Concert pianist whose interpretations of Romantic-era composers were controversial. He experienced from schizoaffective disorder. He was a six-time champion from the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition. He spent a decade in the Perth mental medical center, Graylands, after his first relationship fell aside. His dad was his initial instructor, starting lessons with him at age group five. His lifestyle was dramatized in the 1996 Australian film Stand out where he was performed by Geoffrey Hurry.