Conservatorium of Music

Arabella Teniswood-Harvey

Arabella Teniswood-Harvey

Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey

Co-ordinator, Junior Piano Program; Lecturer in Piano and Music History

PhD, University of Tasmania

Contact Details

Contact Campus Hobart CBD Campuses
Building Conservatorium of Music
Room Reference 403
Telephone +61 3 6226 7331
Fax +61 3 6226 7333

Teaching Responsibilities


Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey - Researchers Report (WARP)

Career Summary

Born in Tasmania, Arabella Teniswood-Harvey studied piano in Melbourne where, in 1999, she was one of the few elite young Australian musicians awarded full scholarship for the prestigious Australian National Academy of Music's inaugural Advanced Performance Program. Now teaching classical piano, music history and art theory at the University of Tasmania, Arabella maintains an active performance career. She performs frequently as a chamber musician; as soloist with organizations such as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Victoria, and the Melbourne Chorale; and has performed in the United Kingdom with violinist Edwin Paling, and in numerous festivals within Australia.

In addition to her musical talents, Arabella holds a doctorate degree from the University of Tasmania. Research for her dissertation considered James McNeill Whistler's interest in music and how it influenced his creation of art. Her articles have been published in The British Art Journal, Music and Art and The Burlington Magazine. She has presented lecture-recitals at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland, the Freer Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and at Colby College Museum of Art (Maine, USA), and is a sought-after presenter of pre-concert talks for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  Arabella has three CDs available on the Move Records label: The Ring of Bone: The Piano Music of Elisabeth Lutyens; Lennox Berkeley complete music for violin and piano, and solo violin; and Kenneth Leighton music for violin and piano.

Research Interests

Dr Teniswood-Harvey's chief research interests are:

  • The interrelationship between music and art
  • 19th-century art, music, dance and theatre
  • Twentieth-century music


Dr Teniswood-Harvey teaches classical piano and music history at the Conservatorium and tutors art theory at the Tasmanian School of Art.  She is the recipient of a two Teaching Merit Certificates.