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Anna Goldsworthy

  • Pianist
  • Teacher

Biography

Anna Goldsworthy was born in Adelaide, and began studying the piano at the age of six. At the age of nine, she began studies with Eleonora Sivan, who has remained a central guide and inspiration. In recent years, Ronald Farren-Price has also been an important mentor. Anna completed her Bachelor of Music degree with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium, before acquiring a Master of Music degree at Texas Christian University, where she held the F.Howard and Mary D.Walsh Graduate Piano Scholarship, and studied with Tamas Ungar. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Melbourne with the degree Doctor of Musical Arts. Additionally, Anna has studied in Moscow with Lev Naumov, with the support of an ArtsSA Emerging Artist Award, and in the Advanced Performers Program at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Anna currently teaches piano at the University of Melbourne, and is Artist-in-Residence at Janet Clarke Hall. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Best Australian Essays 2007, 2008, and 2009, The Monthly, The Australian, The Australian Book Review and The Australian Literary Review. Her play, Maestro, co-written with her father, Peter Goldsworthy, enjoyed a successful season with the State Theatre of South Australia in 2009. Her musical memoir, Piano Lessons, was released in Australia by Black Inc in October 2009, and will be released in the United States by St Martin's Press in late 2010.

Anna will be appointed Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2010.