Anthony Barnhill AMusA LMusA BMus BEd (Hons)
One of Australia’s leading young musicians, Anthony Barnhill is a versatile pianist, composer and conductor. His performances have been described as ‘heroic’ (Wilma Smith, concertmaster MSO), ‘sensitive and intelligent’ (ArtsHub review), and displaying ‘incredible showmanship’ (Tina Arena). Anthony’s credits span radio, national television, and as guest soloist with symphony orchestras.
In 2019, Anthony was the Associate Musical Director for the international tour of West Side Story (Opera Australia, GWB entertainment, BB group). Tour highlights included conducting performances at renowned opera houses around the world, including Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and the Sydney Opera House. Other musical theatre credits include Evita (Opera Australia), Oklahoma! (The Production Company) and, most recently, as AMD for the Australian production of Chicago (GFO).
Anthony has worked for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, Monash University and Opera Scholars Australia. He has been pianist for Grammy nominated RnB artist Mario, toured China as Musical Director for Australian International Productions, and served as Composer in Residence for Creative Innovation Global.
Anthony studied at Monash University where he won numerous awards including the flagship Concerto Competition, while also achieving the university’s highest performance result in each year of study. He was winner of the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment Musician Award.