Concert pianist whose interpretations of Romantic-era composers were controversial. He suffered from schizoaffective disorder.
He was a six-time winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition.
He spent 10 years in the Perth mental hospital, Graylands, after his first marriage fell apart.
His father was his first instructor, beginning lessons with him at age five.
His life was dramatized in the 1996 Australian film Shine in which he was played by Geoffrey Rush.