Vibrant pianist and educator Kimberley Steele is a musically sensitive, virtuosic and energetic solo and collaborative artist. In 2013 she performed in Canberra with notable and upcoming artists including cellists David Pereira and Jack Hobbs, sopranos Louise Page and Rachael Thoms, as a soloist with the National Capital Orchestra and with various ensembles including the Canberra Choral Society.
Having graduated with first class honours and as Margaret Smiles Accompaniment Competition winner from The Australian National University, Kimberley went on to be awarded the Geoffrey Parsons Australian Scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Drawn to collaborative pianism, she was subsequently appointed Head of Accompaniment at the Conservatorium High School and here she relished both performing alongside and teaching young talent. During her time in Sydney, Kimberley worked with numerous musical organisations including Sydney Philharmonia and Sydney Sinfonia in addition to working with many tertiary vocal and instrumental students. Kimberley is also trained in flute performance and Suzuki viola. She has accompanied at all the major Sydney region competitions and also worked as a repetiteur for private studios. Her performances have been broadcast on 2MBS FM, ABC Canberra and ArtSound FM, as well as being featured by the NSW Accompanists’ Guild.
Since returning to Canberra in 2012 Kimberley has been lecturing in Creative Arts Education at the Australian Catholic University in addition to freelancing as a pianist, teacher, conductor and guest lecturer. She is one of the founding members of the ACT Keyboard Association and has recently accepted the appointment of musical director for St Clare’s Chorale. Throughout 2014, Kimberley will be freelancing in the ACT and surrounding regions with her current plans for the year include touring Faure’s piano quintets with colleagues from Melbourne and Sydney. For more information and upcoming events, please visit www.kimberleysteele.com.