Geoffrey Lancaster

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Date of Birth August 20, 1954
Place of Birth Australia
Age 66 years old
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Geoffrey Lancaster AM is an Australian classical pianist and conductor. Born in Sydney, he was raised in Dubbo, New South Wales before moving to Canberra. He attended the Canberra School of Music where he studied piano with Larry Sitsky. He also studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy, and also completed a master's degree at the University of Tasmania. In 1984, he moved to Amsterdam to study fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In 1996 he was a professor at the Royal College of Music in London, following which he worked at the School of Music at the University of Western Australia. He was a professor of the ANU School of Music from 2000 until 2012. Now based in Perth, he is Professor of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University.

Born: August 20, 1954, Sydney
Genres: Classical
Occupation(s): Musician, educator
Instruments: Piano, fortepiano, harpsichord
Years active: 1970–present

About Geoffrey Lancaster

Classical musician known for his historically accurate performances of composers like Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Before Fame

He was a student under the famed Larry Sitsky at the Canberra School of Music and later studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Tasmania.

Achievement

He became the first Australian to win a major international keyboard competition when he shot to the top of the 1986 23rd Festival of Flanders International Mozart Fortepiano Competition.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Dubbo, New South Wales, eventually moving him to Canberra.

Associations

He and fellow Australian pianist Alan Kogosowski were contemporaries.

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Latest information about Geoffrey Lancaster updated on October 22, 2020.

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