Dean, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Born in Cairns, Australia, music has taken Prof Bernard Lanskey around the world, interacting with musicians across more than 40 countries and all continents in projects centred in Asia, Europe, Northern American and Australia. His studies took him to Paris and London, leading to his appointment as a member of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Directorate, one of the world’s leading performing arts institutions. As a pianist, he has performed throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Great Britain and in most European countries, working and recording principally with string players and singers in chamber music, mixed recital and lecture-recital combinations, drawing also on insights garnered from philosophy, cognition and nature. He has organised a range of festivals and concert series in Australia, the UK, Greece, France and Switzerland. Today, with over 25 years of experience as an administrator, collaborative pianist, scholar, recording producer and festival director, Bernard is one of Singapore’s most influential musical educators. He received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at Singapore’s 2019 National Day Awards.