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Jerard Heffernan

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Jerard Heffernan

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MM, BMus, LMusA, AMusA

Jerard Heffernan studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Sonya Hanke, earning a Bachelor of Music with high distinction.

After winning numerous piano scholarships and competitions, Mr Heffernan travelled to the United States. He completed a Master of Music in piano performance at the prestigious Peabody Institute, where he won the school’s Memorial Award for outstanding achievement. He was taught at that time by Julian Martin and Marc Durand, while also participating in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Vladimir Feltsman and Ann Schein.

Mr Heffernan has participated in many international festivals, including in Aspen, Calgary, Banff and Orford. He recently visited the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he attended lessons and doctoral seminars.

In Australia, Mr Heffernan has taught piano at all levels, including at the Newcastle Conservatorium and the Australian Institute of Music.