Stewart Kelly has emerged in recent years as a pianist of great versatility who is sought-after as performer, teacher, broadcaster, producer and artistic director. Based in Melbourne, he is on the staff of the Melbourne Conservatorium at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. He is artistic director of the Music by the Springs festival and has previously directed the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song and for seven years directed the Con Brio concert series at the Arts Centre Gold Coast.
As a performer, he works as a soloist and collaborator with many of Australia’s leading instrumentalists and singers at leading concert venues and festivals around the country. He has particularly frequent partnerships with violinist Glenn Christensen, pianist Laurence Matheson and soprano Greta Bradman. In addition, his collaborators in recent years have included William Hennessy, Wilma Smith, Phoebe Russell, Stefanie Farrands, Timothy Young, Paul Dean, Sara Macliver and Patrick Murphy to mention only a few. He has performed in many leading Australian venues, at Festivals in Tasmania, Hepburn Springs, Mackay, Townsville, Brisbane and Coramba and internationally in New Zealand, China, Italy and the USA.
As a broadcaster, Stewart presents the program “Melbourne in Concert” on the 3MBS network in Melbourne. The program airs at 6pm on Sundays and can be streamed online or listened to on-demand