Michael Kieran Harvey
Michael Kieran Harvey is Australia’s leading new music concert pianist. Born in Sydney, Harvey studied piano with Alan Jenkins, Gordon Watson and at the Liszt Academy, Budapest, under Sándor Falvai. His career has been notable for its diversity and wide repertoire. He has especially promoted the works of Australian and contemporary composers. As a pianist Harvey's awards include the Grand Prix in the Ivo Pogorelich Competition, USA (1993), the Debussy Medal, Paris (1986), the Australian Government's Centenary Medal (2002), the 2009 APRA award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music and the 2014 Tasmanian State Award for the Performance of the Year (for Elliott Gyger's Inferno) . He is on the guest faculty of the Australian National Academy of Music.