Po Goh is an eclectic Melbourne pianist with experience in solo, chamber, orchestra, theatre, conducting and composition. Po commenced his first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2023, training with Timothy Young.
Po completed a double Bachelor of Commerce and Music majoring in Actuarial Studies and Classical Piano Performance at Monash University, and an Honours year at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Throughout his studies, he has received guidance from an array of tutors, including Kristian Chong, Aura Go, Len Vorster, Robert Chamberlain and Dr Kenji Fujimura.
At Monash University, Po received multiple recognitions for his achievements, including the Anna Chmiel Memorial Prize and Joan Earle Prize in two consecutive years. In 2018, he came first place in the Monash University Concerto Competition, which led to the opportunity to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Monash Academy Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis. Po came first place in season 1 of 3MBS The Talent in 2019.
In 2022, Po joined the Australian Contemporary Opera Company as a Young Artist Repetiteur, where he worked with conductors Matthew Toogood and Carlo Antolioni, both in performances and throughout the rehearsal process. His interest in theatre has also taken him to projects with MLIVE and Gasworks Theatre playing keyboard, and even to the stage with La Mama where he played the role of pianist Xiaojun in the chamber opera, The Gang of Five.
Outside of piano, Po spends time writing wacky arrangements of well-known songs, staying active with indoor bouldering and at the gym, and learning Korean.
FROM: Melbourne, VIC. Kulin Nation
Po's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Kim Low and Gina Fox
Photo by Pia Johnson