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Dr Andrew Wiering

Senior Lecturer

About Andrew

Dr. Andrew Wiering stands as a preeminent percussion soloist, composer, and pedagogue of international repute. As an endorsed artist with Adams Musical Instruments, he has captivated audiences at esteemed festivals in Europe, the USA, and Australia gracing the stages at prestigious festivals such as Grafenegg (AT), Adams International Percussion Festival (NL), Les Museiques (CH), at his artist-in-residency at The University of Nevada (USA), and as soloist with the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras. Notably, he toured Europe and North America with the Bruckner Orchestra as well as the West Eastern Divan Orchestra.

A distinguished graduate of the Bruckner University in Austria, he earned an MA in Percussion with high distinction, furthering his academic output with a PhD in Music from the University of Adelaide. A versatile professional, he wrote, composed, orchestrated and conducted his opera, Lallo Bird. Andrew serves as artistic director of Vortex Percussion Ensemble and curates concerts for Adelaide Hills Chamber Music Festival. Andrew’s approach to music is characterised by a blend of technical mastery and creative expression, making him a respected figure in the international music community.

Beyond the stage, Dr. Wiering has made impactful contributions to music education and arts administration. As Senior Lecturer at Tabor Institute of Music, he imparts his expertise in Composition, Production, History, Theory, Industry Placement, Music Business, and Music Psychology. His commitment to guiding students towards excellence in creative pursuits extends to curating, directing, and coordinating festivals, further underscoring his dedication to shaping the future of musical talent.

Recent Publications

  • Rachmaninoff, The Last Romantic: Interpretational Techniques Employed in his Recordings.
  • Music Memorisation Techniques: A Survey of Pre-existing Techniques and their Uses and Adaptations in Classical Music.
  • Hybrid Percussion Technique: Its Application in Solo Percussion Performance (Adelaide: 2019)

Current Academic Projects

  • Research into the further development of performance-practise techniques through recordings and practise-based models.


Subjects Taught

  • Advanced Theoretical Concepts in Music and practice (HSM 223.7)
  • Harmony and Analysis (HSM 222.7)
  • Performing Arts Industry and Business (HSM 111.5)
  • World Music and Early European Music Genres (HSM 112.5)
  • Late Classical to Modern Music (HSM 113.5)


  • Drums and Percussion lecturer
  • Composition and Arrangement lecturer


  • Possess joint Australian and Dutch citizenship
  • Wrote a musical/opera for adults and children in 2017 entitled “Lallo Bird”
  • Passionate about capturing the beauty of nature and landscapes
  • Skilled in using drones to capture aerial shots of landscapes and cityscapes
  • Enjoys exploring culinary traditions of Austria and Italy


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) Percussion Performance (Concert Artists Study Stream)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Percussion Performance (Concert Artists Study Stream)

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1300 482 267

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