Principal Fellow, Piano
Stephen McIntyre is known nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most eminent pianists. He is a sought-after concerto artist and chamber music player, and the chosen accompanist of many singers and instrumentalists.
Born in Melbourne, Stephen McIntyre’s teachers included Ada Freeman, Nadia Boulanger and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. From 1963 to 1975 he was based in Europe and gave concerts in the UK, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Japan and India.
In 1975 he took up a foundation teaching post at the Victorian College of the Arts/ Faculty of VCA and MCM in Melbourne, where he continued as Head of the Piano department until 1994.
Stephen McIntyre has performed as concerto soloist with all the major ABC orchestras, appeared in concert with Russian violinists Valery Klimov, Viktoria Mullova, Nelli Shkolnikova and toured extensively with violist Wolfram Christ and the renowned Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma. Stephen McIntyre was a founding member of Australian Chamber Soloists, Principal Artistic Advisor for Musica Viva during 1995/96, and was the Director of the chamber music program of the Melbourne Festival from 1989 to 1999. He is currently the Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival.