Professor Liam Viney is a performer and scholar with interests in piano performance, especially duo pianism, and new music. As a performer Viney has collaborated with dozens of composers, ensembles, and symphony orchestras. He is a member of two ensembles in residence at The University of Queensland – UQ Chamber Players, and Viney-Grinberg Duo. Each group explores existing bodies of literature while also commissioning numerous new works. He is a leading authority on Australian duo piano music, with a focus on the collaborative creation of new musical practice and thought. As a solo performer Viney has performed with a number of symphony orchestras, in concertos ranging from those of Mozart and Beethoven to Prokofiev and Ligeti. His approach involves producing new artistic works while also translating artistic practice and musical thinking into scholarly contexts. Liam has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works for piano, two pianos, and chamber ensembles from composers in Australia and the United States with funding from sources such as the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Fromm Foundation, Harvard. In recent years his work has been nominated for Australian Music Centre/APRA Awards for Excellence. Liam has been featured on eight commercial CDs on labels such as ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, and Naxos. Viney has served on the keyboard faculty of California Institute of the Arts. He is currently Professor and Head of School at the School of Music, University of Queensland.