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.

Scott Curry

Scott Curry studied piano and violin at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and piano at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where he was a staff accompanist for 23 years. He has lived and worked in Europe since 1980 as concert and opera conductor for many institutions and festivals, as pianist (soloist, song accompanist and chamber musician), coach, chorus director and répétiteur, and teacher at the Lotte Lehmann Academy. In Australia he has worked for the opera houses in Queensland, South and Western Australia, performed at the Melbourne and Barossa festivals, and taught at the Sydney Conservatorium and the University of Western Australia. He has around 90 operas in his performed repertoire, notably many rarities from the Baroque and twentieth century.

Photo Lyndon Mechielsen / Newspix

 

Current Tours:

The Ring at the Met  |  28 April – 05 May 2019 (8 days)

The Ring on the Rhine  |  12–24 June 2019 (13 days)

Christmas in Germany  |  December 2019 (14 days)

 

Testimonials:

“Knowledgeable, kind, pleasant, patient… His presentations were a feature in themselves.”
Denise M.  |  Easter at the Berlin State Opera 2018

 

“Scott’s lectures were excellent and his inclusion of both his own playing, and the participation of the opera singers (Kristin, David and Angelo) brought a special dimension to the talks.”
Sue K.  |  Easter at the Berlin State Opera 2018

 

“He is a great communicator in sharing his knowledge and passion for the music. His presentations were well judged and planned. He was courteous, interested in talking to everyone, and made sure everyone felt included.”
Kylie W.  |  Vienna Ring 2017

 

“Scott was a delight, extremely knowledgeable.”
Julie C.  |  Vienna Ring 2017

 

“Very knowledgeable and excellent musician”
Robert & Christine D.  |  Vienna Ring 2017

 

“A mine of well organised, entertaining information. A good travelling companion”
Oliver M.  |  Vienna Ring 2017

 

“Gained a new insight into musical performances from Scott’s professional background as a musician… Will definately book on future tours with Scott.”
Leslie T.  |  Vienna Ring 2017