2018 Adjudicator Piano
Julie Haskell is a sought-after piano teacher, specialising in working with talented children and remedial teaching. She is currently the Coordinator for Instrumental Studies and Chamber Music at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Previously, Julie taught for many years at the University of Melbourne and worked as an associate artist at the Australian National Academy of Music. She is frequently invited to adjudicate competitions throughout Australia and has been an examiner for the Australian Music Examination Board for over 20 years. She is regularly invited to present masterclasses, workshops and lectures to students, teachers, examiners and at conferences, schools and tertiary institutions in Australia and South East Asia.
After gaining an associate diploma at the age of 13, Julie went on to gain LTCL & FTCL diplomas, a BMus, GradDipEd and PhD. She has worked as an orchestral pianist with the Melbourne Symphony and various European orchestras. As a pianist and fortepianist she has presented numerous solo, duo and chamber music recitals, performed as a concerto soloist with various orchestras, and made many broadcasts and recordings.
Julie is deeply involved in the musical life of the community. She is the immediate past-president of the VMTA and has served on the council member for many years. She is also the deputy chair of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference Association and was the organising chair of the successful APPC2015 Melbourne conference.
Through her doctoral studies, Julie developed an interest in fortepiano performance and specialised in historical performance practice. Her current position at the VCASS has recently led to further research in the area of gifted and talented education and she is a committee member of the Association for Gifted and talented education of Victoria.