Adjudicators

With a combined wealth of global concert experience; interest in developing young artists; and expertise in adjudication and education, the 2021 Australian National Piano Award adjudicators are:

Please click each profile to read the biographies.

  • Stephanie McCallum

    Stephanie McCallum

    Australia

    An internationally recognised pianist who champions unusual, new and Australian repertoire, Stephanie McCallum is an Associate Professor of Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

    She has performed as a soloist with major Australian orchestras as well as AustraLYSIS, Sydney Alpha Ensemble, ELISION, Australia Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Kammer and Halcyon.

    Featuring in over 40 albums (including solo albums), she has recorded Liszt, Weber, Magnard, Xenakis, Alkan, Guy Ropartz, Elena Kats-Chernin and a recently transcribed Beethoven. 

  • Stephen Savage

    Stephen Savage

    United Kingdom / Australia

    An award-winning pianist from a young age, Stephen Savage trained at the Royal College of Music in London and worked with Bruno Seidlhofer in Vienna.

    His broad repertoire includes works written for him by Roger Smalley and Justin Connolly; as well as featuring in the Tippett's Sonatas where he gave performances in Australia, Canada and Japan.

    During his appointment to the piano staff at the Royal College of Music, he presented and conducted new music with the Twentieth Century Ensemble.

    At the Queensland Conservatorium he was head of the piano department and appeared frequently as soloist with most of the country's leading orchestras and collaborated with a number of celebrated conductors.

    At the Australian National Academy of Music he instituted and taught the original piano program and he is currently a senior tutor in piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

  • Timothy Steeves

    Timothy Steeves

    Canada

    For over 20 years, Canadian pianist Timothy Steeves is widely known as one half of Duo Concertante, with his wife, violinist Nancy Dahn. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he holds a University Research Professorship at Memorial University’s School of Music in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

    In 2016 he released a solo album of Haydn sonatas and with Duo Concertante he created eleven acclaimed commercial recordings, including the complete Beethoven sonatas and Bach six sonatas for violin and keyboard.

    He has commissioned a number of new works for violin and piano; collaborated with leading Canadian composers; appeared in infamous concert halls across the globe; and performs frequently throughout North America, Europe and China.

    As a highly regarded educator, he has served on the chamber music faculty at Domaine Forget in Quebec and presented master classes and workshops across Canada.

    In 2000, he and his wife founded the annual Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival which brings together young chamber music performers with world-class artists and ensembles.