About the Festival

After the highly successful Festivals in 2012 and 2014, the 3rd Australian Piano Duo Festival will present eight days of exciting concerts and masterclasses across a number of venues in Brisbane from August 19 - September 3, 2016.

Our mission is to foster a deeper interest in the repertoire, performance, and teaching of music for piano, four hands and two pianos, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Our program encompasses music from all periods and styles, including some of the great romantic and contemporary works, premier performances of new compositions by Australian composers, music for pianos and percussion and improvised performances. The masterclasses are aimed at young and tertiary piano students, many of whom will experience for the first time - the shared joy of duo partnership.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be a hugely exciting and entertaining week of piano-duo brilliance in warm, sunny Brisbane, bringing you an irresistible mix of music performed by celebrated and emerging artists.

The Artistic Director of the Australian Piano Duo Festival is Jenni Flemming.

The Patrons of the festival are Max Olding and Pamela Page.

Message from the Artistic Director

Jenni FlemmingFollowing the highly successful Festivals in 2012 and 2014, I am delighted to announce the 2016 APDF which will bring together over 20 of Australia's finest pianists in collaborative performances of the fabulous two piano and piano duet repertoire.

I am thrilled to once again welcome the superb Silver/Garburg duo from Berlin/Israel who will be performing in the core week of the Festival for the first time. The 2016 launch concert on August 19th at St. Peter's Lutheran College will feature this exquisite duo, as well as give a taste of what is on offer in the Festival Week - August 28 to September 3

The 2016 Festival will include music from Bach to John Adams. One highlight among many will be Music for a Summer Evening by George Crumb for two pianos and percussion; visiting interstate pianists Timothy Young, Anna Carson, Sonya Lifschitz, Stewart Kelly, Suzanna Hlinka, Alex Raineri and Adam McMillan will share the stage with Brisbane's acclaimed duos Vlassenko/Stepanov, Viney/Grinberg, Emmerson/Turner, Flemming/Tilles and others. 

I am certain you will be touched and exhilarated by the wonderful music for this exciting genre, performed enthusiastically and passionately by talented and celebrated artists.

As in the first two Festivals, a major reason for directing this Festival is to nurture the love, enjoyment and skill of duo piano playing in our young pianists. I express my gratitude to Griffith University, the major sponsor for the 2016 Festival, and also to sponsors for the previous Festivals listed in this section of the website. 

I invite you to join us for the 3rd Australian Piano Duo Festival in August and September of this year.

Jenni Flemming

Artistic Director - APDF


The Australian Piano Duo Festival is most grateful for the support of our sponsors for the 2014 Festival: 





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