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Terence Dennis Profile photo

Blair Professor and William Evans Professor
Konzertexamen (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Cologne) MusB(Hons) Otago
Joined the staff in 1981

Coordinator of Classical Music Performance
Tel +64 3 479 8904 or +64 3 479 8885

Research Expertise

  • Piano performance and pedagogy
  • Collaborative piano/accompaniment

Student Successes

  • Since 1981 piano performance students have pursued postgraduate courses with success at leading tertiary training institutions in Britain, Europe, Australia and the United States. They have included major prizewinners in national competitions and recipients of noted International scholarships.

Other Musical and Community activities

  • Recital Partner for many prestigious international artists visiting NZ
  • Pianist of the University of Otago Trio
  • Official Pianist for the NZ Mobil/Lexus Song Quest Finals and Winners Tours, since 1991
  • Official Pianist for seven international string competitions
  • Trustee of the Dame Kiri te Kanawa International Foundation
  • Staff member 2009/2010 at the Solti-Te Kanawa Accademia di Belcanto, Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy
  • Dunedin Chair of the NZ Wagner Society
  • Dunedin Chair of Chamber Music NZ


Petersen, T. (violin), Du Plessis, H. (cello), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2023, 23 August). Music Programme Showcase: Rachmaninov Commemorative Year Programme, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2023, 19 April). School of Performing Arts Lunchtime Concert: Viennese Classical Period Masterworks for Piano 4-hands, works by Mozart and Schubert, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Romano, T. (mezzo-soprano), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2022, 21 September). Music Programme Showcase: Songs of the Rainbow: Music and Trans*Identity, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Dennis, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), Du Plessis, H. (cello), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2022, 11 May). Music Programme Showcase: Concert Celebrating New Zealand/Aotearoa Music Month, works by Young, Adams, Schramm and Monteath, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Dennis, T. (performer), McGrath, T. (performer), Romano, T. (performer), & Ritchie, A. (performer) (2021, 1 December). John Ritchie at 100: A memorial concert, music by alumnus, John Ritchie and musical decidations by Philip Norman, Ken Young, Anthony Ritchie, Julie Johnson and William Green, Marama Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

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