Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University has announced Professor Bernard Lanskey as its new Director.

Bernard Lanskey

Active internationally for over 25 years as an administrator, collaborative pianist, scholar, recording producer and festival director, Lanskey grew up in Cairns where he played the local cathedral organ. He graduated from the University of Queensland before moving overseas to study piano, first in Paris and then at the Royal College of Music in London.

He has performed in concert with Joshua Bell, Renaud Capuçon and Li-Wei Qin, and has made recordings of music by Brahms, Schumann, Schubert and Australian composer Andrew Schultz.

As an administrator, Lanskey has led the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore for the past 15 years, and prior to that, was part of the senior leadership team at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Lanskey said the Queensland Conservatorium had played a central role in the cultural life of Queensland for more than 60 years.

“The Conservatorium has an amazing roll call of alumni, truly inspiring faculty, incredibly committed staff and a fantastic reputation across the state, nationwide and globally. It is clearly a beacon...