Max Olding

Max Olding AM is one of Australia’s most distinguished musicians. He has performed in Australia, UK, USA, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and Vanuatu as pianist, duo-pianist and/or conductor, and has given many masterclasses and seminars nationally and internationally.

In addition, Max Olding has worked in collaboration with many international artists (including his wife Pamela Page, son Dene Olding and daughter-in-law Irina Morozova) in recitals, chamber music ensembles and concertos. As concerto soloist he has given several first performances in Australia. He has also recorded with his wife and son.

He has held senior teaching and administrative positions in the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer in Piano, Queensland University of Technology (Acting Head and Senior Lecturer), and City University of New York (Visiting Professor). He began his tertiary teaching career at the Melbourne University Conservatorium.
He has a lone list of student successes to his credit at both national and international levels.

He has had a long association with the Australian Music Examinations Board and is currently a Federal Examiner, as well as Deputy Chair and Principal Examiner (Instrumental) in Queensland.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Member of the Order of Australia - AM - in recognition of his services to music and to music education. Max was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Queensland in recognition of his distinguished career and significant achievements and service to Queensland and Australia.

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