Stephen Emmerson has been on full-time staff at the Queensland Conservatorium since way back in last century. He teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in music history, music research and performance-related areas, is heavily involved with research supervision and actively engages in practice-based research around his own performance projects.  He maintains a busy career as pianist and chamber musician having performed widely in concerts and festivals around Australia and beyond as soloist and within groups such as the Griffith Trio, Dean-Emmerson-Dean, the Lunaire Collective and the Endeavour Trio.


On devising new cadenzas …

“On 28 October 2012, I had the opportunity to perform Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in Singapore with the Orchestra of the Music Makers conducted by my colleague Tze Law Chan from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory within the National University of Singapore … 
“Ultimately how successful or otherwise, my cadenzas for this work are for others to decide. The many complimentary comments I received may have been due to politeness from people who may have felt compelled to say something. I certainly perceived that comments made to me were varied in their degree of sincerity, but nonetheless what seemed to be genuine enthusiasm from a few was encouraging … What follows below is my cadenza for the first movement of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto Opus 58.”



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