Anthony Barnhill AMusA LMusA BMus BEd (Hons)
Anthony is a versatile Australian conductor, pianist and composer. His performances have been described as ‘heroic’ (Wilma Smith, concertmaster MSO), ‘sensitive and intelligent’ (ArtsHub), and displaying ‘incredible showmanship’ (Tina Arena). Anthony’s credits span radio, national television, and as guest soloist with symphony orchestras.
Anthony worked on the 2019 international tour of West Side Story (Opera Australia, GWB entertainment, BB group), conducting performances at renowned opera houses around the world, including the Berlin State Opera and the Sydney Opera House. His involvement with the show continued, music supervising the 2021 Perth and Brisbane seasons.
As Musical Director for Australian International Productions, Anthony led concert performances in twelve cities throughout China. His other musical theatre credits include Chicago (GFO), Evita (OA), and Oklahoma! (The Production Company). Anthony has performed with a range of artists including US popstar Mario, Anthony Warlow, James Morrison, Lea Salonga and Dame Edna Everage. His other work spans the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, Opera Scholars Australia, and as Composer in Residence for Creative Innovation Global 2017-2019.
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.
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