving lectures and masterclasses both in Australia and abroad. He studied at University of Queensland before a Commonwealth Scholarship enabled him to study at New College Oxford where he graduated with a Master of Philosophy in 1983 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1989. As a performer, he studied piano with Pamela Page and Peter Wallfisch. He has been on full-time staff at the Queensland Conservatorium since 1987 where he is senior lecturer, teaching various music literature and performance-related courses, convenes the Doctor of Musical Arts program and is a member of the Conservatorium Research Centre. As a pianist, he has performed widely around Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. In addition to solo performances on piano and fortepiano, the focus of his performance career in recent years has been within various chamber ensembles including the Griffith Trio, the Endeavour Trio and Dean-Emmerson-Dean. Recordings of his playing in collaboration with a variety of performers have been released by ABC Classics, Move Records, The Anthology of Australian Music on Disc, CPO, Tall Poppies, Contact and Melba.
Stephen appears in Timeless Quartets May 28 (Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time) and A Musical Vision June 24 (Mahler Symphony No 4)