Researcher biography

Professor Liam Viney is performer and scholar with an interest in Australian pianism, especially duo pianism, and Australian composition. As a performer Liam has collaborated with dozens of composers, other performers, and international and domestic symphony orchestras. He is a member of two ensembles in residence at the University of Queensland – UQ Chamber Players, and the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo. Each group explores existing bodies of literature while also commissioning numerous new works. Through his piano duo, he is a leading authority on Australian duo piano music, with a focus on the collaborative creation of new musical practice and thought. His approach involves producing new artistic works while also translating artistic practice and musical thinking into scholarly contexts. He has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works for piano, two pianos, and chamber ensembles from composers in Australia and the United States with funding from sources such as the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Fromm Foundation, Harvard.

In recent years his work has been nominated for Australian Music Centre/APRA Awards for Excellence. Liam has been featured on seven commercial CDs on labels such as ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, and Innova (USA). An 8th will be released by Naxos in late 2020 featuring 8 new Australian works commissioned over the last decade.