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Glenn Riddle

Lecturer In Music (Piano)
Music Performance
piano pedagogy
piano duet recital
chamber music
piano performance
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Glenn Riddle

Fine Arts And Music
Primary Interest
Australian Piano Music
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Glenn Riddle


Glenn Riddle is Lecturer in Keyboard at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. Under-graduate studies at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, were followed by post-graduate studies at both the Royal College of Music, London and at the Universität der Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna.

Inaugural winner of the John Allison Scholarship, other awards include the prestigious Horlock and Clarke scholarships, two Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust scholarships, 1st Prize in the National Yamaha Piano Competition and an Ian Potter Foundation Award. One of Australia's leading piano pedagogues, Glenn Riddle's students have won prizes in international competitions in Europe, the USA, China, South-East Asia and Australia, and have been major prize winners in all of Australia's most important piano competitions. A much-sought after lecturer, adjudicator and pedagogue, he has worked extensively throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand presenting workshops, masterclasses, and adjudicating. He has also joined international juries for competitions in there United States, Greece, Indonesia, Thailand and New Zealand.Glenn Riddle has performed in the USA, Europe, South-East Asia, and Australia, and is heard frequently on ABC FM as soloist, chamber musician and conductor. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Glenn Riddle has collaborated for many years with violinist Marianne Rothschild, commissioning, premiering and recording numerous works by some of Australia's leading composers. Their CD 'The Sky is Melting' (Move Records) features premiere recordings of works by Australian composers Stuart Greenbaum, Linda Kouvaras, Andrian Pertout and William James Schmidt. Other CD recordings include Greenbaum's Sonata for Violin and Piano (with Marianne Rothschild), Greenbaum's An Angel Bowed Backwards for Viola and Piano (with Rodney Lovefosse) and Greenbaum's Iceman for solo piano all of which have been broadcast extensively. In addition Glenn Riddle has recorded ten CDs for Hal Leonard Publishing, as well as numerous recordings for various AMEB publications (Series 14, Piano for Leisure, etc).A leading expert on the music of Australian composer Percy Grainger, Glenn Riddle has performed, conducted and lectured on his music both locally and internationally. In the recently-released DVD Classical Destinations III, seen on SBS television as well as on BBC television, Glenn Riddle performs the works of Grainger on Grainger's own piano in the Grainger Museum. He also features as piano soloist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's acclaimed recording of Grainger's The Warriors (ABC Classics), and has appeared on the ABC's 7:30 Report as well as ABC's Radio National performing and discussing the works of Percy Grainger.Glenn Riddle's publications are numerous. He has edited 8 volumes of piano music for the AMEB (Series 15, 2002) as well as co-edited four volumes of Baroque Keyboard works (AMEB, 2001). He has also been General Editor for IPPEC in Taiwan (2001-14), selecting over 200 works for publication and use in their national piano examinations. Along with Katie Zhukov (University of Queensland) and other colleagues from various Australian universities he has co-authored the article Improving Sight-reading Skills in Advanced Pianists; a hybrid approach; (Psychology of Music). Glenn Riddle has also contributed articles to Hoardings: Exceptional, exotic and commonplace; (Grainger Museum) and to Australian Pianists: a cross-section of performers offers insights into aspects of pianism; (Australian Scholarly Publishing)Glenn Riddle is currently a Federal Examiner for the AMEB, Research Associate at the University of Waikato, Director of the Victorian Music Teachers Association and Victorian representative on the National Committee for the bi-ennial Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference.Glenn is also Senior Music Critic for Classic Melbourne

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Clark Scholarship

University of Melbourne


FTCL - Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London





Lecturer In Music (Piano)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music


ISME, Member


Victorian Music Teachers' Association, Councillor


Graduate Diploma in Arts (French Studies)

University of Melbourne

Master of Music (Performance)

University of Melbourne

Licentiate of Music, Australia

Australian Music Examinations Board