About Brent Ottley

Brent is the Senior Technician/consultant to Yamaha Music Australia and has travelled extensively throughout Australia servicing Yamaha Grand Pianos in the leading music institutions.

He has studied extensively overseas at Yamaha, Japan, Indonesia and the USA. and Steinway in Hamburg.

As Yamaha technician at the Sydney International Piano Competition since 1996, Brent is the longest serving technician at the event. He has also been the technician for the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition since 1997.

Brent has provided training sessions for some of Australia's leading piano tuners through seminars and the Yamaha 'Key Essentials' Program. He has also conducted training courses for students and tuners internationally, in Afghanistan, Malaysia and China.

Concert Technician

As Concert Technician Brent serviced the Steinway Concert Grand Pianos at the:

  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Hamer Hall
  • Australian National Academy of Music
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • ABC Radio and Television amongst others
Concert Hall

Servicing Pianos

Brent has travelled throughout Australia servicing Yamaha Pianos at venues such as:

  • Brisbane Conservatorium
  • University of Queensland
  • Sydney Conservatorium
  • Sydney University
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Elder Conservatorium Adelaide
  • Edith Cowan Uni WA
  • Uni of Western Australia
  • Melbourne Conservatorium
  • Australian National Academy of Music Melbourne
  • Australian National University Canberra
  • Charles Darwin University Darwin
Concert Hall

Tuning for Musicians

Brent has had the pleasure of working with International Musicians across all music genres.

An impressive list of clients include:

  • Imogen Cooper
  • Emanuel Ax
  • Chick Corea
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Elton John
  • Michael Buble
  • Eggner Trio
  • Elvis Costello
  • Pavarotti

Brent has also worked with the leading Australian musicians such as:

  • Michael Keiran Harvey
  • Stephen McIntyre
  • Joe Chindamo
  • Cold Chisel
  • Nick Cave
  • Geoffrey Lancaster
  • Roger Woodward
  • David Hirshfelder and David Helfgott for the movie 'Shine'