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Tony Gould : Represented Artist

Gould's career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics.

Random Audio Sample: Canzone popolare by Tony Gould, from the CD Under the tall trees


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Dr Tony Gould has made an outstanding contribution to Australian music over the course of a career spanning more than 50 years. As an extraordinary pianist, composer and pioneering music educator, Gould has brought a unique voice to Australian jazz, improvisational and classical music through his extensive involvement in both performance and music education.

He has a PhD from Latrobe University, a Master of Arts from Monash University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne. Career highlights include numerous performance and recording projects, and Australia's most prestigious award for music, the 'Don Banks Award' from the Australia Council of the Arts in 2009. In 2008 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM).

In 2005 Tony left his position as Head (Dean) of and Associate Professor at the School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, to pursue his performance and composition career.

Tony Gould has performed with countless Australian an international artists including Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Ernestine Anderson, Ronnie Scott, David Jones, Don Burrows, John Sangster, Graeme Lyall, John Hoffman and Bobby Shew. He has appeared with orchestras and ensembles including Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and supported artists and groups such as Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Jean Luc Ponty, Ray Brown, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Tony Gould has appeared on numerous commercially released CDs, most recently on the Gould Burke Quartet's album Live Again! (Jazzhead 2019).

Recent commissions include works for the Plexus Ensemble, the Zephyr Quartet and the Firebird Trio.


Tony Gould/AMC — current to 2019

Collaborated with

Michael Kieran Harvey (1990 - current)

 

Studied with

Keith Humble

 

Influenced by

John Sangster

 

Teacher/Influence on

John Arthur Grant (1988 - current)

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2009 Don Banks Music Award Recipient
2009 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental Finalist Kashmir remembered
2009 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental Winner The River meets the sea
2009 Classical Music Awards - Instrumental Work of the Year Winner The River meets the sea
2009 Classical Music Awards - Instrumental Work of the Year Finalist Kashmir remembered
2007 Order of Australia Member of the Order For service to the arts as a music educator, particularly through the Victorian College of the Arts, to the promotion of jazz and improvised music, and as a pianist and composer

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Trio for Stefan : trio (2015) Commissioned by Plexus Ensemble.
Digital sheet music sample Songs in a gentle breeze : for string quartet (2014) Commissioned by Zephyr Quartet.
Digital sheet music sample Dreams of my girl : on 'Girl of my Dreams' (2013) Commissioned by Firebird Trio.
Digital sheet music sample Beyond the sky : flexible instrumentation (2009) Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs
Digital sheet music sample First thing in the morning : flexible instrumentation (2009) Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs
Digital sheet music sample I can see the moon : flexible instrumentation (2009) Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs