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.

Stewart Kelly

Stewart Kelly is a sought-after pianist, broadcaster, producer and artistic director. Based in Melbourne, he is on the staff of the Melbourne Conservatorium and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. He is artistic director of the annual Music by the Springs Festival in Hepburn Springs in Victoria, and has previously directed the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song, and the C on Brio concert series at the Arts Centre Gold Coast.

As a pianist, he works with many of Australia’s leading instrumentalists and singers. He is a regular performer in the ‘Local Heroes’ series at the Melbourne Recital Centre and has performed in many leading Australian venues, including at festivals in Townsville, Brisbane, Tasmania and Victoria, and in New Zealand, China, Italy and the USA.

Stewart is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology, the Queensland

Conservatorium Griffith University and the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2014 he was a Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music, Australia’s most prestigious music training institution.


Current Tours:

Canberra International Music Festival  |  01 – 05 May 2024 (5 days)



Professional, astute, knowledgeable and obviously enjoying himself.’’
Megan W.  |  The Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber of Music, 2022 


He lit the tour up.’’
Kate A.  |  The Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber of Music, 2022