Professor Tony Gould

Prof Tony Gould


Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics.

He gives many concerts each year and for fifty years he has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia.

He has made over thirty commercially released recordings, both classical and non-classical idioms, and works from small group to full symphony orchestra. Tony was Associate Professor and Head (Dean) of the School of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts (2000-2005).

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Recent Awards

  • Don Banks Award (2009)
  • APRA / Australian Music Centre (AMC) Classical Music Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education’ (2005)
  • Australia Council Music Board Fellowship (2006-2007)
  • Distinguished Artist residency at Arthur Boyd’s artist’s studios in Bundanon (2007)
  • Order of Australia (AM) (2007)


Piano (repertoire and jazz/improvised musics), music history (17th to 20th century), social and cultural history (17th to 20th century), harmony and counterpoint (including African-American genres), orchestration and arranging, composition, ensemble improvisation, European and African-American art musics, aesthetics and criticism, research methods, Performance practice.