|BPA (Hons), Adv.Dip and L.Mus.A|
|Brisbane-based classical guitarist, composer and educator, Duncan Gardiner, is an innovative and creative musician. Described as “exceedingly talented” (Julian Day, ABC Classic FM) and as “an excellent ambassador for the classical guitar”, his playing has been described by audiences as “delicate, serene and magical”. Duncan has released four albums, published a book of original compositions and toured internationally. Several of his original works have been chosen for the exam syllabi of the Australian Guild of Music and Speech.
Duncan is currently completing a Master of Music Research at the Queensland Conservatorium under Karin Schaupp. He has previously studied in Western Australia graduating with First Class Honours in Music Performance from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he won the Helen Court Scholarship and Faculty Medal. Duncan was awarded the Licentiate of Music Diploma with distinction from the Australian Music Examinations Board and the J.B. Vincent Memorial Prize for being the most outstanding candidate.
Duncan performed across Australia for four years giving education concerts for Musica Viva in Schools. Duncan is passionate about music education and is thrilled to be able to encourage the next generation of guitarists through his work as an educator in schools and his private studio, and an as adjudicator at a number of prestigious music festivals and eisteddfods.