CRA CONVERSATIONS: Stephen McIntyre AM – “the piano and me”.

CRA CONVERSATIONS: Stephen McIntyre AM – “the piano and me”.

The Carlton Residents’ Association (CRA) presents Conversations, talks by interesting people associated with Carlton.

In May, Carlton/Parkville resident, Professor Stephen McIntyre AM will intrigue and amuse about his life and experiences in music.

Following early studies in Melbourne, Stephen was in Europe for more than a decade, studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris and the pianistic legend, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Italy. He returned to Melbourne to take up a foundation post at the Victorian College of the Arts where he continued as Head of Piano until 1993. He is Associate Professor in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. He has mentored many musicians now contributing significantly to our musical life.

Stephen McIntyre is known nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most eminent pianists and teachers, performing as soloist and chamber music player in many countries, and as concerto soloist with all major Australian orchestras.

He was Principal Artistic Advisor for Musica Viva Australia during 1995 to 1996, director of the Chamber Music Program for the Melbourne International Festival from 1989 to 1999 and artistic director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2005 to 2009.

His cycle of the complete piano music of Ravel won the National Critics Award. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Sir Bernard Heinze Award for distinguished contribution to music and in 2007 he was made a member of the Order of Australia.

Stephen’s talk for the CRA Conversations will be at the Clyde Hotel, corner Elgin and Cardigan streets, Carlton at 6.30pm on Monday, May 15.

Members can enjoy a free drink (house wine, soft drink, or beer, first one on us) nibbles and a 45-minute talk and short performance by Stephen, followed by Q&A. Non-members and guests are most welcome, but must pay for their own drinks. Stay on for dinner if you wish. •

Entry is free but bookings should be made through Try Booking: trybooking.com/CHWEI

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