Piers Lane AO – Instrumental Adjudicator

London-based Australian concert pianist Piers Lane AO is a highly regarded international soloist and collaborative artist and is well known to Townsville chamber-music followers through his ten year tenure with the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Piers’ has an impressive concerto repertoire of over ninety works which has led to performances with many of the world’s major orchestras. He has performed a number of times as a soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, has written and presented over 100 programmes for BBC Radio 3, and has performed extensively with singers Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, Yvonne Kenny, and Markus Schäfer. Many composers have written for Piers and he has premiered works by Brett Dean, Dave Heath, Colin Matthews, Richard Mills, Carl Vine, Benjamin Wallfisch and Malcolm Williamson, among others.

He holds Honorary Doctorates from Griffith University, Brisbane, and James Cook University, Townsville.

Piers is currently the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition and Patron of the Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition

Reference: http://www.pierslane.com/  (Please visit this website for Piers’ full biography)