Robert Sipos-Ori is an Australian pianist of Hungarian parentage. He is an Exchange Scholar with Associate Professor ranking at the Escola Superior de Artes, Instituto Politecnico de Macau, Staff Accompanist at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (The University of Melbourne), and an examiner in piano with the Australian Music Examinations Board.
Robert Sipos-Ori’s formal studies were completed at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, under the tutelage of Prof. Ian Holtham with whom he studied for more than 10 years. He was also a student of Prof. Attila Nemethy (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest), Alan Fraser and Elizabeth Mitchell. He also had a period of study with Geoffrey Tozer, under a special arrangement financed by the University of Melbourne.
Robert Sipos-Ori has been the recipient of numerous awards, including three scholarships awarded by the Federal Government of Australia. He was also awarded membership to the Szent Laszlo Tarsasag, Budapest, Hungary and awarded the Silver Cross Medal by the Order of Vitez (Budapest, Hungary) for his contributions to Hungarian musical culture. Robert Sipos-Ori’s book “Bela Bartok – A Performer’s Guide to the Ten Easy Pieces and Allegro Barbaro, published in Koln (Germany), has been received with wide critical acclaim.
Robert Sipos-Ori is also a keen advocate of contemporary music. He has given world premiers of piano works by the Australian-Chilean composer Andrian Pertout, and has featured on his critically acclaimed CD, Navigating the Labyrinth.