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 anthonywilsonmusicstudio.com