JOSH VAN KONKELENBERG
Joshua van Konkelenberg studied piano at the University of Adelaide between 2001 and 2003 with Stefan Ammer and Lucinda Collins, and then at the Australian National Academy of Music with Ian Munro and Rita Reichman, having also studied privately with Graham Williams. In 2004, he was awarded First Class Honours in Composition, and held the positions of Organ Scholar and Assistant Organist at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide during his undergraduate studies, studying with David Swale.
After moving to Melbourne in 2006, he worked as a freelance pianist before being appointed College Organist and Music Tutor at Trinity College, Melbourne. He subsequently relocated to London to study organ and improvisation with David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin at the Royal College of Music, where he received the degree of Master of Music with distinction in 2012, and completed the Ph.D. in Composition (at the University of Adelaide) in the same year.
Joshua was awarded the Walford. E. Davies Prize for Dux of the Organ Faculty at the Royal College of Music, and has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, an University of Adelaide Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and an Australian Postgraduate Award. He is Principal Organist at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Artist-in-Residence at Marryatville High School, and was Chorus Master for Opera Australia’s 2016 production of The Marriage of Figaro.