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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
Michael Kieran Harvey (1990 - current)
John Arthur Grant (1988 - current)
Awards & Prizes
|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|
|Trio for Stefan : trio (2015)||Commissioned by Plexus Ensemble.|
|Songs in a gentle breeze : for string quartet (2014)||Commissioned by Zephyr Quartet.|
|Dreams of my girl : on 'Girl of my Dreams' (2013)||Commissioned by Firebird Trio.|
|Beyond the sky : flexible instrumentation (2009)||Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs|
|First thing in the morning : flexible instrumentation (2009)||Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs|
|I can see the moon : flexible instrumentation (2009)||Commissioned by the Hush Foundation for Children's Hospital series of CDs|