Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson (b. 1962) developed a strong interest in music from an early age. He spent many hours at the piano as a child,  experimenting with various combinations of sound. His parents’ record player also provided the wonderful experience of being able to enjoy both the world of classical music and popular music.  

Wilson graduated from Monash University in 1985, studying music and pure mathematics. He has also successfully completed the Associate in Music Australia for piano. With regard to the study of composition, Wilson is mainly self-taught, though he did have some private lessons with Haydn Reeder.  

Wilson has worked as a private music teacher for almost 30 years  now; teaching piano, singing and theory of music to people of all ages.  

His compositions include several works for orchestra, dozens of pieces for piano, several pieces for small chamber groups, and some vocal music. His works have been performed by several well known  Australian orchestras, and by respected and accomplished chamber groups and soloists.  

Wilson has had two of his orchestral compositions — 3 Flights of the  Condor, and Manannán – Legend of the Sea — recorded by the  Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra respectively. Both of these recordings are available on Navona Records. He has also had two of his vocal works — Tears, Idle Tears and A  Bird Came Down the Walk — recorded by Alexis Peart (mezzo-soprano) and Yoko Hagino (piano). These vocal works were released on Navona Records in August, 2023.

Wilson works and lives in Melbourne, Australia. For more information about Wilson and his work, including video and audio clips, visit


Symphonic Chronicles Vol II

Release Date: January 5, 2024
Catalog Number: NV6584
21st Century
Hailed by critics as a “descriptive and evocative” collection of contemporary classical music, the SYMPHONIC CHRONICLES series returns with a brand new roster of celebrated composers from a wide variety of backgrounds and influences. Anthony Wilson’s Númenor examines the sudden shifts in society that can bring us from peace to turmoil, while Octavian Nemescu’s The Inner Staircase courageously confronts forces of tyranny. In contrast, Stearns Wharf by Michael Roush follows the journey of two lovers in an impassioned pas de deux, while Margaret Brandman’s Gentle Summer Rain comments on the ethereal beauty found in juxtaposing aspects of nature. With performances by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Brno Contemporary Orchestra, and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, SYMPHONIC CHRONICLES VOL II offers listeners a variegated palette of new music.
Voices of Earth and Air Vol V

Voices of Earth and Air Vol V

Release Date: August 25, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6538
21st Century
Vocal Music
Navona Records presents VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL V, a dynamic album showcasing the human voice and the powerful storytelling capabilities that vocal music wields. Six contemporary composers from around the world offer breathtaking works that stir the senses in this release, from hauntingly beautiful ballads to uplifting choral arrangements and climactic moments of triumph. With intimate settings of the human voice with instrumental accompaniment, full-fledged choir works, and everything in between, the composers and performers on VOICES OF EARTH AND AIR VOL V deliver unique and impactful moments that are sure to strike a chord.

Legends and Light Vol. 2

Release Date: January 14, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6399
21st Century
LEGENDS AND LIGHT VOL. 2 from Navona Records leaves no stone unturned. From the vast expansiveness of the open sea to the microscopic particles of our world's chemical makeup, this follow-up to 2018’s LEGENDS AND LIGHT is an ambitious collection of new works for large ensemble performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic. In this album, seven composers offer their insights into the components of our world through music, with works highlighting cultures, locations, forces of nature, and human life. While many of the pieces are arranged for orchestral ensembles, listeners will also find Scottish Great Highland bagpipes and Irish Uilleann pipes featured on the album, offering a deeply rewarding listening experience.

Prisma Vol. 5

Release Date: April 9, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6344
21st Century
Navona Records’ acclaimed PRISMA series continues with a fifth installment, again showcasing the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra’s riveting take on contemporary composition. With a focus on innovation and imaginative performance, the orchestra brings a breath of fresh air to a repertoire that’s all-too-often dominated by mainstream works.