Voltz holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons I) from The University of Queensland, where he studied viola performance under Patricia Pollett and then composition with Robert Davidson, Nicole Murphy and Catherine Likhuta. His Honours thesis investigated harmonic language within his music, and argued that contemporary art music composers should aspire towards authenticity, rather than originality or imitation. He has also benefited from the mentorships of several other leading Australian composers, including Brenton Broadstock AM, Brett Dean and Melody Eötvös. Voltz also holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Ancient History/History and Writing. He has penned articles for Limelight Magazine and 4MBS Classic FM 103.7, and writes regularly for Sky News, The Spectator Australia, and The Epoch Times. Voltz is the founding Music Editor of Quadrant. As a violist, Voltz is an alumnus of the Queensland Youth Symphony and the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under several renowned Australian conductors, including John Curro AM MBE and Richard Gill AO, and has undertaken international tours to Germany, China and the United States.
Voltz lives in Brisbane, Australia. He signs his work A. D. K. Voltz. November 2023