Terence Dennis is a graduate of the University of Otago, and of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, Germany where he graduated Konzertexamen with Distinction. He is currently Professor and Head of Classical Performance Studies at the University of Otago Department of Music in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Terence has been much acclaimed both overseas and in New Zealand for his performances, teaching, masterclasses and presentations, regularly partnering leading resident musicians and distinguished visiting artists in recital.
Since 1991 he has been the official pianist for the finals of the Lexus Song Quest and has participated in NZ Embassy concerts in Washington DC, Paris, Bonn, and Singapore. He has been official pianist for seven international string competitions, guest adjudicator for regional finals of the celebrated Metropolitan Opera Auditions Competition in the United States and is a committee member of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference.