Stephen McIntyre is known nationally and internationally as one of Australia's most eminent pianists. He is the chosen accompanist of many singers and instrumentalists, a sought-after concerto artist and chamber music player.
He has performed in France, UK, Italy, Germany, Holland and also in Japan, Singapore and India.
Born in Melbourne, Stephen McIntyre's teachers included Ada Freeman, Nadia Boulanger and Arturo Benedetti Michangeli. From 1963 to 1975 he was based in Europe, returning to Australia to take up a foundation teaching post at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he continued as Head of the Piano Department until 1994. Stephen McIntyre made a major impact on the Australian concert scene with his cycle of the complete piano music of Ravel, for which he won the National Critics Award. He was invited to repeat the cycle in Paris.
In 2003 he won the 2003 Sir Bernard Heinze Award for outstanding contribution to music in Australia. The Bernard Heinze Award was established by the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to honour the memory of Sir Bernard Heinze, who was for 31 years Ormond Professor of Music at the University. He was a major pioneer of orchestral music in Australia.
Within Australia, Stephen McIntyre has performed as concerto soloist with all the major ABC orchestras, appeared as associate artist with violinists Valery Klimov, Viktoria Mullova, and Nelli Shkolnikova, and toured nationally with violist Wolfram Christ and renowned cellist Anner Bylsma.
Stephen McIntyre is featured on the following titles
In his debut CD for Move Records, Stephen McIntyre presents a beautiful collection of well-known impressionist piano favourites by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie. Includes the famous "Children's Corner Suite" and "Gaspard de la Nuit".
Stephen McIntyre also appears on
The Choir Of Ormond College here sings several carols long held in affection around the world but adds to these with newer works accompanied by renowned Australian pianist, Stephen McIntyre.