Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Gerard Willems AM

Dutch-born Australian pianist Gerard Willems has performed in the USA, the UK, Europe, Israel, Asia, NZ and Australia. His many recordings include Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1, the Complete Piano Trios by Mozart, the 32 Piano Sonatas by Beethoven and all five Beethoven Piano Concertos.

Gerard is presently Associate Professor in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, teaches and gives masterclasses worldwide and is invited to be on juries of national and international piano competitions. In 2012 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition and decorated with an AM for services to the arts as a concert pianist, educator and mentor to young musicians.