Terence Koo is described by singers as a great pianist, and a sensitive accompanist, whose knowledge and feel complement different styles of singing and entertaining. He is inventive and exciting but most of all, (according to the late great Su Cruikshank), “…he really SWINGS”!

Terence Koo is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher and recording artist. Born in Singapore, Terence holds a Master of Arts (Music); a Bachelor of Music, First Class Honours; the University Medal; and a number of University scholarships and prizes. In 2017, Terence was awarded the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning.

Terence has been the musical director for numerous bands and projects, performing around the country for guests, including the Prime Minister. He has released three feature albums (Pieces of Rain, Lunacity, and disCOVERies), and been a session musician on many others. In early 2014, he played on the album Amazing by Marcia Hines, and has appeared in a music video featuring Marcia Hines and Russell Crowe.

Hear Terence Koo in the 2022 Festival
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Jazz at the Pub – Heartstrings