Faculty Timothy Young

Head Of Piano (Margaret Johnson Chair Of Piano)

Timothy Young is one of Australia’s most prominent and versatile pianists. Currently the Head of Piano at the Australian National  Academy of Music (ANAM) and a founding member of Ensemble Liaison, he performs regularly in recital as a soloist and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and ensembles.

Timothy received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne with first class honours as a student of Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost. He then continued his studies in Europe with Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri, receiving his Diploma with a rarely awarded distinction from the Ministry of Education and as dux of his year at the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy. 

During almost a decade of performing throughout Italy and Europe, Timothy also won first-prize in the Premio Kawai-Tortona, the Palma d’Oro-Finale Ligure and in Trio the 1st Chamber Music Competition of Liguria. He performed works by Luciano Berio for the composer himself and worked with the Orfeo and Aulodia ensembles. Festival appearances included Chiavari, Bordighera, Ravello and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.

Since his return to Australia Timothy has appeared at the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Festival (Victoria), Bangalow Music Festival, Tyalgum Festival, Melbourne International Festival of Brass, Music in the Round at Monash University, the Utzon Room music series at the Sydney Opera House, Canberra International Music Festival, the Aurora Festival (ISCM) in Sydney, the Perth Concert Hall Summer Series, Perth Festival, Woodend Festival, the Novi Sad Music Summer Festival in Serbia and the Kotor Arts International Festival in Montenegro.

He has performed in recital with, among many others, Alexander Baillie, Howard Penny, Wanda Wilkomirska, Anthony Marwood, Daniel Kossov, Tanya Prochazka, William Hennessy, Henning Kraggerud, Philippe Muller, Michael Goldschlager, Johannes Moser, Oleh Krysa, Rudolf Koelman, Suren Bagratuni, Patricia Pollett, Caroline Henbest, Brett Dean, Paul Neubauer, Andra Darzins, Roger Benedict, John Harle, Paul Rozcek, John Harding, Csaba Erdélyi, Howard Davis, Ma Xiaohui, Mats Lidström, Alexander Ivashkin, David Pereira, Geoffrey Collins, Michael Kieran-Harvey, Roy Howatt, Tony Gould, Hansjorg Schellenberger, Michael Collins, the Griffith Trio, the Libra Ensemble, the Consort of Melbourne, the Australia Ensemble, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Brass Quintet and the Australian String Quartet.

Timothy has been a guest lecturer for the music faculties of Melbourne University, the Victorian College of the Arts, Griffith University and has taught and lectured at the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney. He has also been a jury member on both national and international piano and chamber music competitions.

His internationally acclaimed discography for the Melba label include recordings collaborating with Ensemble Liaison, violist Roger Benedict, violinist Ray Chen, soprano Cheryl Barker and a solo recital of works by G.F Boyle.  For Tall Poppies he has recorded with French Hornist, Darryl Poulsen, Ensemble Liaison and cellist, David Pereira.

Timothy Young's ANAM Faculty position is generously supported by the family of the late Margaret Johnson

Photo by Pia Johnson

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