Glenn Riddle


Melbourne-born Glenn Riddle studied at the Royal College of Music, London and at the Vienna Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst before returning to Australia. A Lecturer in Keyboard at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, and Research Associate at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Glenn was the inaugural winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod John Allison Piano Scholarship. Other awards include the prestigious Horlock and Clarke scholarships, two Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust scholarships and an Ian Potter Foundation award.

Glenn has performed in the USA, Europe, South-East Asia, and Australia, and with leading contemporary ensemble Chamber Made Opera. He is heard frequently on ABC FM as soloist, chamber musician and conductor. For over a decade he was Artistic Director of the Grainger Ensemble, a chamber orchestra whose primary aim was to provide much-needed concerto opportunities for young musicians.

A much sought-after lecturer, adjudicator and pedagogue, Glenn has worked extensively throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand presenting workshops and masterclasses. He has been an international juror for competitions in the USA, Thailand and New Zealand, and his students have won major prizes in all major national competitions, as well as in international competitions in Europe, the USA and South-East Asia. He has edited numerous volumes of piano music for the AMEB and recorded extensively for both Allans Publishing and Hal Leonard Publishing. His latest recordings include a CD featuring Australian works for violin and piano (with Marianne Rothschild, violin), and the DVD Classical Destinations III where he performs the music of Percy Grainger on Grainger’s own piano.