Vale Australian pianist Max Olding dies at age 92

By | November 19, 2021

Max Olding Cause of Death – Passed Away: Vale Australian pianist Max Olding AM, who was best known as a conductor and an elder statesman in Australian music passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Vale Max Olding died after suffering a stroke. He was 92 at the time of death.

Max was a musician’s musician as well as a natural-born leader, commanding respect without ever demanding it. He toured Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Asia as a solo or duo pianist. In 1952, Max reached the Commonwealth finals of the ABC’s Instrumental and Vocal Competition, which included solo performances with Australian orchestras.

He was a remarkable man, an Australian music icon who received the Centenary Medal in 2001. Words cannot express his enormous contribution to Australian music. Max was a senior member of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and an associate of the Australian Music Examination Board.

Max got married to his fellow pianist, Pamela Page. The couple piano-duo performances were always stand-out events in Brisbane. Max and his wife, Pamela played a vital role in the development of Queensland music-making.

Max Olding obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by his family.