David Lockett

David Lockett

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


1. Recitals throughout Australia over a period of forty-five years with repertoire ranging from Bach through to the most recent contemporary works. Many of these performances have been broadcast nationally (some live-to-air) on ABC Classic FM.
2. Performances with orchestra of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikowsky, Weber, Messiaen, Danckops, Bloch, Górecki, Ravel, Sutherland. Conductors include Nicholas Braithwaite, Willem van Otterloo, Arthur Fiedler, Elyakum Shapirra, Henry Krips, Ezra Rachlin, Patrick Thomas, Sir Bernard Heinze, David Porcelijn, Thomas Mayer, and John Hopkins.
3. Performances throughout Australia and in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, Taiwan, Serbia.
4. Performances at national and international festivals, including the Adelaide Festival (1982, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2010), the Barossa International Music Festival (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997), Okayama Festival, Japan (1989) and the Adelaide Composing Women Festival (1991).
5. Duo performances with distinguished musicians including Barry Tuckwell (French horn), Mark Lubotsky (violin), Sherry Kloss (violin), John Wion (flute), Peter Lloyd (flute), Jeffrey Crellin (oboe), Janis Laurs (cello), Geoffrey Collins (flute), Daniel Blumenthal (piano), Michel Strauss (cello), Martine Bailly (cello).
6. More than thirty première performances of new works by Australian composers.
7. Membership of the “Lights” new music ensemble.
8. First Australian performance of the Harpsichord Concerto by Górecki and Spring Music by Pēteris Vasks.
9. CD recording of the solo piano works of Margaret Sutherland.
10. Studio recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio New Zealand, Radio Television Hong Kong and the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.
11. Adjudicator of prestigious competitions in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
12. Publications include journal articles and a performing edition of the piano music by Margaret Sutherland.
13. Compiler and editor of Piano Series 17, published by the Australian Music Examinations Board.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Federal practical examiner Australian Music Examinations Board
    2013 - 2014 Syllabus Consultant (Repertoire) Australian Music Examinations Board
    2010 Emeritus Professor University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2009 Director University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2006 Associate Dean and Head of Keyboard University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2006 Federal practical examiner Australian Music Examinations Board
    1999 - 2004 Associate Dean and Head, Bachelor of Music University of Adelaide
    1998 - 1999 Federal practical examiner Australian Music Examinations Board
    1997 - 1998 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    1993 - 1996 Director University of Adelaide
    1991 - 1992 Senior Lecturer in Piano University of Adelaide
    1984 - 1990 Senior Lecturer in Piano South Australian College of Advanced Education
    1981 - 1983 Senior Lecturer in Piano and Head South Australian College of Advanced Education, Magill Campus
    1975 - 1980 Lecturer in Music (Keyboard) Hartley/Murray Park College of Advanced Education
    1973 - 1974 Teaching Fellow (Music) University of New England
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Award Member of the Order of Australia (AM) Australian Government Australia
    2010 Honour Emeritus Professor University of Adelaide Australia
    1998 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Prize University of Adelaide Australia
    1998 Nomination ABC Classic FM/24 Hours “Recording of the Year Awards” ABC Classic FM Australia
    1981 Honour Honorary Life Membership, Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan Piano Teachers' National Association Japan
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia DMus
    1976 - 1981 University of Adelaide Australia MMus
    1971 - 1971 University of Adelaide Australia BMus Honours Performance First Class
    1968 - 1970 University of Adelaide Australia BMus
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1972 - 1973 Postgraduate training in piano performance Royal College of Music United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2011 - 2011 Other Portfolio of Symphonic works Doctor of Music Higher Doctorate Full Time Dr Ross Archibald Edwards
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The debut recording of Leopold Kozeluch's 50 Solo Keyboard sonatas: portfolio of recorded performances and exegesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kemp Theodore English
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Strategies to Enhance the Artistic Quality of Piano Recording Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Marija Bajalica
    2007 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Fanny Hensel and Clara Schumann: a Study through Performance of their Selected Piano Works Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Sock Siang Thia
    2006 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Interpretative and Performance Principles Applied to the Works of C¿sar Franck: a Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis Master of Music Master Full Time Ms Larissa Schneider
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Technique as a Solution to Artistic Problems in Solo Classical Vibraphone Performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Parnell
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Baroque Influences in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Piano Repertoire: A Study of Interpretative Issues Master of Music Master Full Time Miss Wen Xu
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The Language of Enchantment: Childhood and Fairytale in the Music of Maurice Ravel Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Emily Kilpatrick
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor The Evolution of the Bassoon and its Impact upon Solo Repertoire and Performance Master of Music Master Full Time Mrs Emily Stone
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis: The Late Piano Works of Robert Schumann Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Paul Rickard-Ford
    2005 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Best Since Barber: Contextualising The Piano Sonatas Of Robert Muczynski Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Leigh Harrold
    2004 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Voicing: Its Significance and Application in Different Styles and Genres of Piano Music Master of Music Master Full Time Ms Fiona Corston
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Folk Influences in Concert Repertoire for the Violin: A Performer's Perspective Master of Music Master Part Time Miss Melanie Elizabeth Radke
    1996 - 2004 Co-Supervisor MOTION THROUGH TIME: KUJAWY VILLAGE MAZURKAS AS A KEY TO UNDERSTANDING RUBATO WITHIN THE TIME FRAME OF A BAR IN CHOPIN'S MAZURKAS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Catherine Joy Steer

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