Bernard Lanskey | YST Conservatory



Active internationally for over 25 years as an administrator, collaborative pianist, scholar, recording producer and festival director, Professor Bernard Lanskey is Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. He is currently President of the Southeast Asian Directors of Music Association, and a co-opted Council member of the European Association of Conservatoires. He received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) as part of Singapore’s 2019 National Day Awards.

Born in Cairns, Australia, his studies and career have led him to live in Brisbane, Paris, London, Cambridge and Singapore. From 1994-2006, he was a member of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Directorate where he oversaw postgraduate and ensemble programmes. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Guildhall School in 2001.

As a pianist, he has performed throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Great Britain and in most European countries, working and recording principally with string players and singers in chamber music, mixed recital and lecture-recital combinations. Since 2005, he has been an Artist-in-Residence at La Loingtaine, France. He currently collaborates regularly with Australian pianist Stephen Emmerson on artistic research experiments and recording projects, the latter primarily attached to works by composer Andrew Schultz. 

He has organised a range of festivals and concert series in Australia, the UK, Greece, France and Switzerland.

Over the past 25 years, he has engaged regularly in artistic research and learning & teaching reflections, with output published in Australia, the UK, Belgium and Switzerland.

As a recording producer, he has produced for Decca, Centaur and Cello Classics.