Francis Atkins is a young aspiring Australian pianist. A fiery and passionate performer, Francis has performed in several music hotspots around Australia, including the Sydney Opera House, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and the Bangalow Music Festival. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Music Studies at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Francis maintains a growing career as a pianist and enjoys collaborating with musicians of all characters and calibre. He has performed as concerto soloist with several Queensland based Orchestras, and as a young artist with the Brisbane Music Festival and the Southern Cross Soloists. Francis was a recent recipient of an Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society scholarship, named as a 2020 ‘young musician of the year’. He was also a first prize winner of the 2021 Basil Jones Sonata Prize.
In his spare time, Francis enjoys scuba diving, eating dark chocolate, and practising piano at midnight (much to the disdain of his neighbours and flatmate).