Josh van KonkelenbergPIANO
Josh van Konkelenberg studied piano (with Stefan Ammer and Lucinda Collins) at the University of Adelaide and the Australian National Academy of Music before relocating to London to study organ and improvisation with David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin at the Royal College of Music. He received the degree of Master of Music with distinction in 2012, and completed the Ph.D. in Composition (at the University of Adelaide) in the same year.
Josh was awarded the Walford. E. Davies Prize for Dux of the Organ Faculty at the Royal College of Music, and has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, an University of Adelaide Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and an Australian Postgraduate Award.
He has toured with Opera Australia as a pianist for their school’s production of La Cenerentola, and as regional Chorus-Master for their seasons of The Marriage of Figaro and Madame Butterfly. He has also held the position of Artistic and Musical director of Co-Opera, Principal Organist at St Peter’s Cathedral, and Artist-in-Residence at Marryatville High School where he instituted a highly successful program of classical improvisation for school children—the first of its kind. He currently teaches organ at St Peter’s College, Adelaide, and the Artist in Residence at the Hill and Son Organ in Tanunda.