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. Scott is also Chairman of the Wagner Society in Berlin-Brandenburg. 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 the 20th century.

(Photo Lyndon Mechielsen / Newspix)


Current Tours:

Christmas in Germany  |  14 – 28 December 2023 (15 days)

The Ring Cycle in Berlin  |  20 – 27 May 2024 (8 days)



“We have done many music tours; this was easily the most enjoyable. Scott was amazing. His knowledge of Wagner and his music was extraordinary. We loved his opera talks and his exploration and playing the many leitmotifs.”
Joel B.  |   The Berlin Ring, 2023


“Scott is a dream tour leader. His knowledge of music, opera and the personalities involved in this field (internationally as well as locally) is encyclopaedic. With his morning talks and excellent piano playing, he added greatly to our knowledge and enjoyment. He is also very personable and watchful of everyone’s needs.”
Peggy M.  |   The Berlin Ring, 2023


“Scott is very knowledgeable and shares his love, enthusiasm and knowledge of music freely. He plays beautifully, which is an extra treat.”
Angela T.  |  Christmas in Germany, 2022


“Scott was engaging and provided excellent leadership throughout the tour. His pre-performances talks were very informative”
Rod M.  |  Christmas in Germany, 2019


“Could not have wished for a more accomplished and talented tour leader! The briefs about the various performances beforehand were brilliant.”
Margery C.  |  Easter at the Berlin State Opera, 2018


“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 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